MESPOM becomes an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree

MESPOM becomes an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree

Earlier this year, the European Commission has selected MESPOM as one of Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMDs) within its Erasmus+ programme. MESPOM was a beneficiary of this programme and its predecessor, Erasmus Mundus in 2005-2011 and 2010-2016.

The EU support in this period enabled MESPOM to become a unique program combining academic excellence with unparalleled students' experience and educating over 300 people who now work protect and manage the environment in all parts of the world: from Vanuatu to Iceland. In 2014, MESPOM Academic Board decided to continue operating MESPOM without EU support and in the last three years almost 70 outstanding students from all continents enrolled in the program, some already graduating and entering exciting careers.

Nevertheless we are very excited to once again be selected within the Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus program, not only because it testifies to MESPOM competitiveness and high quality, not only because it will provide scholarships to our future students, but also because MESPOM shares the core value of Erasmus Mundus: European academic excellence and a worldwide outlook. We hope that MESPOM will become even more attractive and successful in this new phase.

There will be three main changes in the MESPOM study programme in this new phase. First, we have reformed the first two semesters: Fall and Winter at CEU to allow more students' choice and concentration in four core areas of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy. Secondly, we greatly expanded the programme at the University of the Aegean on the island of Lesvos, which now will take place in the whole of the Spring Semester (16 ECTS credits). Third, we introduced Summer internships, organised in cooperation with our 17 new Associated Partners: academic, non-profit, business and public sector organisations from 14 countries of 4 continents.

MESPOM EMJMD is now inviting applications for its next intake and looking forward to welcoming its new students in September 2018.