RSU approved for participation in Erasmus+ Joint Master programme
For the first time a Latvian higher education institution - Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) - has been approved for the participation in Erasmus Mundus Joint Master programme. It is a prestigious, integrated and international study programme, jointly delivered by an international consortium of universities in Erasmus+ countries.
"This is significant success for Latvia, because throughout the implementation period of the Erasmus+ programme (2014-2020) no other Latvian higher education institution so far had managed to enter any of the approved Erasmus Mundus joint master's programme implementation consortia," says Zane Gailīte, Director of the Erasmus+ Program Department in State Education Development Agency of Latvia.
RSU is a project partner in the consortium for the implementation of “European Joint Master in Social Work with Children and Youth”. The coordinating institution of the project is Mykolo Romerio Universitetas from Lithuania, which is also now the first higher education institution in Lithuania to lead a project in the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme. The other project partners are ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa from Portugal and Katolicka Univerzita v Ruzomberku from Slovakia. The overall budget of the project is 2 434 000 euros.
Erasmus Mundus Joint Master programmes are high-quality joint study programs implemented by high-level consortiums of universities from at least three Erasmus+ countries and, where relevant, other partners with specific expertise and interest in the study programme. The aim is to promote European excellence in higher education worldwide. Erasmus+ funds the costs of implementing a joint master programme, including scholarships for top students from around the world who apply each year through a consortium selection procedure. Admission of students to the program is financed for 4 consecutive academic years.
Detailed information about the results of Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees Call 2020 is available on the homepage of the Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency.
More information about Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme can be found here.
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