In July 2011, the European Commission, through its Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) decided upon the 2011 Erasmus Mundus Action 2 - Strand 1 - Partnership programmes for its Asia Regional lots. They are one-way (Asia to Europe) scholarship programmes for students on undergraduate, master, doctoral and post-doctoral level as well as for university staff in academic or administrative positions, financed by the European Commission.
Swedish universities - Lund and Mälardalen - coordinate two of the five lots focusing on South Asia (Lot 12), and another two Swedish universities - Uppsala and KTH Royal Institute of Technology - are partners in Asia Regional lots (12 and 13).
The South Asian consortium members in the Lund University coordinated EMEA programme are: Delhi University; Jadavpur University, Kolkata; Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK); Tata Instititute of Social Sciences, Mumbai; Karachi University; Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu; and Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Bangladesh.
The South Asian consortium members in the Mälardalen coordiated IDEAS programme are: Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India; Lahore University of Management (LUMS), Pakistan; Royal University of Bhutan; and Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
Applications for the lots coordinated by Lund and Mälardalen can be delivered from 15th October till 1 December 2011.
More information and on-line application for the EMEA programme. http://www.emeuropeasia.org/
More information and on-line application for the IDEAS programme. http://www.idt.mdh.se/ideas/
Three other Asia Regional lot 12 projects were selected on 15th July 2011. Two of them were re-selected from last year: The EXPERTS consortium coordinated by Karl August University, Göttingen, Germany, with nine South Asian partner universities in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and India (Uppsala University is a partner university in this lot); the EMMA West consortium coordinated by University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France, with seven South Asian partner universities in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and India; and the STRONGTIES programme coordinated by City University London, UK, with eight South Asian partner universities in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, India, Bhutan and Afghanistan (University of Southern Denmark in Odense is a Nordic partner).
Besides, KTH Royal Institute of Technology is a Swedish partner in the Lot 13 AREAS (Academic Relations between Europe and Asia) consortium, coordinated by Politecnico di Torino, Italy (with one South Asian partner university).
Read more about the South Asia oriented 2011 Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Asia Regional lots. http://www.sasnet.lu.se/node/