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The European Union approves new Erasmus Mundus projects with the participation of the UB

The Erasmus Mundus Programme aims to enhance the quality of higher education in Europe and promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through academic cooperation with non-EU Third Countries.

The Erasmus Mundus Programme aims to enhance the quality of higher education in Europe and promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through academic cooperation with non-EU Third Countries.

01/08/2012

In this year’s call for proposals for Erasmus Mundus projects, the European Union has selected five new programmes in which the UB participates. In total the University of Barcelona takes part in nineteen projects. The Erasmus Mundus Programme aims to enhance the quality of higher education in Europe and promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through academic cooperation with non-EU Third Countries.

Erasmus Mundus is implemented in different actions: Action 1 projects include joint master’s degree courses and doctoral programmes of outstanding academic quality; Action 2 focuses on partnerships between European universities and universities from non-EU countries; and Action 3 promotes European higher education through measures enhancing the attractiveness of Europe as an educational destination and a centre of excellence at world level. Regarding Action 1 projects, the University of Barcelona will coordinate the Joint Doctorate in Fetal and Perinatal Medicine (FETAL-MED), with the partnership of Lund University (Sweden) and the University of Leuven (Belgium). The UB coordinator is lecturer Eduard Gratacós from the Faculty of Medicine. The UB will also take part in the International Doctorate in Transdiciplinary Global Health Solutions (TransGlobal), coordinated by the VU University Amsterdam (the Netherlands). The partner coordinator at the UB is lecturer Núria Casamitjana, from the Faculty of Pharmacy. Also part of this edition of the Erasmus Mundus Programme is the master’s degree in Chemical Innovation and Regulation (ChIR), coordinated by the University of Algarve and whose partner coordinator at the UB is lecturer Daniel Sainz. This edition will also include the European Joint Master in Quality in Analitical Laboratories (EMQAL), coordinated by the UB, in particular by professor Miguel Esteban. With the new approved programmes, the UB will participate in a total of ten Erasmus Mundus master’s degrees and doctoral programmes.

 
Regarding Action 2 projects, the UB will take part in the proposal Science & Technology Education Teachers’ Training International Network (STETTIN), through the Office for International Mobility and Programs and the Institute of Education Sciences. The Aix-Marseille University coordinates this project, in which organisations from African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP) participate. In total, the UB takes part in eight Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Programmes and coordinates one project, Eranet Plus, created on the basis of the previous Eranet Mundus project and which aims to establish and promote strong academic links between Russian and European universities. The current project is integrated by a new European university (eleven in total) and a new Russian university (nine in total), and is still coordinated by lecturer from the UB Marc Ruiz-Zorrilla.
 
Finally, regarding Action 3 projects, the UB coordinates Linking-Med-Gulf, a project that has been approved again at this year’s call for proposals. The objective is to create synergies and links between the Middle East and North Africa region, the Gulf and Europe in higher education and innovation. The project is coordinated by UB professor Ramon Torrent.
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