This blog was created as part of the Erasmus Mundus Crossways in Cultural Narratives Masters programme, which is the only one of the EU approved and funded Erasmus Mundus Masters programmes to specialise in traditional humanities with a modern languages background. The Crossways Consortium comprises 6 top-class European universities.

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Thursday, 10 April 2008

General: Erasmus Mundus Newsletter

7th EMA Newsletter

31 March 2008

Dear EMA members,

Here comes the 7th edition of the EMA Newsletter updating you on the association's latest development.

The EMA success story continues: In February, the first edition of Emanate, the EMA magazine has been published. Members have received hard copies of the magazine via mail.

The newsletter now includes a new section where individual Erasmus Mundus Master Courses and their student and alumni networks can introduce themselves.

The EMA community has new features: The Jobs and Internships Section and the EMA Forum have just been launched and will further enhance communication and networking among members.

In early March, the EMA Liaison Group met in Brussels to discuss guidelines and activities of the Service Teams in the upcoming working period of 2008/2009.

We wish all students who will have exams soon lots of success and a great spring season to everybody! Enjoy reading the new edition of the EMA Newsletter! 


EMA Forum and Jobs Section Extend Range of Community Services
With the launch of the EMA Forum, the association has received its major communication platform. Moreover, the new Jobs and Internships section is available for EMA members. [more] 

EMA moves forward in Mexico
At the Mexico City Europosgrados, Mexican alumni help promoting Erasmus Mundus and give valuable support in a seminar on the "Global Promotion Project". [more]

Call for expression of interest to join the EMA IT Team
The EMA IT Team is looking for motivated individuals to assist the team as IT advisors. [more]

EMA Liaison Group Meeting
On March 3-4, the EMA Liaison Group meeting 2008 has taken place in Brussels at Tour Madou. At this meeting, three to four participants of each EMA Service Team were invited to discuss EMA and team issues with the Steering Committee ... [more]

EMA and ESN sign Joint Agreement
The EMA is proud to announce that it has signed its first Partnership Agreement with the Erasmus Student Network. At the EMA Liaison Group meeting on March 4th 2008, the President of the EMA Hanneke Luth signed the agreement... [more]

Vote for Your Favourite Photo
Now you can help decide who should win the first EMA photo competition – log in to the EMA community and vote for one of the six finalists. [more]

How did you like Emanate - The new magazine for students and alumni?
This month 'Emanate' – the new magazine for Erasmus Mundus students and graduates – had its premiere. Have you received the magazine at your home address? What did you think about the first edition? We need your feedback for... [more]

EMA participates in the Leadership Summer School project of IFISO
The Leadership Summer School is an event set up by the IFISO, the Informal Forum of International Student Organisations (IFISO, www.ifiso.org), a non-political and nonprofit forum for various student-run organisations. [more]

Call for Expression of Interest to Organise Events by EMA Members
Recently, EMA Conferences and Events Advisory Team has finalised work on a funding scheme for the participation and organisation of smaller events. As a result, the EMA Small Scale Event Funding has been launched! [more]

Erasmus Mundus Programme

Erasmus Mundus Action 4 Coordinators Meeting
Two members of the EMA Steering Committee, President Hanneke Luth and Promotions Coordinator Jennifer Lenhart will attend the upcoming Erasmus Mundus Action 4 Coordinators meeting in Brussels, on 29 February 2008. [more]

Erasmus Mundus Seminar at Pakistani University
Muhammad Faisal Shabir Khan, a current Erasmus Mundus student at the University of Paris in the "Economics and Management of Network Industries (EMIN)" program, held two university wide seminars during his recent visit to... [more]

European Higher Education

Transatlantic Perspectives on Security in the 21st Century" Summer School
University of Groningen, the Netherlands, is hosting a summer school on "Transatlantic Perspectives on Security in the 21st Century" from June 23rd to July 4th, 2008. The summer school will bring together students from both... [more]

International Essay Competition 2008
The World Bank, the Cities Alliance and the Government of Norway hold an International Essay Competition 2008. Young people aged 18-25 are welcome to take part in the contest and share their thoughts and practical ideas. [more

One Issue One Programme

New EMA News Category "One Issue One Programme"
From this issue, the EMA newsletter will introduce a new item: "One issue one programme". The aim of this new feature is to provide a common platform for different Erasmus Mundus Master Courses alumni to share their experiences and network in a larger scale. [more]

The Story of the European Masters in Materials Science Students' Association
Next year, the European Masters in Materials Science Students' Association (EMMSSA) will celebrate its third birthday. As part of the celebrations, EMMSSA would like to share its story and experiences with the EMA Community. [more]

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

St Andrews: The sea

      Picture by Tenon Kone

A taste of Saint Andrews for the ones who haven't (yet) been there.

Monday, 7 April 2008

Perpignan: Movie theatres

Website with Cine Rive-Gauche, Castillet and Megacastillet's timetables: