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					         Study and research in the EU
         – Opportunities for Australia
       Bodo Richter – International Policy Officer
European Commission - Directorate General for Education and Culture
                     International cooperation
                     Phone: +32-2-299.00.67
                     Fax:    +32-2-296.32.33
European Higher Education –
political context
Erasmus Mundus
  Erasmus Mundus - objectives

- Enhance the quality of European HE through
  international co-operation

- Improve the development of human resources

- Promote dialogue and understanding
   between peoples and cultures

- Promote Europe as a centre of excellence in
  learning around the world
Erasmus Mundus - what does it offer?

 - Action 1 - Joint Programmes
    (including scholarships)

 - Action 2 - Partnerships
    (including scholarships)

 - Action 3 - Promotion of European Higher Education

                   Submission deadline: 29 April 2011
Erasmus Mundus - what does it offer?

 Action 1 - Joint Programmes

 - Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses (EMMCs)
 - Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates (EMJDs)
 - Full-study scholarships for students and
   researchers of exceptional quality (worldwide)
 - Scholarships for academics to teach on EMMCs
What is an Erasmus Mundus course?

A course (masters or doctorate)…

developed and delivered by a consortium of

located in at least three European countries

co-ordinated by a European university (non-
European universities can be partners)
What is an Erasmus Mundus course?

Since 2004, more than 500 universities…

have developed over 170 joint masters and
doctoral courses…

attended by over 10 000 students and 2000

in a wide range of disciplines…
from this…
             …to this
from this…
             …to this
Erasmus Mundus - what does it offer?

 Action 1 - Targets (2009-2013)

 - 150 EM Masters Courses
 - 35 EM Joint Doctorates
 - 5300 grants at masters level (non-EU students)
 - 450 grants at doctoral level (non-EU students)
 - 3500 grants at masters level (EU students)
 - 330 grants at doctoral level (EU students)
 - 2000 grants to non-EU academics at masters level
 - 2000 grants to EU academics at masters level
 Erasmus Mundus - what does it offer?

Action 2 - Partnerships

- Large partnerships between HEIs from EU + non-EU HEIs from a
   specific region (e.g. Australia in the Pacific Lot). The 2010
   selection financed a partnership involving three Australian and
   two New Zealander universities together with six European
- Emphasis on co-operation and transfer of know-how
- Scholarships of varying length (3 months to 3 years)
- Bachelor, master, doctorate, post-doctorate students + HE staff
   (training, teaching, research activities)
- Mobility not linked to specific programmes (all programmes on
  offer in partner HEIs can be followed)
Erasmus Mundus - what does it offer?

  Action 2 – East Asia / Pacific Lot
  – Higher Education Institutions from EU countries +
    minimum of one HEI from at least two countries
  – Minimum of 35 “mobility flows”
  – 55-65% at Doctoral level, 10-20% at Post-doctoral level
  – 20-30% academic staff
  – All academic disciplines eligible
  – Cannot exceed 48 months
  – € 2 million to fund 1 Partnership
Erasmus Mundus - what does it offer?

 Action 3 - Promotion of European HE
 Priorities in 2011:

 - promote European HE in certain geographical areas
 - improve services for international students and doctoral
 - address the international dimension of Quality Assurance
 - help strengthen relations between European HE and research
 - promote European study opportunities for doctoral candidates
 - promote the Erasmus Mundus programme towards European
         Benefits for universities

- Establish lasting links between institutions

- Improve quality of teaching and students

- Put in place mechanisms to facilitate mobility and degree

- Increase university visibility, attractiveness worldwide

- Enhance reputation through involvement in excellence
   Benefits for students/academics

- Participate in high-level masters/doctoral courses

- Receive double/multiple/joint degree from consortium of
   excellent universities

- Acquire in-depth knowledge of Europe + European HE

- Improve linguistic skills, intercultural experience

- Improve employability of students through recognition of
   qualifications and study periods abroad

- Academic exchange of knowledge, ideas, contacts
              How to apply?

   Go to the Erasmus Mundus website:

2011 Erasmus Mundus Call for Proposals is open
until 29 April 2011 !

Selected projects 2010:
Erasmus Mundus Excellence Website

- Quality Assurance exercise has been carried out on 12
   EMMCs and their partners (36 universities in total) over
   past 2 years

- Result is a “Quality Handbook” offering guidance to
   existing or prospective participants + online Self-
   Assessment Tool

- Based on practical feedback from those who have
   actually been involved in delivering EMMCs

- See EM Excellence website -
EU-Australia co-operation in education
and training
EU-Australia co-operation in education
and training - development

 - 1997: Joint Declaration
 - 2003: Agenda for Cooperation
 - 2007: Joint Declaration (education and training)
 - 2008: EU-Australia Partnership Framework
                        • 2009: Inaugural Policy Dialogue (University
                          reforms and modernisation agenda)
Policy                  • 2010: Qualification frameworks
                        • 2011: Early childhood education and care
Dialogue:               • 2012: International Education
                        • 2013: Quality and Recognition
                        • 2014: Lifelong Learning

