GATE project description
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GATE was an Erasmus Mundus mobility project funded by the European Commission (2012 - 2016). It provided 110 scholarships to students at all levels (Bachelor, Master, PhD, post-doc researchers and staff) from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, India, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia,Thailand and Vietnam to the European consortium partners.
The GATE project's operational objectives were as follows:
- The project supports the advancement of third-country institutions' international co-operation capacity through a transfer and export of EU universities’ experience in the implementation of the Erasmus programme and by applying the Erasmus exchange principles (such as the Learning Agreement) to the mobility activities between the partner institutions.
- The programme promotes co-operation between sending and hosting institutions, thus mutually enriching the educational environment of both the hosting and sending institutions in the EU and in the respective partner countries through a joint approach in selecting candidates and through a considerable number of mobility exchanges.
- The consortium will also provide new cooperation opportunities for EU and Asian universities and contribute to developing new links between academic institutions in the EU and Asia.
- The project will enable students and staff to benefit linguistically, culturally and educationally from the experience of pursuing studies or carrying out research in another country.
- The programme improves the transparency of studies, credit transfer and recognition, and qualifications by working according to the guidelines of what has become common practice in regard to student exchange under the Erasmus programme.
- The programme contributes to providing good students from vulnerable groups with further education and professional development — thus contributing to disseminate EU social and democratic values. The same applies to gender equity.
- The programme will enhance the skills and qualifications of international higher education staff through the mobility.
In more concrete terms, the project objectives for the mobility programme flow from the Asian partner universities to the EU are as follows:
Increasing the number and quality of these exchanges and enhancement through sustainable scientific and cultural cooperation and mutual transfer of experience and knowledge with the partner countries.
One of the expected project results will be to enhance as well as encourage and enable highly qualified graduates and scholars from the partner countries to obtain qualifications in the European Union while contributing to the academic excellence and visibility of their respective home universities.
The project has been designed so that the exchange programmes will benefit all partners and limit "brain drain".