The aim of the programme Erasmus Mundus is to enhance the quality of European university education, to support intercultural dialogue by cooperation with non-European countries and contribute to development of university education in third-world countries. The University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice newly offers the study programme EMMIR in accordance with these aims. It is the very first African-European study programme that has been carried out. It consists of three African and four European universities and specialises in migration studies. Theoretical knowledge will be accompanied by practical experience in the form scholarships in Europe and in Africa.
Students participating in the EMMIR programme will experience contact with very distinct cultures and also gain abilities necessary for working in national and supranational branches of both public and private sector. At the end of the course, the graduates gain a mutual degree from both participating universities. Apart from the Czech university, the other universities involved in the project are the Sudanese Ahfad University for Women
, the Makerere University Kampala
and the Mbarara University for Science & Technology
in Uganda, the Slovene University of Nova Gorica
, the Oldenburg University
in Germany and the Norwegian University of Stavanger
You can find more information about the EMMIR project here