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Rome Conference Giovanni Finocchietti

  1. 1. Erasmus Mundus: joint programmes and mobility Giovanni Finocchietti Erasmus Mundus National Contact Point - Italy
  2. 2. <ul><li>Meet LISBON STRATEGY objectives (excellence, competition, mobility, employability) </li></ul><ul><li>Translate BOLOGNA PROCESS recommendations into concrete tool (compatibility/comparability of EHEA) </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance the quality of European HE through support to Joint Masters Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance the attractiveness of European HE through scholarships and promotion actions </li></ul><ul><li>Support to partnership and mobility </li></ul><ul><li>103 EM master courses </li></ul><ul><li>7,000 scholarships/grants to TC students and scholars </li></ul><ul><li>1,500 scholarships/grants to EU students and scholars </li></ul><ul><li>50 partnerships with TC </li></ul><ul><li>400 European HEIs involved </li></ul>Erasmus Mundus: aims and results (2004 - 2008) 1
  3. 3. <ul><li>A wider scope: inclusion of external cooperation objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Joint doctoral programmes + fellowships </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion of TC HEIs in joint programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Full scholarships/fellowships for EU students </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative partnerships with TC HEIs </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger focus of the Programme on: quality assurance, joint programme sustainability, students/doctors employability </li></ul><ul><li>150 EMMC and 35 EMJD </li></ul><ul><li>8,500 student scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>4,000 scholar grants </li></ul><ul><li>Call for proposals 2010-2011 ( deadline 30 April 2009 ): 15 (new) EMMC, 10 EMJD </li></ul>Erasmus Mundus II 2009 - 2013: novelties and expected results 2
  4. 4. <ul><li>Consortium of HEIs of at least three EU and TC countries </li></ul><ul><li>Consortium agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Full integration of a jointly developed curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Common criteria for student selection, admission, performance assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Learning agreement with student/doctoral candidate </li></ul><ul><li>ECTS scheme coherent with learning targets, and consistent </li></ul><ul><li>Mobility scheme coherent, consistent and feasible </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition of study periods and ECTS </li></ul><ul><li>Awarding of a Joint degree, or a double/multiple degree + DS </li></ul><ul><li>Joint management of the programme and of the Consortium </li></ul><ul><li>Clear and active role of each partner of the Consortium </li></ul><ul><li>Clear policy for promotion, attractiveness, quality assurance </li></ul>The Erasmus Mundus model of a joint programme 3
  5. 5. <ul><li>EMMC / EMJD: study period / training and research in at least two different HEI in two different countries </li></ul><ul><li>Erasmus Mundus: no sense for the question “Why mobility?”: a framework for those who already answered “Mobility? Yes!!” </li></ul><ul><li>Mobility is not: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>an option in a study programme / training path </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a module in a programme </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mobility is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>mandatory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>designed with the EM Programme itself: mobility tracks are fully integrated in the teaching and learning paths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>instrumental to the fulfilment of the Programme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a pre-condition for the awarding of a recognized joint degree </li></ul></ul>Erasmus Mundus: a model for integration of international mobility in a joint programme 4
  6. 6. <ul><li>Challenges for the Erasmus Mundus students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>getting entry Visa to Europe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>living in local communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>moving among institutions and countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>accessing to student services and on-campus facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Erasmus Mundus Programme: to spread good practices that may help EM Consortia and HEIs to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>build mechanisms and procedures that allow their students to focus on study rather than on logistical challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>facilitate collaboration among student mobility officers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>support quality in the management of mobility </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EMQA: Erasmus Mundus Handbook of quality of masters courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 dimensions of quality: FLAF - Facilities, logistics and finance ; QUIL - Quality of leadership and institutions; QATL - Quality of teaching and learning; JUPI - Joined-up practice and integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-line quality self-assessment via www.emqa.eu </li></ul></ul>Erasmus Mundus: support to best practices in the management of student mobility 5
  7. 7. <ul><li>Dissemination of good practices (information, promotion) </li></ul><ul><li>Support consortia, HEIs and officers in the adoption of good practices (training, consultancy) </li></ul><ul><li>The experience of the Italian National Contact Point: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>permanent working group ( tavolo tecnico ) with national administrations involved in the issue of entry visa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>participation to the Italian Bologna experts work group on the management of joint programmes (training for officers and staff) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>full partnership in the European Project JOIMAN - Joint degree management and administration network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Punto nazionale di contatto </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Viale Ventuno aprile, 36 - Roma </li></ul><ul><li>info@erasmsumundus.it www.erasmusmundus.it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thank you for attention! </li></ul></ul>The role of Erasmus Mundus National Structures and the experience of the Italian National Contact Point 6

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