The EU-funded Erasmus Mundus joint programme was launched in 2004 and facilitated over time the creation of 535 Joint Master Programmes across Europe with the participation of 610 different HEIs from 33 Programme countries and 24,500 students worldwide. This made EMJMD one of the most successful and well-known EU funding programmes in the field of Education outside of the EU borders.
In March 2021, the third phase of the programme will be launched within the new Erasmus+ programme (2021-2027) with a number of new features and goals that are even more ambitious. In this episode, we go through the outcomes of the programme from the past 15 years mainly from the point of view of the EMJMD students and alumni and we look into the future of the programme.
Katharina Heil is the current President of the Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association which offers an international professional and personal network for Erasmus Mundus students and graduates. Katharina lived and studies in six different countries and she received an Erasmus Mundus PhD in 2017 from the University of Edinburgh and KTH, Stockholm. Katharina is currently serving as Scientific Project Manager at the University of Barcelona.