Decisions taken for 2012 Erasmus Mundus India and Asia Regional Lots
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. The scholarship programme is open for students on undergraduate, master, doctoral and post-doctoral level as well as for university staff in academic or administrative positions from Asia to Europe only.
Lot No. 9 (corresponding to Lot 12 in 2011!) is primarily devoted to South Asia, where the proposals should include universities in at least three of the following group A countries: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh; besides at least two of the following group B countries: Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Thailand, China, and North Korea. Four projects were selected, among them a continuation of the EMEA project, coordinated by Lund University.
Lot No. 10 (corresponding to Lot 13 during in 2011!) on the other hand is primarily devoted to South-East Asian countries, but also also gives the possibility to include Sri Lanka, India and/or Maldives as group B countries. Four projects were selected, out of one includes Indian universities.
Lot No. 11 is devoted to India. Four projects were selected, among them the IBIES project, coordinated by Aarhus University, Denmark. The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm is a partner in two of the other India lots.
Full information about the 2012 selection of India and Asia Regional Erasmus Mundus mobiity programmes.