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Project Introduction

The EURECA project, funded by the European commission, aims to establish a Eurasian academic mobility Network, for achieving excellence in research and education in a global context, by identifying key themes for cooperation, leveraging on the complementary competencies and providing synergies essential for the progress and mutual benefit of the targeted Asian countries as well as the European Union. The consortium comprises of 16 prominent educational institutions ( 9 from Europe and 7 from Asia) and is coordinated by Mälardalen University, Sweden with York as one of the European partner universities.

With a funding of over 4 million Euros, EURECA project will facilitate more than 250 students/researchers/faculty from Asia to conduct a part of their study at one of the EU partner institutions. The exchange of personnel, knowledge and competences in multiple study domains of science and technology by our consortium is expected to have a positive and long ranging impact on the socio-economic development of Asia in a sustainable manner. On the other hand, EU will gain knowledge about the socio-technological setup prevailing at the developing Asian countries and will be able to engage in long-standing business relations with the Asian economies.

The students who participate in this program are expected to be the future champions of industrial development and research excellence in the global context. The consortium partners have special competencies/ requirements in the study areas such as Software Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Business studies and Management Sciences, and will pay special attention to the mobility needs in these identified thematic fields. Themes such as Sustainable development, Urban and Regional Planning, Architecture, and Disaster Management will also be given due importance.

Our primary goal is to find top talents from Asia and help them to achieve highest level of excellence in research and education. Additionally, we aim to provide the necessary impetus to the educational systems prevailing at various Asian partner institutions to comprehend and adapt the European educational models and values to the extent feasible.

Latest News

May 21 2009: The provisional list for EURECA mobility for 2009-2010 has been finalised.

  • March 11-18 2009: New application
    window for mobilty in both
  • Dec 6: First selection list announced

  • Oct 28: EU finally agrees European mobility to Asia..
    Please watch this site for a new call for applications

  • Application Deadline extended to Oct 22..