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.

For further information, please check the programme's official website and the universities' websites on the Useful Links section on the left. If you wish to have a specific question answered, please click on Email here and submit your query.

Mundus students, here you will find regular posts regarding the universities of the consortium, tips, activities, events, pictures, etc. Apart from checking it regularly to keep yourself up to date, a good way to use the blog is through the search device. We already have a significant amount of information on some universities of the consortium, so if you want to find information on a specific city, type its name in the search field (top left). You will then see all posts related to that specific city (because each post title contains the city's name in it). You can also type "General" in order to find information concerning everybody.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

General: EM courses quality assessment

Quality assessment of EM courses - enter the website to voice your opinions.

"Erasmus Mundus - Excellence website

The Directorate General for Education and Culture is pleased to announce the launch of the Erasmus Mundus Excellence website addressed to co-ordinators, partners and grantees of the Erasmus Mundus programme, as well as students, professors and the academic world in general.

This website provides a helpful Self-assessment Tool and a Quality Handbook. These tools result from a Quality Assessment Exercise developed with the voluntary participation of 6 Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses. The first phase of the exercise was carried out in 2008, and included direct visits to 18 universities (6 co-ordinators and 12 partner institutions). The second phase of this project is now under way with the participation of another 18 universities involved in the Erasmus Mundus programme.

We invite you to visit the web site and to measure your performance through the structured questions proposed under the option “Assess my course”, where a self-assessment procedure will help you identify areas in which your quality could be improved. The tools also offer you the opportunity to reflect on options and questions included in the 4 components of excellence.

The Quality Handbook is closely related to the questions included in the 4 components of excellence and includes examples of good practice that illustrate how challenges have been met by co-ordinators, partners, students and professors of excellent Erasmus Mundus Master Courses."