Starting this year, Palacký University Olomouc is participating in a joint master’s degree International Development Studies (GLODEP).
The programme provides an opportunity to study at three universities in the first three semesters – Palacký University Olomouc, Université Clermont Auvergne (France), and Università degli studi di Pavia (Italy). The fourth semester is dedicated to an internship or research stay with partner institutions.
About 20 grants covering tuition, insurance, travel costs, and the cost of living will be distributed among students who start their studies in the following academic year. GLODEP is one of the nine prestigious EU-funded Erasmus Mundus programmes to run in the Czech Republic in the following academic year.
Applications for the next academic year must be submitted by 15 March 2017.
GLODEP – International Development Studies is a two-year programme aimed at training professionals in the field of international development. Graduates will work in public administration, international organisations, the non-profit sector, and in commercial projects focused on development policies and application.
In 2013 the PU joined EURICA (EURope and amerICA: Enhancing University Relations by Investing in Cooperative Actions), which is coordinated by the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. The Latin America coordinator is Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico. This program finished in 2017.
Designed for four years (until July 2017), the project offers a broad range of scholarships within several categories for mobility from LA to EU (80%) and from EU do LA (20%). The 5-month and 10-month scholarships are awarded to students of Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes. Six-month scholarships are awarded to doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers. Staff scholarships are awarded for 1 month. The programme also provides a 22-month grant for a full master’s programme.
The consortium comprises 20 institutions in the EU and Latin America. The following countries participate in the project:
- Group A: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
- Group B: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico
European countries: Czech Republic, Estonia, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain
Areas of study: Agricultural Sciences (01);Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning (02); Business Studies and Management Sciences (04); Education, Teacher Training (05); Engineering, Technology (06); Geography, Geology (07); Law (10); Mathematics, Informatics (11); Medical Sciences (12); Natural Sciences (13); Social Sciences (14); Communication and Information Sciences (15); Other Areas of Study: Public Administration, Renewable Energy, Climate Change, Human Rights
The project ran a total of 3 calls for mobility starting in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
PLEASE NOTE: The project is closed for applications. No further call shall be made, and the project terminates with the completion of the supported mobilities for the academic year 2016/2017.
Please go to www.eurica.nl for more information.
PU contact person/coordinator: Štěpánka Bublíková
Palacký University likewise participates in EUROCULTURE,a follow-up master degree established in 1999 and included in the prominent Erasmus Mundus consortium of EU programmes. This one-of-a-kind international, inter-university, and interdisciplinary programme combines theoretical knowledge and pratical skills. The programme is a cooperation between 8 European and 4 non-European universities.
Students choose two universities, gain international experience, enjoy the international environment of colleagues from all over the world, and earn two degrees!
In 2013 the Department of Development Studies, PU FoS, joined the four-year project EUSA_ID – Capacity Building in Higher Education for an improved cooperation between the EU and SA in the field of Development Studies.
The programme fosters mobility of students and academic and administrative staff between European and South African universities. The Department has enabled UP doctoral students from the Czech Republic to study for one year at one of the leading South African HEIs (the programme is also open to non-doctoral UP students). Students of partner institutions have been able to study for up to two years in master and doctoral International Development Studies programmes in South Africa. For more information about the project, go to http://www.eusa-id.eu/. Should you have any questions, please contact Martin Schlossarek.
Note: the project is nearing its end and the mobility of PhD students from the Czech Republic to South Africa is no longer possible.
List of HEIs participating in EUSA_ID Erasmus
|Ruhr University Bochum (Germany)||Institute of Development Research and Development Policy|
|Erasmus University Rotterdam |
|International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)|
|University Duisburg / Essen (Germany)||Institute of Political Science|
|Palacký University (Czech Republic)||Department of Development Studies|
|University of Bordeaux 1 (France)|
|University Paris 1 (France)||Department of Economics|
|University of Jyväskylä (Finland)||Department for Social Sciences and Philosophy|
|South African Universities|
|University of the Western Cape||School of Government/Instiute for Social Development|
|Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University||Department of Development Studies|
|University of Cape Town||School of Economics|
|University of Fort Hare||Department of Development Studies|
|University of KwaZulu Natal||School of Development Studies|
|University of Limpopo||Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership|