Back to top
Did You Know?
In order to open up European higher education to the rest of the world with a view to enhancing its quality and attractiveness while promoting exchanges and dialogue between cultures, the Commission of the European Communities has established a program called Erasmus World. This new program, modeled after the Fulbright program, will create European Union Masters Courses, partnerships with institutions outside the European Union, scholarships for master's degree students from outside the region and funding for visiting scholars with a budget of €200 million. The program is scheduled to initially run from January 2004 - December 2008. Over the course of Erasmus World, more than 4000 scholarships and 1000 grants for visiting scholars will be funded. More information is available online at: http://europa.eu.int/comm/education/index_en.html.
Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education, 8/2/2002
For more information on any of the programs mentioned in this newsletter, please contact:
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
P. O. Box 13975, 3106 East NC Highway 54
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA
Telephone: 919-549-4691 or 919-547-5246