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University of Groningen coordinator Erasmus Mundus project with South Africa

18 July 2012
Erasmus Mundus

The European Commission has granted the University of Groningen the coordination of a new prestigious Erasmus Mundus Action 2 project with South Africa.

The consortium “EU-Saturn” (the EUropean South African programme in Tuning for Regional Needs in higher education) provides for scholarships for South African students and staff to do study/research at one of the seven EU partner universities. The programme is coordinated by the University of Groningen together with the University of the Free State in South Africa. The University of Groningen has experience with the coordination of previous EMA2 projects in Mexico (2008), Mexico & Central America (2009) and Argentina (2011).

82 mobilities for master, PhD and staff

EU-Saturn has budgeted a total of 82 mobilities for master, PhD and staff mobility from South Africa to Europe that will take place in the period 2013-2016. Mobilities may take place in a broad range of academic fields: Agriculture Sciences, Architecture; Urban and Regional Planning; Business Studies, Management Science; Education, Teacher Training; Engineering, Technology; Geography, Geology; Mathematics, Informatics; Medical Sciences; Natural Sciences; Social Sciences; Communication and Information Sciences; and Renewable Energy, Climate Change and Human Rights.

Partner Universities in Europe

University of Groningen
University of Ghent, Belgium
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Politechnika Wrocławska, Poland
Universitat de València, Spain
Uppsala University, Sweden
Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Partner Universities in South Africa

University of the Free State
Stellenbosch University
Tshwane University of Technology
University of Cape Town
University of Fort Hare
University of Johannesburg
University of Limpopo
University of the Western Cape
University of the Witwatersrand

Call for applications and more information

The first call for applications is envisaged to open in October 2012 and a dedicated website will be available by mid-September.

For more information you can contact:

Dr. Michel Doortmont, Faculty of Arts
Joyce Fongers, Office for International Relations

UFS/South Africa: Dineo Gaofhiwe Ingram


Vacancy EU-SATURN project assistant

Last modified:04 July 2014 9.33 p.m.

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