Erasmus MundusSpecific programme:
EACEA 41/10Project number:
2011 - 4051 / 002 - 001 EM Action 2 PartnershipDuration:
48 Months (2011-07-15 - 2015-07-15)Project Manager:
Prof. Vicente Gotor Santamaria (University of Oviedo)Website: http://www.medastar.eu/
The project will improve mutual knowledge in a number of research areas of specific interest to both Egypt, Lebanon and EU partners. This consortium is already enhancing bilateral relations between the EU, Egypt and Lebanon partners through a number of EU funded projects including previous EMECW projects.
MEDASTAR (Mediterranean Area for Science, Technology and Research) is a project that aims for broader co-operation between Europe, Egyp and Lebanon putting emphasis on science, technology and research.The project is devoted to creating a mutual forum for scientific cooperation, acknowledgement and exchange.
In total, 199 mobility flows are planned: 60 Undergraduates, 54 Master, 41 Doctorates, 23 Post-doctorates, and 21 Staff Mobilities from which 12 will be for Academic Staff and 9 for personnel involved in institutional building. Thus 9 Administrative Staff will receive a tailor-made program on university governance and quality assurance organized in one of the EU partner universities. 92 Mobility Flows will be from Egypt, 71 from Lebanon and 36 from EU.
- Increase research, innovation and exchange of knowledge between partners
- Promote science and technology in cooperation with private industry
- Internationalisation and excellence of studies
- Gender balance
- Quality assurance for internationalisation
- Promote Internship programmes and collaboration between Egyptian, Lebanese and European institutions.
International Telematic University (UNINETTUNO) established the first bilateral agreement with an Egyptian institution in 1993, which was supported by the governments of Italy and Egypt as well as the European Commission and also receives students and professors from Lebanon. Within Egypt, balance is sought by bringing representatives from different regions with a wide range of international experience.