Erasmus Mundus is a funding programme of the European Union. It is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education. The overall aims of the programme are to enhance the quality of European higher education and to promote dialogue and understanding through cooperation with Third-Countries. In addition, it intends to contribute to the development of human resources and the international cooperation capacity of higher education institutions in Third Countries by increasing mobility between the European Union and these countries.
The Erasmus Mundus programme provides support to:
- higher education institutions to implement joint programmes at master's and doctorate level (Action 1) or to set-up inter-institutional cooperation partnerships between universities from Europe and targeted Third-Countries (Action 2);
- individual students, researchers and university staff who wish to spend a study / research / teaching period in the context of one of the above mentioned joint programmes or cooperation partnerships (Action 1 and Action 2);
- any organisation active in the field of higher education that wishes to develop projects aimed at enhancing the attractiveness, profile, visibility and image of European higher education worldwide (Action 3).
- Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency. About Erasmus Mundus, http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/programme/about_erasmus_mundus_en.php(retrieved 1 September 2013)