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Lund University again coordinates Erasmus Mundus Asia Regional Lot
September 22, 2017 - 23:21
On July, 17, 2012, the European Commission’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) decided upon the 2012 round of the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 – Strand 1 – Partnership programme, EU’s flagship programme aimed at promoting the attractiveness of the European Higher Education system and third country cooperation and partnerships. The new programmes for mobility activities will start during the academic year 2012–2013.
Lund University was again given the responsibility to coordinate one of the four Asia Regional consortium lots No 9. The consortium consists of a slightly different setup of European and Asian member universities and associates than in the previous Lund University administered Asia Regional Lot (see SASNET’s information about previous and ongoing India and (South) Asia Regional Erasmus Mundus Action 2 programmes).
The European universities consortium members are: Lund University, Sweden; Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece; University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; University of Antwerp, Belgium; University College Dublin, Ireland; University College London, UK; University of Milan, Italy; University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France; and University of Warsaw, Poland.
The Asian consortium members are: Peking University (joint coordinator), Fudan University, Tsinghua University, Xiamen University and Zhejiang University – all in China; Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, and Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Bangladesh; Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal; University of Karachi, Pakistan; Mahidol University, Thailand; and University of Malaya, Malaysia.
SASNET has joined the consortium as an Associate Partner, along with the following other universities and institutes: Shahjalal University of Science & Technology (SUST), Sylhet, Bangladesh; Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), Dhaka; Hajvery University, Pakistan; PAK Education Society, Pakistan; The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia.
The budget for the consortium will be EUR 2.5 m, and the mobility flow (from Asia to Europe only) to at least 100 individual partnerships. Read the 2012-13 proposals announcement.
After a break of two years, decisions have also been taken regarding a separate India lot (nr 11), designed to promote academic collaboration between EU and India. Four consortia have been selected, each involving 20 partner universities in Europe and India. Each project will have a budget of EUR 3 m, and the minimum number of individual mobility flow should be 100 fully funded students/researchers/academic staff. The flow is only from India to Europe, not the other way. At least 25 % of the Indian universities in the lot should be located in what is identified by the Government of India to be less developed districts of the country.
More information will follow on all accepted Asia Regional and India Erasmus Mundus Action 2 programmes for 2012.