Aalto University the first Finnish University participating in a Erasmus Mundus Doctoral programme
Out of 137 proposals, the European Commission has in July 2011 selected 10 new jointly developed Erasmus Mundus Doctoral programmes to start in autumn 2012. Aalto University is a degree-awarding partner in an international doctoral programme on Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Services.
A Masters course within the same field has already been running for a year, and the newly selected Doctoral programme is a next step for students interested in further studies.
“You rarely get funding for long-term co-operation within such a widespread international network focusing on one specific research field”, says Professor Tapani Vuorinen from the Department of Forest Products Technology at Aalto University.
"The Mundus Doctoral programme also gives added value through fostering enterprise co-operation, in this case with Stora Enso among others. Erasmus Mundus offers the participating enterprise access to a global expert network of academic and non-academic players."
The doctoral programme is co-ordinated by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. Other partners in this international network are the Technical University of Catalonia, Eindhoven University of Technology, Politecnico di Torino, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im Stanislawa Staszica and Instituto Superior Técnico.
Source: Cimo (cimo.fi / 18.8.2011)
CIMO is an organisation for international mobility and cooperation, providing expertise and services to clients at home and abroad. Established in 1991, CIMO is an independent agency under the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.