Togther with their partners in Germany, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the higher education authority has launched its second call for the Erasmus+ Joint Ireland-Germany Traineeship Co-operation Project. The project, which was first initiated in 2014, enables Irish students to go on a traineeship in Germany for anywhere between two to six months. With the modifciation of the Erasmus+ programme to allow students to go on traineeships after graduating, the Co-operation Project is being primarily aimed at helping graduates gain valuable work experience and business contacts.
Two Irish higher education institutions have joined as partners in applications for support under the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees programme. In all 74 project proposals were received by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency in Brussels drawn from 18 different Programme countries. Erasmus Mundus is part of the Erasmus+ Key Action 1 Mobility.
The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan T.D., has announced a new Institutes of Technology Ireland scholarship scheme valued at €150,000 for ten Brazilian students to come and study further in Ireland.