A thousand students from 59 countries apply for the Erasmus Mundus Master's Degrees coordinated by the University of Oviedo.
February 02, 2012
The Sustainable Transportation and Electric Powers System program offers 20 places and the Master's Degree on Emergency Nursing and Critical Care 25 for next year.
A thousand students from 59 countries have applied for the Erasmus Mundus Master's Degrees coordinated by the University of Oviedo and due to start next autumn. The success of the programs on their first call has been outstanding as regards the number of applicants and their qualifications. The Erasmus Mundus program aims to promote international cooperation among universities and boost excellence research between the various centres. The Asturian academic institution is in charge of leading two of the three Erasmus Mundus Master's Degrees that will begin in Spain in the 2012-13 academic year.
The Master's Degree on Sustainable Transportation and Electric Power Systems that the University of Oviedo organizes together with the University of Nottingham, the University of Rome and the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, has received 726 requests from 48 countries to fill the 20 positions available.
On the other hand, a total of 265 people from 45 countries applied to get one of the 25 places offered in the Master's Degree on Emergency Nursing and Critical Care developed in coordination with the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, the University of Algarve and the Polytechnic Institute of Santarém.
The committees which make up the universities involved are now developing an evaluation and selection process for the applicants, who will have to pass a personal interview as a final requisite.
The Erasmus Mundus program seeks to promote qualified education as well as cooperation among universities in the European Union and other countries, thus favouring students mobility in both ways. The principal axis of the program comprises the master's degrees. Both master's degrees and doctoral programs are organized by institutions from several countries and lead students to the acquisition of a recognition joint, double or multiple diploma.