IIU-ERASMUS MUNDUS-2010 Introduction

International Islamic University, Islamabad

[Faculty of Shariah & Law]

THE ERASMUS MUNDUS ACTION 2 SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE STUDENTS .STAFF AND FACULTY OF IIU

 

Introduction to Erasmus Mundas Scholarship

 

Erasmus Mundus is the international counterpart of the Erasmus programme, which is named after the Dutch scholar Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, who studied in different monastic schools in Europe in the 15th century. ‘Mundus’ is Latin for world, meaning the name ‘Erasmus Mundus programme’ stands for the International version of the Erasmus programme. It was created on 5 December 2003, gazetted on 31 December 2003 in the official journal of the European Union and became an official programme on 20 January 2004

Objective:

The main general objective, from the European Union’s Lisbon Strategy, is to make Europe ‘the most competitive and knowledge-based economy in the world and a reference for high quality and excellence in education’. There are over 100 masters programmes designed to help this happen; the full list can be found on the European Commission website. Specific objectives are:

  • Promoting a European oriented higher education.
  • Attracting qualified graduates and scholars from other parts of the world to obtain qualifications and/or experience in the EU.
  • Increasing co-operation between the EU and ‘third-country’ institutions such as International Islamic University of Pakistan.
  • Increasing the visibility of European higher education throughout the world.