Erasmus Mundus Master in Membrane Engineering EM E   Third Call for Applications   Master edition 2013 ‐ 2015

Erasmus Mundus Master in Membrane Engineering EM3E

European Master                                                                                       


Erasmus Mundus is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education, promoted by
the  Executive  Agency  for  Education,  Audiovisual  &  Culture  (EACEA  ‐ European Commission) that aims to
enhance the quality  of  European  higher  education  and  to  promote dialogue and  understanding between
people and cultures through cooperation with Third Countries.
In  the  framework  of  Action  1  (‘implementing  joint  programmes  at  postgraduate  level’),  the  Erasmus
Mundus Master and Erasmus Mundus Doctorate in Membrane Engineering were selected in July 2010 by
the European Commission. Both programmes are open to non‐European and European students. The first
edition of the EM3E master started in September 2011.

Master description
The  Erasmus  Mundus  Master  in  Membrane  Engineering  EM3E offers  an  advanced  education  programme
related  to  membrane  science  and  engineering  at  the  interface  between  material  science  and  chemical
engineering and focused on specific applicative fields.
It  involves  six  High  Education  Institutions  of  five  European  countries:  University  of  Twente  (The
Netherlands),  Universidade  Nova  de  Lisboa  (Portugal),  Universidad  de  Zaragoza  (Spain),  Institute  of
Chemical Technology Prague (Czech Republic), Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France) and Université
Montpellier  2    (France,  coordinating  organisation);  and  three  Associated  partners:  Università  della
Calabria  (Italy),  Katholieke  Universiteit  Leuven  (Belgium)  and  Université  Hassan  II  de  Mohammedia
(Morocco).  The  pedagogical  project  of  EM3E  comes  from  the  closely  collaboration  between  partners
through the European Research Network of Excellence NanoMemPro.
The Master course has a duration of two years: 4 semesters corresponding to 30 ECTS each and given at
least  in  3  countries.  In  the  first  year,  theoretical  and  practical  fundaments  are  provided.  After  the
integration week, students enter the Master at Université Montpellier 2 or at Université Paul Sabatier. In
each of two universities, there are common mandatory and optional units, corresponding to teaching and
research  field  of  excellence  of  each  partner  (material  science  in  Montpellier  and  physico‐chemical
processes in Toulouse). This first semester is adapted to students by taking into account their background
and  their  learning  objectives.  During  the  second  semester,  students  follow  mandatory  teaching  units  to
acquire knowledge and skills on process modelling and simulation at the Institute of Chemical Technology
of Prague. During the second year, students will choose to pursue their training in one of three following
universities  in  order  to  acquire  specific  skills  in  an  application  field:  Nanosciences  and  Nanotechnology
(Universidad de Zaragoza), Energy and Environment (University of Twente), and Biotechnologies, Food and
Health (Universidade Nova de Lisboa). The last semester is devoted to a 6 months master thesis in a
university, a research center or an industrial company.
The number of enrolled students is maximum 30. A limited number of Erasmus Mundus scholarships are
available.  The  language  of  instruction  is  English.  During  the  study  period,  the  courses  and  activities
country  languages  and  cultures  are  also  provided.  Students  will  be  awarded  with  a  multiple  Master's
degree from the three hosting universities, together with a Diploma Supplement