EMMC: Course integration (partnership, student selection, student facilities and support)


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Presentation by Sebastian Płóciennik from University of Wroclaw. Presentation was held at the EMAP training seminar in Ljubljana for future Erasmus Mundus Master Courses consortia (1-4 February 2012). For video see http://vimeo.com/37371061.

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EMMC: Course integration (partnership, student selection, student facilities and support)

  2. 2. 1. Structures, organization, responsibilities
  3. 3. Structure USBC Leipzig University Macquarie Vienna UniversityEMGS Partners Stellenbosch LSE JNU New Dehli Roskilde University FUDAN Shanghai Wrocław University Dalhousie
  4. 4. Development of the program
  5. 5. Organization Coordinating institution: Leipzig University Rector Coordinator Steering Committee Partner Local coordinatorsuniversities
  6. 6. The Coordinator• Overall management of the consortium;• Chairperson of the Steering Committee;• Preparation of the meetings and decisions of the Steering Committee;• Distribution of relevant information to the other Parties;• Alerting the Steering Committee in case of force majeure, non-delivery, default, or unilateral requests for the termination by one Party;• Mediator between the concerned Parties in case of disputes;
  7. 7. The Steering Committee• Political and strategic orientation of the Project;• Compliance with national and EU laws and regulations;• Decisions with regard to dissemination, joint press releases and joint publications;• Final decision regarding the selection of mobility Students;• Allocation and redistribution of tasks within the consortium;• Acceptance of new members to the consortium.
  8. 8. Decision making• Simple majority,• Unanimity in exceptional situations,• „Circular resolutions” with deadlines for response,• Two annual meetings.
  9. 9. Special fields of cooperation • promotion, the website, legal representation, Alumni Forum, Newsletter • Others: summers schools, winter schools, graduation ceremony, conferences • Global Studies: the World Consortium
  10. 10. 2. The program and its integrity
  11. 11. The basis• Mutual recognition of records: 120 ECTS (4x30 ECTS)• Systems of grading: a centralized conversion factor• Academic schedules and completion of studies• Circulation of documents: e.g. transcripts of records and joint degrees (Vienna-Wroclaw- Leipzig)• Systems of student’s evaluation
  12. 12. Studies First Second Third Fourth Graduation semester semester semester semester ceremony• The winter • Summer • Stay at • Master thesis school school partner• Graduation universities ceremony
  13. 13. Language policy• English dominating CHRZĄSZCZ• Isolated courses in German, OR Polish, Dutch HOW TO UEBERLEBEN• Language courses UDENFOR
  14. 14. The Global Studies - Challenge Transnational fieldsHistorical Contemporary International
  15. 15. „Interdisciplinary focus”• Introduction to globalization• Area studies• History of globalization• Political economy of globalization• Contemporary globalization
  16. 16. Specialization Economic Transformation London Wrocław globalization and Economic and development social history Security and regional cooperation Development Roskilde Global history International ViennaLeipzig Comparative organizations Global political analysis Global history economy Area studies Area studies Political culture and civil society
  17. 17. Mobility of academic staff and students1st semester 2nd semester 3rd semester 4th semesterEU – HEI (1) EU-HEI (1) EU-HEI (2) EU-HEI (2) Non-EU HEI e.g. Santa Barbara, Stellenbosch, Dalhousie
  18. 18. Master thesis1st semester 2nd semester 3rd semester 4th semesterEU – HEI (1) EU-HEI (1) EU – HEI (2) EU-HEI (2) Non-EU HEI EMGS summer school Master thesis seminar Master expose Defense
  19. 19. Master thesis seminars (Wrocław) Research consultant Partner / second supervisor university PoliticsMaster thesis Public master’s seminar defence Economics Research consultant
  20. 20. DegreeDouble degree Joint Degree• LSE • Wrocław• Roskilde • Leipzig • Vienna
  21. 21. Graduation Ceremony• Each November• Best Master Thesis Award• Best Student Award
  22. 22. The winter school• The „first sight” evaluation of the program• Meeting of students• Workshops
  23. 23. Global studies conferences
  24. 24. 3. Candidates, selection
  25. 25. Application• CV• Transcript of previous study programme/s (at least bachelor)• Proof of good or advanced knowledge of English• Proof of knowledge of language spoken at the partner institutions which the student intends to visit in the course of student mobility is desirable• two letters of recommendation• preferences for the mobility track in the Joint-Master "Global Studies – A European Perspective "Programme• Motivation letter
  26. 26. Procedure SelectionApplications Coordinator Committee CRITERIA • very good/outstanding study results (= academic excellence) • academic potential and recommendation • level of language skills • quality/recognition of home institution having awarded the first degree • motivation • work experience/professional qualifications
  27. 27. Deadlines• The Erasmus Mundus Scholarship : 1st of December = > after three weeks – confirmation => final decision in June• Regular application: 1st of June => confirmation => final decision end of July
  28. 28. Tuition fee policy• 5100 euro / year: non-EU/EEA-EFTA students• 3,600 euro / year : EU-nationals and to EEA-EFTA states nationals• Processing fee of €68 for the application.• Fee waivers: 30 x 2300 euro / yearThe tuition fee covers for the participation of all classes offeredwithin the European Master in Global Studies and include alsosupport in administrative and organizational issues by a localcoordinator. However students will need to cover for the travelcosts to winter and summer school on their own.
  29. 29. 4. Support infrastructure for students
  30. 30. Before arrival CoordinatingApplicant institution Letter of confirmation Local coordinators
  31. 31. „The jungle book”
  32. 32. Global Studies Newsletter
  33. 33. After arrival Pick up Introduction daysForeign office of the university Language crash course Local Residence card coordinators InsuranceVolunteers/ Tutors Registration to courses Learning agreement