Increased education opportunities between Tunisia and EU

Increased education opportunities between Tunisia and EU

Today the European Union (EU) has agreed on additional funding of €10 million to further develop the modernisation of higher education as well as the international cooperation capacity of higher education institutions in Tunisia under the Erasmus Mundus and Tempus programmes.

This will be achieved by providing more scholarships to Tunisian students, researchers and academic staff to study and to perform research in the EU as well as through the setting up of cooperation projects between European and Tunisian universities.

 

The participation of Tunisia in Erasmus Mundus and Tempus consists of three main activities:

– setting up Erasmus Mundus and Tempus partnerships between Tunisia and European Union higher education institutions;

– awarding scholarships to Tunisian students (at all study levels), researchers (doctoral and post-doctoral candidates) and university staff (academic and administrative) allowing them to study, perform research and/or be trained in European universities in the context of Erasmus Mundus partnerships and joint master programmes;

– implementing joint projects based on multilateral partnerships between higher education institutions in the EU and in Tunisia, contributing to capacity building, exchange of experience and knowledge transfer among institutions.

 

Read more: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-421_en.htm#PR_metaPressRelease_bottom