European Masters Programmes (lauree magistrali europee)
* Erasmus Mundus Cooperation and Mobility Programme *
Within the Master of Science in Computer Science (laurea magistrale in Informatica) further possibilities of specialisation are offered: the European Masters Programmes (lauree magistrali europee).
The European Masters Programmes running in the current academic year are:
All 2 programmes have been selected and funded by the European Union as a part of their outstanding and influential Erasmus Mundus cooperation and mobility programme.
The Faculty of Computer Science is therefore amongst the research centres recognized by the European Union as a leader in this programme.
Amongst the Partner Universities of the European Masters Programmes of the Faculty of Computer Science there are:
Background for the development of the European Masters / Erasmus Mundus Programmes
- Technische Universität Wien, Austria
- Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
- Technische Universität Kaiserlslautern, Germany
- Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
- Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sweden
Today globalization poses new challenges to European higher education: it requires education systems to adapt to the demands of the knowledge society and to pursue a convergence of degree structures across Europe.
These themes are central for all Member States in the ongoing national reform processes of higher education.
Against this background, the overall aim of the European Parliament and Council is to enhance the quality of European higher education by fostering co-operation within and outside Europe, in order to improve the development of human resources and to promote dialogue and understanding between peoples and cultures.
To this end, the European Union promotes the development of European Masters Programmes organized by consortia of leading and internationally renowned European Universities.
What is a European Masters / Erasmus Mundus Programme?
The European Masters are different to normal courses in three ways:
Aims of European Masters / Erasmus Mundus Programmes
- they are organised by European universities internationally recognised as state-of-the-art research centres in the sector of the Master’s specialization;
- students following a European Masters Programme after their first year at the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano complete their studies in any of the other partner universities of the Programme;
- at the end of the degree, students receive three qualifications: the MSc in Computer Science (Laurea specialistica in Informatica) from the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano (legally recognized in Italy), the same degree from the second university chosen by the student (legally recognized in the country where the university is located) and the European Master degree.
The aims of the European Masters Programmes are:
Advantages of European Masters / Erasmus Mundus Programmes
- to promote quality in the higher education sector in Europe so that it offers added value and becomes attractive within and beyond the EU borders;
- to encourage outstanding graduates and scholars from all over the world to acquire qualifications and experience in the European Union;
- to develop a more structured cooperation network between the European Union and third-country institutions, increasing mobility from the European Union to other countries as part of European study programmes;
- to improve accessibility to and provide greater visibility for Europe’s higher-education institutions.
These Integrated Study Programs offered by consortia of universities lead to a Degree which is:
- legally recognized in Italy as MSc in Computer Science (Laurea specialistica in Informatica)
- legally recognized in the country where the second university chosen by the student is located
- additionally issued as European Masters Programme degree
Furthermore, the European Masters Programme Diploma is:
- a better understandable document, easily comparable abroad
- a detailed description of the academic cursus and of the skills acquired during the study period
- an objective and fair assessment of students’ achievements and skills
- an advantage in accessing further opportunities of work or studies abroad
- a benefit for students’ employability, as employers are more and more interested in the detailed student profile provided in this diploma
This new form of Integrated Study Programs greatly facilitates trans-national mobility for learning purposes thanks to the transparent certification of the qualifications obtained and of the skills developed.
Incoming Erasmus Mundus Students
Incoming Erasmus Mundus students can find a step-by-step guide on
- application procedure
- declaration of value
- accommodation & study visa
- requirements for the stay in Italy
on this page of the International Relations Office.