Frequently Asked Questions
This section answers the questions, which were most frequently asked about the GEM PhD School's nature and structure since its launch.
For what concerns the application process, please consult the "Enrole Page" and related GEM Application FAQ.
WHAT IS ERASMUS MUNDUS?
Erasmus Mundus is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education that aims to enhance the quality of European higher education and to promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with Third-Countries. The programme offers financial support for institutions and scholarships for individuals, including at PhD level.
Detailed official information about the currently running programme can be found HERE
Detailed official information about Scholarships and Academic Cooperation can be found HERE
WHAT IS THE ERASMUS MUNDUS GEM PhD SCHOOL?
The EM GEM PhD School is an international "joint" doctoral programme selected within the European Commission's Erasmus Mundus programme:
- One of only 13 pilot projects selected in 2010 by the EC as part of the EM programme’s initial foray into PhD teaching and research
- One of the few Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates lying within the fields associated with Social Sciences and Humanities, the only one on research topics related to the EU in the world
- It's goal is to formulate a European response to the challenges facing the global system; one that is open to and informed by advances and opinions emerging from other regions of the world
WHAT IS THE GEM PhD SCHOOL'S RESEARCH AGENDA?
The GEM PhD School aims to back top-doctoral research concerned with the different challenges facing the contemporary regional and global governance systems. The resulting epistemic community is understood as a bridging exercise between various Social Science disciplines.
Detailed information about the GEM PhD School's interdisciplinary research agenda can be found HERE
WHAT IS THE GEM PhD SCHOOL'S TRAINING PROGRAMME?
To graduate, an enrolled GEM PhD Student must collect a total of 180 ECTS credits shared between: methodological courses, research specific courses & seminars, annual joint activities and a doctoral dissertation which involved a joint tutorship from two institutions of the GEM consortium.
Detailed information about the GEM integrated training programme is available HERE
WHAT IS THE GEM PhD SCHOOL's MOBILITY PROGRAMME?
Besides their enrolment at the institution heading the research programme associated with the student's research project, each enrolled doctoral student will be awarded at least a year-long visiting research sojourn at a 2nd degree-awarding partner institutions
Detailed information about the GEM PhD School's mobility programme is available HERE
WHICH HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS ARE PART OF THE GEM PhD SCHOOL's NETWORK?
The GEM PhD School's partnership currently brings together 9 leading higher education institutions:
- Central Coordinator: the Institut d’Etudes Européennes - Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
- Managing Consortium: the University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom; LUISS-Guido Carli, Rome, Italy; Université de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland; Fudan University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China; Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan; Boston University, Boston, United States of America; ITAM, Mexico; and United Nations University-CRIS, Bruges, Belgium
Detailed information about the GEM PhD School's partners can be found HERE