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The Education Destination : The Education Destination
Freedom of knowledge encompasses knowledge and the freedom to move around to gain and share that knowledge. The Delegation of the European Commission to Australia provides information on bilateral study opportunities, scholarships and EU Centres of Excellence on its website, www.delaus.ec.europa.eu Thousands of Europeans have come to Australia to study and undertake research. To encourage further exchanges, Australia and the EU began a series of bilateral study projects. Scholarships between Europe and Australia The fi rst project started in 2002 with a group of Australian and European universities creating a joint module within a masters program. The universities then provided funding for 36 students from each side to travel to the respective institutions for a semester. The project was such a success that the European Commission and Australia’s Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations are now working on the 6th round. The projects have changed over the years and are now targeted at undergraduates, and include vocational education and training institutions. Details of these projects can be found at www.deewr.gov.au or www.delaus.ec.europa.eu More Australians are now studying in Europe through the Erasmus Mundus Program which encourages students to attend the smaller EU Member States instead of just the big ones. There are more than 4000 higher education institutions in Europe from top-level research establishments to small, teaching-focused colleges. Erasmus Mundus funds joint EU masters programs that are run by a consortium of European institutions, three of which must be in different Member States. The program also provides scholarships to both students and academics from outside Europe. It is open to almost every country in the world and Australia has been very successful with students and with academics and institutions becoming partners with the European consortia. To fi nd out more, see http://ec.europa.eu/education/ programmes/mundus/programme/back_en.html EU Centres of Excellence in Australia The EU–Australia relationship in education is enhanced in other ways. There are three EU Centres of Excellence in Australia: • National Europe Centre at the Australian National University in Canberra • Innovative Universities European Union Centre, a network of seven universities based at La Trobe University in Melbourne and including Macquarie University, University of Newcastle, Flinders University, Murdoch University, Griffi th University and James Cook University • Monash Europe and EU Centre at Monash University in Melbourne. Above: The EU and Australia embrace freedom of knowledge through a bilateral program. The European Union and Australia have a strong relationship in education with agreements, scholarships and projects. These centres are co-funded by the universities and the European Commission. Their role is to develop EU-focussed study and research and to promote EU activities such as cultural events, conferences and lectures. Find out more about these centres at www.delaus.ec.europa.eu A Jean Monnet Centre also exists at the University of Melbourne to further encourage the study of EU-Australia relations. ¦ Australia: The Education Destination 97 SCHOLARSHIPS
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