null The future of Erasmus Mundus
The future of Erasmus Mundus09 dic 2013
From 2014 the new Erasmus+ programme will provide the framework for EU programmes for international higher education cooperation and mobility. This programme will be formally adopted in late 2013.
Under Erasmus+ the following opportunities will be available for higher education institutions to carry out international cooperation, once they have been selected in Erasmus+ Calls for Proposals:
Joint Master Degrees (JMDs) with scholarships
Like Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses, JMDs will be integrated master courses delivered by a consortium of universities, which will offer EU-funded scholarships to European and non-European nationals (with a priority on the latter).
Capacity-Building (CB) projects
Like the current Tempus, Alfa or Edulink projects, CB projects will be collaborative partnerships set up and managed by groups of universities and other types of organisations from the EU on the one hand and from particular regions of the world on the other (e.g. the EU's neighbouring countries and Russia, Latin America, Asia, ACP countries).
International credit mobility
This mobility will be similar to the current intra-European Erasmus mobility but extended to include non-European countries. Under an inter-institutional agreement signed with a university from another country of the world, universities will be able exchange students and/or staff for short term durations (up to twelve months for students).
More information about the proposed Erasmus+ programme can be found on the following webpage.
Source of information: EU-EACEA