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European grants for internationalising research and teaching

Various projects at Leiden University have been awarded an Erasmus+ grant, an EU funding tool. This is a substantial boost to the internationalisation of our research and teaching.

The funds will enable academics from Leiden University to develop new degree programmes with other European universities, for instance. Furthermore, over 90 students and academics will be able to go on an exchange to or from Leiden University.

Jean Monnet Grant for excellent EU studies

Regional cooperation in the EU and East Africa
The faculties of Law and Governance and Global Affairs and the African Studies Centre Leiden have set up a Centre of Excellence for comparative research into regional integration. Under the leadership of Armin Cuyvers (Leiden Law School), they are researching how several East African countries are working on a regional partnership, and which lessons learned from the formation of the EU might be of help.

New EU Studies course
The master’s specialisation in EU Studies covers four topics: history, economics, law and politics. These are currently taught in more or less separate courses. With the grant that it has been awarded, a project group led by Maxine David (Faculty of Humanities) hopes to integrate these courses into a single interdisciplinary course that will ultimately culminate in a large annual symposium at which the students present their research and discuss it with academics and policymakers.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree

Studying European politics in different countries
The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) is an international programme offered by an international consortium of institutions of higher education. Students on the programme have to study in at least two countries. A consortium from Leiden University, Charles University (Czech Republic), Pompeu Fabra University (Spain) and Jagiellonian University (Poland) has received a grant to extend the existing degree programme, the Joint Master in European Politics and Society.

Credit Mobility programme for cooperation outside the EU

More than 90 exchanges to and from Leiden University
Leiden University has received a record number of awards within the scope of the Erasmus+ Credit Mobility Programme. The grant to the tune of 414,000 euros will enable an impressive 92 students and academics to gain international experience. Some of these are academics and students from Leiden University who will go to a university abroad, whereas others are academics from abroad who will come to Leiden or The Hague. The projects and partners are:

  • Albania: Leiden Law School with the University of Tirana
  • China: Faculteit of Science with Sichuan University
  • Cuba: LUMC/Faculty of Medicine with Havana University
  • Georgia: Faculty of Humanities with Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
  • Indonesia:  LUMC/Faculty of Medicine with the University of Indonesia and Atma Jaya Catholic University
  • Kazakhstan – ICLON with Kazguu University and Kazakh National Pedagogical University in Almaty
  • Kenya: Faculty of Science with University of Nairobi, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and Strathmore University
  • Lebanon: Leiden Law School with the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
  • Morocco: Faculty of Humanities with the École de Gouvernance et d’Economie de Rabat
  • Russia: LUMC/Faculty of Medicine with the Siberian State Medical University in Tomsk
  • Rwanda: Leiden Law School with the University of Rwanda
  • Suriname: Faculty of Humanities with Anton de Kom Universiteit in Paramaribo
  • Tanzania: Faculty of Science with the University of Dar Es Salam
  • South Africa: Faculty of Science with the University of Pretoria

Photo: Rector Magnificus Carel Stolker during a recent visit to Indonesia.

Internationalisation project?

If you are a member of staff at Leiden University and would like to develop an internationalisation track for your department, take a look at the internationalisation subsidies that are currently available. You will also find the contact details of the subsidies advisor from the Department of International Relations (Student and Educational Affairs). If you are a student, see the special page on studying abroad.

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