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The Higher Education Master’s in Africa Programme : Call for Applications 2011

The Higher Education Master’s in Africa Programme (HEMA) is a NORAD-sponsored collaborative programme involving the University of the Western Cape, the University of Oslo, and the Centre for Higher Education Transformation (CHET). HEMA at UWC is a research-based programme (by dissertation) focusing on the changing functions, policies, and operations of Higher Education. Before conducting thesis research, students will take three non-credit modules, viz. Introduction to Higher Education (to be taught at the University of Oslo as part of the Erasmus Mundus European Master’s in Higher Education Programme); Research Methods and Proposal Development; and Higher Education and Development (to be taught at UWC).
Through various disciplinary perspectives, the programme will provide students with a solid basis for analysing and critically assessing change processes at all relevant levels in higher education. This Master’s programme is the first to include a focus on the complex relationship between higher education and development. The programme is linked to a research network on expertise in higher education in Africa, giving successful applicants access to the latest knowledge in the field.
The student target group is those currently involved in or aspiring to become involved in higher education, be it as administrators, researchers, policy-makers, curriculum managers, or consultants.
Scholarships: A number of scholarships are available.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 May 2011

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EUROPHOTONICS Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Program 2011: Photonics Engineering, Nanophotonics and Biophotonics

The Joint Doctorate Program on Photonics Engineering, Nanophotonics and Biophotonics is dedicated to address recent challenges of one of the most expanding fields in physics and material sciences. This doctorate program is based on a consortium of excellence research institutes and universities in the field : Paul Cézanne Aix Marseille III University / Institut Fresnel (France), Universität Karlsruhe (TH) / Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (Germany), Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, ICFO (Insitut de Ciences Fotoniques) (Spain), and Universita degli Studi di Firenze / LENS (European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy) (Italy). The goal of the program is to involve doctorate students in cutting-edge research projects profiting from the complementarity between the five partners, and from a wide range of research training and teaching plans that includes fundamental and general sciences, technology, languages and communication, research and industrial management, technology transfer, career exploratory support, international meetings, workshops and conference participation. Several key issues will be implemented to bring to the students a complete and valuable training : co-supervision, exchanges within the local and the international research environment, training in working methods in technical, scientific and management issues, communication and regular scientific presentations at local and international scales.
This program is dedicated to students with a masters in Physics, Engineering, Optics and Photonics, Biology, Biotechnologies, Nanosciences, selected based on their scientific level and the identified project proposed within the consortium. The students will work under a co-tutelle supervision in at least two collaborative laboratories among the partners. At least one semester will be spent in each of the co-supervising institutions. The students will have to demonstrate excellent research and follow two weeks of training units per semester to obtain a doctorate multiple diploma after their thesis defense.
The doctorate projects will focus on advanced research in Photonics and interdisciplinary applications. PhD students will then be able to pursue a career on today’s new challenges in either academic or applied research :

monitoring and controlling matter and optical phenomena at the ultimate nanometric scale,
providing new imaging tools for fundamental understanding of biological processes and clinical applications,
bringing original tools in line with future optical devices.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 24 January 2011

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MSc. in Global Innovation Management, UK: Global Innovation Management

There are a number of competitively awarded ERASMUS MUNDUS scholarships (approx. 17) available to applicants from Non EU countries and for applicants from within the European Union, a European Econonmic Area / European Free Trade Association (EEA/EFTA) or an accession state (candidate for EU membership).
The scholarships are 48,000 Euros in total for Non EU students and up to 21,000 Euros for students native to an EU country or having carried out their main activities within the EU for 12 months or more in the last 5 years. Scholarships can be used to contribute to tuition fees and provide a significant contibution to living expenses on a monthly basis over the 2 year length of the programme

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 January 2011

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