Kent success in prestigious Erasmus Mundus programme
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 scheme (EMJD).
Erasmus Mundus aims to enhance quality in higher education through scholarships and academic cooperation between Europe and the rest of the world.
Kent will act 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.
The successful bid was for a transdisciplinary doctoral programme in the Humanities entitled 'TEEME: Text and Event in Early Modern Europe'. The programme will be coordinated by the School of English in conjunction with the School of History and the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.
TEEME was the only successful Humanities application in the 2010 competition and is the first Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral programme coordinated by a UK institution.