Erasmus Mundus success
The University of Glasgow’s College of Social Sciences launched its first-ever degree to be supported by the European Commission’s prestigious Erasmus Mundus programme back in September 2012. It is currently leading four consortia which have won major grants to deliver ERASMUS MUNDUS Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) programmes.
Professor Anne Anderson, Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Social Sciences, said: ‘This is a tremendous achievement for the University, particularly in the post-Brexit climate. It demonstrates the strength of both our postgraduate programmes and our collaborative relationships with other prestigious universities in Europe and further afield.’
The Erasmus Mundus programme, launched in 2004, is administered by the European Commission and provides financial support for higher education institutions as well as scholarships for individuals. ‘At the core [of this programme],’ states the EACEA (European, Audiovisual and Cultural Executive Agency) review panel ‘stands the education and training of the next generation of leaders that can understand the nature of global change and its impact on localities and regions.’
EMJMDs are highly integrated study programmes that are delivered by an international consortium of Higher Education Institutions. They aim to:
- Foster excellence, innovation, and internationalisation in Higher Education Institutions
- Boost the attractiveness of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and support the EU's external action in the field of higher education
- Improve the level of competences and skills of Master graduates, and their employability.