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University of Groningen coordinator Erasmus Mundus project with Latin America

18 July 2013

The European Commission has granted the coordination of a new prestigious Erasmus Mundus Action 2 (EMA2) project with Latin America to the University of Groningen. The consortium ‘EURICA’ (EUrope and ameRICA: Enhancing University Relationships by Investing in Cooperative Actions) has budgeted a total of 4.3 million mainly to be spent on excellence scholarships for student and researcher mobility between selected countries in the two regions.

The programme is coordinated by the University of Groningen together with long-time partner Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Partner Institutions

Full members: Latin America

Argentina: Universidad Nacional del Sur, Universidad Nacional de Misiones

Chile: Universidad de Chile, Universidad de Magallanes

Colombia: Universidad de Antioquia, Universidad del Magdalena

El Salvador: Universidad de El Salvador

Guatemala: Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala

Honduras: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras

Mexico: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Co-coordinator); Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo; Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Zacatecas

Nicaragua: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua


Full members: Europe

Czech Republic: Palacky University Olomouc

Estonia: Tallinn University of Technology

Italy, University of Salento

Netherlands: University of Groningen (Coordinator)

Poland: University of Lodz

Romania: Polytechnic University of Bucharest

Spain: University of Valladolid

Mobility numbers

EURICA foresees a total of 292 mobility flows for students, researchers and staff on all levels (bachelor, master, PhD, post-doctoral and staff) from both target countries in Latin America to EU partners (192) as well as vice versa (100). Mobility will take place in three different cohorts in the period 2014-2017.

Academic fields

Students and researchers in a broad range of academic fields may apply: Agricultural Sciences; Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning; Business Studies and Management Sciences; Education, Teacher Training; Engineering, Technology; Geography, Geology; Law; Mathematics, Informatics; Medical Sciences; Natural Sciences; Social Sciences; Communication and Information Sciences; Public Administration, Renewable Energy, Climate Change, Human Rights

Project implementation

The first call for applications is envisaged to open in October 2013 for mobility to start in 2014 and a dedicated website will be launched by late September.

Other projects

The University of Groningen has experience with the coordination of previous EMA2 projects in Mexico (2008), Mexico & Central America (2009), Argentina (2011), and South Africa (2012).

Information about other Erasmus Mundus projects the University of Groningen is a current partner in may be found here . Europlata, BABEL, Mundus Lindo and PEACE each deal with Latin America and will open their 2nd call for applications around September 2013.

New projects 2013

Other projects granted in July 2013 in which the University of Groningen is a partner are:

-         AURORA II (coordinator University of Turku, Finland) for cooperation with Russia

-         IANUS II (coordinator University of Iasi, Romania) for cooperation with Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

-         HUMERIA (coordinator University of Tallinn, Estonia) for cooperation with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine

-         LOTUS IV (coordinator Ghent University, Belgium) for cooperation with Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam

-         NAMASATE (coordinator, University of Goettingen, Germany) for cooperation with India

More information

Prof. Hub. Hermans, Faculty of Arts

Joyce Fongers, Office for International Relations


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