Consortium 2019-2024

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), the University of Bremen (UB), the University of Cyprus (UCY), and the University of Glasgow take part of the consortium to jointly design and deliver a 120 ECTS Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD), for the period 2019-2020.

Autonomous University of Barcelona

The Autonomous University of Barcelona also known as UAB is a public university mostly located in Cerdanyola del Vallès, near the city of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. The UAB was officially created by legislative decree on June 6, 1968. As of 2012, the university consists of 57 departments in the experimental, life, social and human sciences, spread among 13 faculties/schools. All these centers together award a total of 85 qualifications in the form of first degrees, diplomas, and engineering degrees. Moreover, almost 80 doctoral programs, and more than 80 other postgraduate programs are offered. UAB has more than 40,000 students and more than 3,600 academic and research staff. The UAB is a pioneering institution in terms of fostering research. There are many research institutes in the campus, as well as other research centers, technical support services and service-providing laboratories, and the ALBA (synchrotron) located in the Barcelona Synchrotron Park is very close to the UAB. The UAB is considered to be the best University in Spain by the 2012 QS World University Rankings, which ranked the university 176th overall in the world. Its subject rankings were: 144th in Life Sciences & Biomedicine, 92nd in Arts & Humanities, 106th in Natural Sciences, 95th in Social Sciences and 203rd in Engineering & IT.

University of Glasgow

Over the last five centuries and more, the University of Glasgow has constantly worked to push the boundaries of what’s possible. The University's reputation and standing as one of the world's leading universities is built upon the work of those men and women who have studied, taught and undertaken pioneering research there. Today the University of Glasgow is ranked in the top 100 of the world's universities (QS World University Rankings 2020) and, in REF2014, more than 80% of our research was assessed as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing us 12th in the UK for research power.

University of Bremen

The University of Bremen is a medium-sized German university with around 20,000 students. For its committed and talented students, Bremen offers a wide range of subjects: More than 100 masters programs and bachelor programs. In 2012, the University’s Institutional Strategy “Ambitious and Agile” led to it being awarded with the title of “University of Excellence”, one of only eleven universities in Germany. The University of Bremen is one of the top 50 European universities under the age of 50.  In the natural sciences, engineering, the social sciences and the humanities as well as in teacher training, we have a long established tradition in interdisciplinary cooperation and excellent research. Together with the local research institutes and cooperation partners, it constitutes the leading research hub in northwest Germany.

University of Cyprus

The University of Cyprus is a public corporate body. It was established in 1989 and admitted its first students in 1992. It was founded in response to the growing intellectual needs of the Cypriot people, and is well placed to fulfil the numerous aspirations of the country. The University is a vigorous community of scholars engaged in the generation and diffusion of knowledge. Despite its brief history, the University of Cyprus has earned the respect of the international academic community and the appreciation of Cypriot society.
University of Cyprus aims to establish itself as a Pioneer Research Institution achieving International Scientific Recognition in European Higher Education, offering Competitive Programmes and to become a Centre of Excellence in the wider Euro - Mediterranean Region. The main objectives of the University are twofold: the promotion of scholarship and education through teaching and research, and the enhancement of the cultural, social and economic development of Cyprus.
In this context, the University believes that education must provide more than simply accumulation of knowledge. It must also encourage students' active participation in the process of learning and acquisition of those values necessary for responsible involvement in the community. The University sets high standards for all branches of scholarship. Research is promoted and funded in all departments for its contribution to scholarship in general and for its local and international applications.