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  • The Euroculturer

    In October 2012, Euroculture students and alumni have launched a the new Euroculture online magazine : The Euroculturer

    The Euroculturer is ran by students and alumni of the Euroculture programme. The Euroculturer was established in June 2012 by an initiative of a current Euroculture student with three founding vision, to contribute, to connect, and to grow. Targeted readers and contributors are those from 12 Euroculture partner universities throughout the world. The Euroculture consortium is involved in that it officially acknowledges the magazine and supports it with yearly funding for web maintenance.

  • Arete

    Its name derived from the old Greek word for "excellence", Arete is the alumni organization of the Erasmus Mundus Master of Arts Euroculture programme. It organizes events and offers a platform for EC students and alumni to interact.

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  • Testimonial van Yining, China

    I love biking through the streets of Groningen

    – Yining, China
  • Testimonial van Giacomo, Italy

    My current job relates very closely to what I studied during my master. I study borders and boundaries, and how they shape local communities, their identities and self-perception

    There was a large amount of readings that we had to prepare for the different courses, but I really enjoyed how then we elaborated those same material in class – as well as over beers in one of the many pubs and bars in Groningen. My current job as Senior Research Officer relates very closely to what I studied during my master. I study borders and boundaries – physical, geopolitical, cultural or social – and how they shape local communities, their identities and self-perception.

    Sluiten
    – Giacomo, Italy
  • Testimonial van Adam, USA

    My new job is a direct result of my time living in Groningen

    The value for me was to study Europe, not only in a scholarly way, but also to be able to test those ideas out with other students who came. We would study these ideas in classes and we would discuss them afterwards in the coffee break. I just took a new job as the Active Transportation Manager for the City of San Luis Obispo, in California. My major duties will be to promote bicycle and non-car transportation. I can say this is a direct result of my time living in Groningen!

    Sluiten
    – Adam, USA
  • Testimonial van Nazli, Turkey

    I believe that without the Eurocompetence classes, I could have not written a solid project proposal

    The Eurocompetence class III was very helpful, especially the last session when we needed to present our projects. I believe that without that class, I could have not written a solid project proposal.

    Sluiten
    – Nazli, Turkey
  • Testimonial van Stefan, Germany

    My employers were very interested in the intercultural skills I gathered, and these still help me a lot today

    'My employer is really looking for intercultural competencies and people who have studied abroad. I had a great advantage being able to say that I studied in the Netherlands and Japan. They were very interested in the intercultural skills I gathered, and these still help me a lot today.'

    Sluiten
    – Stefan, Germany
  • Testimonial van Gerard, The Netherlands

    The most important skill I learned during Euroculture which I apply at my job is the ability to quickly familiarize myself with new cultural theories and apply them to problems

    In the Euroculture programme you come into close contact with people from so many different backgrounds: geographically, culturally, and academically. This diversity stimulates you to look at the world in new ways The most important skill I learned during Euroculture which I apply at my job is the ability to quickly familiarize myself with new cultural theories and apply them to problems.

    Sluiten
    – Gerard, The Netherlands
  • Testimonial van Kiran, Nepal

    My formal classes comprised of lots of students from different countries with different cultural backgrounds, which presented a huge opportunity to learn about multiculturalism

    Studying Euroculture helped me realize my dream of studying in Europe. My formal classes comprised of lots of students from different countries with different cultural backgrounds, which presented a huge opportunity to learn and adopt multiculturalism.

    Sluiten
    – Kiran, Nepal
  • Testimonial van Rieke, Germany

    I think Groningen is a great place to live and study and I feel very much at home here.

    I started studying in Groningen during my Bachelor studies and during that time I really came to enjoy the city, the university, and the people here. When I applied for the Euroculture Master I therefore chose the University of Groningen as my home university. I think Groningen is a great place to live and study and I feel very much at home here.

    To me, the city of Groningen has just the right size, it is not too small, but also not too big – you can get basically anywhere by bike! The city has a very lively atmosphere and there are always things to do. There are many other (international) students and the nightlife is awesome! Over time, the Netherlands has become my second home. Groningen feels like a typical Dutch city due to the architecture, the canals, the bikes, and of course the Dutch “gezelligheid.”

    Last but not least, the university and its facilities are great! I especially enjoy that professors are very accessible to students.

    Sluiten
    – Rieke, Germany
  • Testimonial van Anne, Germany

    I especially profit from the intercultural experiences gathered during my studies

    'I especially profit from the intercultural experiences gathered during my studies. Euroculture taught me competencies in working with international partners, which I do a lot now in my work.'

    Sluiten
    – Anne, Germany
  • Testimonial van Sandra

    When in Rome, do as the Romans do

    During my Bachelor's degree I studied a semester as an exchange student in Groningen and I truly enjoyed it. This and the high quality of the education system made me come back for the Master in Euroculture.

    The study has definitely met my expectations: I have increased my knowledge about Europe and its institutions, I have become familiar with two different cultures (I also studied in Spain), I have met people from all over the world and have even been able to travel in the meantime! Studying abroad can be challenging, but because most Dutch speak English, the language part does not pose a problem. The most challenging aspect was adapting to a different academic system and teaching method. The Dutch one is more interactive, not passive, and it requires much more self-study. My recommendation for future students: Keep your minds open and 'when in Rome, do as the Romans do…'

    Sluiten
    – Sandra
  • Testimonial van Veronika, Ukraine

    I managed to prove my project management skills with the Eurocompetence experience

    My double-degree in Euroculture was very helpful. I managed to prove my project management skills with the Eurocompetence experience, and my employers were very interested that such a things exists.