         TUNING Australia project / link AQF and EQF;
         Joint EU-Australia Study on Qualifications Frameworks
         in supportiof the mobility of workers and learners;
        bilateral Agreement from 2014 on?
   EU-Australia Joint Projects

- Aim is to promote mutual understanding and improve
   quality of human resources

- First joint pilot project in 2002 on “Agriculture Food
   Systems and Environment “

- 21 joint pilot projects for curriculum development and
  student mobility between EU and Australian universities
  since 2002 (66 EU [from 20 MS] + 35 Australian
  institutions enabling 1.100 students to study abroad for
  at least one semester, with full recognition of the study-
  abroad period, + more than 200 academics for training
               Disciplines in Joint Projects
Year      Topic
2002      1. Agriculture Food Systems and Environment
2003      2. International Relations
2004      3. Cultural and Natural Heritage Management
2005-06   4.   Global Citizenship
          5.   Ethics, Human Rights and Institutions
          6.   Business, Environment Science and Technology
          7.   Governance and Security
2008      8. Sustainable Water Resources Management
          9. Public Health Education
          10. Environmental Journalism
          11. Vocational Knowledge and Skills Exchange
          12. Global Industries (Hotel and Hospitality and Graphic Design and Multimedia)
2009      13. The Meaning and Practice of Social Work: cross-national comparisons
          14. Design Education Partnership and Knowledge Transfer
          15. Intercultural Excellence in Mechatronic Engineering Education
          16. Developing and Delivering a Graduate Certificate in International Studies
2010      17. Borders Crossings: People and Places
          18. GESP – Global Environmental Sustainability Project
          19. SMOG – Sustainable Management for Organisations Business and Government
          20. GLC-EC – Intercultural Dialogue for Global Leadership and Citizenship in Early
          Childhood Education
          21. DARC – Designing the New World: Developing Architectural Education in
          response to Climate Change
      EU-Australia Joint Projects

- New call in November 2011 – joint/double degrees/VET:

 As a rule, must include at least …
   - … 3 institutions from 3 different EU Member States +
     3 institutions from Australia for JMP

   - … 2 institutions from 2 different EU Member States +
     2 institutions from Australia for JDP

For more details, see:
       Alumni Associations
Jean Monnet
    Jean Monnet - characteristics

- Jean Monnet aims to increase knowledge/awareness of
   European integration by promoting teaching, research
   and debate on EU matters

- Aimed exclusively at higher education institutions

- Since 2001, Jean Monnet has operated on a worldwide
   basis (network currently active in 62 countries)

 Annual call for proposals (2011 deadline closed on
  February 15, 2011)
          Jean Monnet - activities

- Jean Monnet European Modules (short courses on European
- Jean Monnet Chairs (teaching posts with specialisation in
   European integration studies)
- Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence (must work under the
   direction of a Jean Monnet Chair)
- Support for associations of professors and researchers
   specialising in European integration
- Support for information and research activities relating to
   European integration
- Jean Monnet Multilateral Research Groups (partnerships
   between min. of 3 Jean Monnet Chairs from 3 countries)
     Jean Monnet in Australia

• Module The European Union And The Developing World –
  Prof. Pascaline Winand from Monash University
• Chair New Pathways in teaching European Integration -
  Dr Stefan Auer from La Trobe University
• Module Extending the understanding of the European
  Union in Australia - Professor Bruno Mascitelli from
  Swinburne University
• Conference in NZ on Assessing the external impact of the
  Lisbon treaty within the Asia pacific Region - Professor
  Martin Holland

Centre of Excellence:
• Contemporary Europe Research Centre – University of
  Melbourne (closed end of 2009)
       Jean Monnet in Australia

• Contemporary European Studies Association of
  Australia (CESAA) – Swinburne University (Prof.
  Bruno Mascitelli)
EU Centres of Excellence - objectives

               EU Centres in the World
                    (on Google Maps)

- To promote greater understanding of the EU, its
   institutions and its policies by providing EU-related
   information and education activities

- To disseminate information and the EU’s views on issues
   of interest within regional communities

- To increase awareness about the political, economic and
   cultural importance of the relationship between the EU
   and the country in which the Centre is located
     EU Centres in Australia

 - EU Centre at ANU (ANUCES)
- (Professor Jacqueline Lo )

- EU Centre at RMIT
   (Professor Bruce Wilson)

- Monash European and EU Centre (MEEUC)
- (Professor Pascaline Winand )

Further information:
                          Useful links

Delegation of the European Union

The official Bologna Process
website 2010-2012

Study in Europe website
Information on 32 European countries, their universities and what it takes
to live and study there

EU-Australia cooperation in education and training

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