Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral programmes in Kent
Erasmus Mundus aims to enhance quality in higher education through scholarships and academic co-operation between Europe and the rest of the world.
The University of Kent has been successful in its application for funding from the European Commission under the prestigious and highly competitive Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral programme (EMJD).
The only successful Humanities application in the 2010 competition and is the first Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral programme coordinated by a UK institution. The programme is coordinated by the School of English in conjunction with the School of History and the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. Kent acts as co-ordinating institution of a consortium including the following partners: Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic; Free University Berlin, Germany; University of Porto, Portugal; as well as 30 associated partners within and outside the EU.
In 2011, Erasmus Mundus funding was awarded to Kent for a Joint Doctorate in Cultural and Global Criminology: DCGC is a three-year interdisciplinary, collaborative PhD-programme which combines the expertise and strengths of four universities with established reputations in the field: The University of Kent: The Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest (ELTE), Hungary; the University of Hamburg, Germany; and Utrecht University, Netherlands.