    Sluiten
    – Veronika, Ukraine
  • Testimonial van Jelle The Netherlands

    A good illustration of how Euroculture relates to the work I do now is that the people whose research I studied as a student are now the very people I work with or encounter at meetings around Europe.

    Until 2019, but culminating in Leeuwarden's year as European Capital of Culture in 2018, Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018 will present itself to the rest of Europe with a cultural programme that aims to connect people from different backgrounds and different parts of Europe. My role as Head of European Affairs is to ensure that the events we organize with, for example, international artists, European networks, Dutch embassies and other European Capitals of Culture do actually achieve this.

    My job is fully in line with what I learned during my Master’s degree in Euroculture, as the programme focused on the role of culture in the process of European integration, and the European Capital of Culture is an initiative launched to highlight the richness and diversity of European cultures and raise awareness of our common history and values. A good illustration of how the degree programme relates to the work I do now is that the people whose research I studied as a student are now the very people I work with or encounter at meetings around Europe.
    Studying at the University of Groningen was a great experience. The highly qualified staff supervised my research activities in a very constructive and individual manner and motivated me to get the best out of myself. In addition, the mix of Dutch and international students in the classes has given me not only a network of friends from all over the world, but also of people who I still regularly contact for work-related issues.

    Sluiten
    – Jelle The Netherlands
  • Testimonial van Janny de Jong

    The approach in which citizens and culture form the central point of attention is the key element that differentiates Euroculture from any other European Studies programme

    I think 'European Studies' would be the first description that comes to mind if asked what Euroculture is about. But Euroculture is different from more conventional European Studies programmes. I think the approach in which citizens and culture, instead of structures and models, form the central point of attention and reflection stands out. This is the key element that differentiates it from any other European Studies programme.

    We pay special attention to the breaking up of previous political loyalties and (collective) identities and to the constitution of new ones. One of the learning outcomes of the programme reads as follows: “a deep understanding of European identity, civil society, the ongoing European unification process in itself, its cultural and social dynamics and the consequences for its citizens and the wider world”. The fact that ‘identity’ and ‘civil society’ are mentioned ahead of‘the European unification process’ is, of course, no coincidence.

    There are also other elements that are specific in Euroculture: the attention to specific skills, Eurocompentences, and of course the option to choose either a work placement or research track. The fact that a selection of our students also have the opportunity to study for a semester in India, Japan, Mexico or the US is also an important asset of the programme.

    So, even though I would give the same answer as the majority of the students in this survey, it certainly is not an ‘ordinary’ European Studies programme.

     

    Sluiten
    – Janny de Jong
  • Testimonial van Namchoke, Thailand

    My job allows me to put into practice my knowledge of international law, international relations and the EU.

    I just accepted a job at the Thai embassy in Belgium as an analyst of customs policies of the World Customs Organisation and the European Union. I decided to apply for this job because it would allow me to put into practice my knowledge of international law, international relations and the EU.

    At the time of application, the first thing about Euroculture in Groningen that attracted me was the relevance of the courses offered, especially the course in the integration processes in Europe and Asia. Many courses were also offered in English across a long spectrum of disciplines, so I was convinced that this would help to expand and deepen my knowledge of the social science and the humanities in order to carry out multidisciplinary research. The approachability of professors and the friendliness of the Dutch in general also played their part in my decision. Last but not least, assistance was provided by the university student office in my application for visa and search for accommodation.

    Sluiten
    – Namchoke, Thailand
  • Testimonial van Bianca, Italy

    Working at the European Commission offers me the possibility to implement and experience from the inside what I learnt through the Euroculture programme

    I work at the very heart of the European Union, the European Commission in Brussels. I am Administrative Assistant at the Secretariat-General in the “Knowledge and Infrastructure” Policy Coordination Unit, supporting the team in processing files in the digital, research, transport, and regional policy areas, managing the logistics and the administration.

    I consider that being a European civil servant is an honor and a big responsibility, where it is necessary to give my best, especially in difficult times like the ones we are facing now: refugee crisis, financial crisis, Brexit... What I like the most about this job is being at the core of the European decision-making process, and working on current international political issues at a very fast pace of work, while learning how the European Union works.

    I chose to study at the University of Groningen, for its well-known academic prestige, quality, and organisation. The Euroculture Master’s programme convinced me with its inter-disciplinary and international character, together with the possibility to develop my preferred areas of interest and live in different countries.

    Working at the Commission offers me the possibility to implement and experience from the inside what I learnt through the Euroculture European Studies programme. The European Union political processes and legal structure and the cultural construction of Europe no longer have secrets for me. Of course, the intercultural competences which I have gained in my studies have been fundamental.

    Groningen is such a lively and young student town, which is best experienced on a bike. Studying and living there was a wonderful experience: great cultural and fun activities, excellent library facilities, without forgetting the fellow students from all over the world.

     

    Sluiten
    – Bianca, Italy
  • Testimonial van Mari, Japan

    You will constantly face the academic challenges which will develop you into a critical, evidence-based, knowledgeable, and convincing scholar.

    You are a foreign national in the Netherlands, but certainly not an “outsider” at RUG. Its international atmosphere makes you feel the sense of belonging to a global community. You are not expected to assimilate into a certain way, but rather to bring your own unique experience and background as nourishing elements of discussions. The atmosphere in which differences and new aspects are respected makes RUG an ideal environment for international students.

    Sluiten
    – Mari, Japan
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