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The New Edition of the EMerald Programme (2018)

ERASMUS+ Joint Master Degrees

This program continues the successful era of Erasmus Mundus, a program aimed at enhancing the quality of higher education and promoting intercultural understanding through cooperation with third countries outside the EU/EEA. The program aims to establish joint master's programs with foreign partner universities.

EMerald - Master's in Resources Engineering

The TU Bergakademie Freiberg has been involved in the ERASMUS Mundus project EMerald since 2013, coordinated by the University of Liège, Belgium. EMerald is a two-year master's program (120 ECTS) organized by four European universities - the University of Liège (ULiège), the University of Lorraine (UL), Luleå University of Technology (LTU), and the Technical University of Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF). The program is divided into four semesters (30 ECTS per semester). The first semester takes place in Liège, the second semester in Nancy, the third semester in Luleå or TUBAF, and the fourth semester at one of the four partner universities.

The EMerald master's program is designed to provide a balanced combination of knowledge about resources (geology, landfills, urban mining, reserve characterization, and modeling) and process engineering techniques (comminution, sorting, pre-concentration, extractive metallurgy, and waste disposal).

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SINReM - Master's in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management

The SINReM program is a two-year English-instructed master's program consisting of 120 ECTS credits . It is organized by Ghent University in Belgium (as the coordinating university), the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg in Germany, and Uppsala University in Sweden. SINReM has been awarded the EIT label, a quality label granted by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology to the best master's and PhD programs.

The program focuses on innovative and sustainable production, recovery, and management of primary and secondary resources. The curriculum covers mining, exploration, and extraction processes, as well as recovery and recycling technologies (such as clean technologies, CO2-neutral resource recovery from wastewater and waste streams).

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Interesting Facts about ERASMUS+ Joint Master Degrees

  • Enhancing the Quality, Innovation, and Attractiveness of European Higher Education
  • Promoting the European Higher Education Area as a Center of Excellence for Learning
  • Worldwide Improving the Competences and Employability of Graduates

Consortia consisting of at least three European higher education institutions that offer a joint international program leading to a shared degree (double, multiple, or joint degree) and include at least two mobility phases in two different European countries can apply for funding for a Joint Master Degree. This funding includes the awarding of scholarships to highly qualified international students selected for this program.

Key documents for project planning and application include the general ERASMUS+ Program Guide, the relevant call for proposals, and any additional guidelines specific to the call. You can find all the necessary information on the website of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, EACEA

For further information and guidance on ERASMUS mobility measures, you can seek assistance from the:

Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienst 
Nationale Agentur für EU-Hochschulzusammenarbeit 
Kennedyallee 50
53115 Bonn

Tel.: +49 228 882-578
Fax: +49 228 882-555
E-Mail: eu-programme [at]