Erasmus Mundus is a cooperation and mobility programme for higher education, aimed at encouraging European education in the world and contributing in widening and fostering a multicultural comprehension through the cooperation with non-EU countries.
The Erasmus Mundus programme is developed in three courses of action, named “actions”: 

  • Action 1: joint master programmes (Erasmus Mundus Master Course) and doctorate programme (Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate), as well as scholarships for students and PhD students.
  • Action 2: scholarships for students, PhD students, post-doc, academic and non-academic staff who wish to spend a mobility period in a foreign partner university.
  • Action 3: projects to support initiatives aimed at improving the attractiveness and accessibility of European Education in the world.

Please find below the ongoing Erasmus Mundus projects the University of Trento participates in.

Erasmus Mundus action 1    

CODE - Joint European Master in local development

Duration: 2012-2019
Coordinator: Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungary)

  • Università degli studi di Trento (Italy)
  • University of Regensburg (Germany)
  • University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

UniTrento Departments/Centres: Department of Economics and Management
Short description: As a multidisciplinary programme, the Erasmus Mundus Master Course CoDe brings together scholars and participants from various disciplines providing participants with an encouraging international studying community. The focus of the programme is local development with the following characteristics: public, private and non-governmental actors are the fundamental agents; social stability and economic prosperity are pursued, in line with the European standards and best practices. The general approach is comparative and interdisciplinary.

LCT - Language & Communication Technologies

Duration: 2012-2019
Coordinator: Universität des Saarlandes (Germany)

  • Università degli studi di Trento (Italy)
  • Charles University (Czech Republic)
  • Université de Lorraine (France)
  • University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
  • University of Malta (Malta)
  • Universidad del Pais Vasco (Spain)
  • University of Melbourne (Australia)
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)

UniTrento Departments/Centres: CiMeC - Centre for Mind/Brain Sciences
Short description: The European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) is designed to meet the demands of industry and research in the rapidly growing area of Language and Communication Technologies. It offers education and training opportunities for the next generation of leaders in research and innovation. It provides students with profound knowledge and insight into the various disciplines that contribute to the methods of language and communication technologies and it strengthens their ability to work according to scientific methods. Moreover, the students also acquire practice-oriented knowledge by choosing appropriate combinations of modules in language technology, computational linguistics and computer science. 

SMART – Science for Management  of Rivers and their Tidal systems

Duration: 2010-2019
Coordinator: Università degli studi di Trento

  • Queen Mary University of London (United Kingdom)
  • Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)
  • UniTrento Departments/Centres: Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering

Short description: The Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate SMART focuses on the core areas of natural and engineering sciences relevant to the sustainable management of river systems from their headwaters to estuaries. Specifically it adopts a multidisciplinary, multi-scale approach that integrates relevant aspects of the physical, chemical and biological sciences, including relevant theory, monitoring and modelling techniques. The SMART EMJD is centered around three key components of river science: (a) ecosystem resilience to human and other stressors; (b) the natural functioning of river-floodplain systems and (c) the potential to rehabilitate compromised functions in impacted systems. The aim of SMART is to provide education and research at PhD level that trains the doctoral candidate to think globally and co-work in multidisciplinary research teams.

IDEALAB - International Doctorate in Experimental Approaches to Language And Brain

Duration: 2011-2018
Coordinator: Universität Potsdam (Germany)

  • Università degli studi di Trento (Italy)
  • Macquarie University (Australia)
  • University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
  • Newcastle University (United Kingdom)

UniTrento Departments/Centres: CiMeC - Centre for Mind/Brain Sciences
Short description: IDEALAB is a laboratory-based doctoral programme offered jointly by an international interdisciplinary consortium of 19 EU and non-EU institutions in 8 countries from 3 continents. Its aim is to train doctoral candidates who can meet the new scientific challenges in a rapidly developing field and conduct original and independent research on experimental and clinical aspects of language and the brain in unimpaired populations of adults and children as well as in language impaired children and adults. The experimental and clinical scope of this programme requires expertise and innovative techniques from neuroscience and experimental linguistics and psychology as well as assessment and intervention techniques from speech pathology. Since this combination is not available at any single research laboratory, the study of brain and language in all its aspects requires a complementarity of approaches by a joint cooperation initiative of several labs worldwide.