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Erasmus Mundus Masters in Journalism, Media and Globalisation
Start date: Sep 1, 2016, End date: Aug 31, 2021 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Mundus Journalism aims to develop and integrate innovative research and industry links into an established (2005) Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters’ degree in Journalism, Media and Globalisation, which is jointly delivered by five European and three non-European universities in close cooperation with media partners. The ambition of the two-year, 120-ECTS programme is to: (a) Reflect the contemporary issues of global journalism, the new technological possibilities as well as different areas of journalism research (b) Explore the way in which changes in global technology, politics, economics and business and culture, have impacted upon the profession of journalism (c) Combine theory and practice to produce a more global analytical journalism fit for the changed media environment (including internships).This Consortium is currently offering a joint degree that attracts around 400 applicants of which we enrol 80 high-quality global students. Based on a solid structure of cooperation we aim to move the scheme forward to be a global benchmark in terms of both teaching and research. Three pathways have been identified for this: (1) the development of collaborative research projects in close cooperation with relevant industries and actors and incorporating these projects into the delivery of central course elements; (2) the establishment of a series of innovation workshops or incubator hubs bringing together the industry, students and staff in order to develop new ideas about journalism in a global setting; (3) the development of innovative cross-cultural teaching methods and their integration into the programme.To reach these goals we will launch three joint initiatives: a Global Journalism Research Centre; a Global Journalism Ideas Generator and a Global Multicultural Teaching Benchmarker. These initiatives, anchored in three distinct bodies under the Board of Studies, will facilitate the further development and integration of research, industry links and cross-cultural teaching. Our capacity to reach these goals is verified by experiences gained from ten years of successfully dealing with the issues of developing an integrated scheme and joint degrees. A substantial part of this success is linked to the development of an efficient and transparent governance structure for the joint degrees. Looking forward we will build our new three new initiatives on research from the partners, experiences from the media industry as well as the global network of over 400 alumni. We aim to further embed research and industry links and exchanges into the delivery of our Mundus Master programme. Consortium: Aarhus University/Danish School of Media and Journalism (Denmark) (coordinator), University of Hamburg (Germany), University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands), City University London and Swansea University (UK), the University of California at Berkeley (USA), University of Technology Sydney (Australia) and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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