Erasmus Mundus, Global Innovation Management (Australia, Denmark, Germany, UK)

Країна: Австралія; Данія; Германія; Англія;

Дедлайн: 31.01.2012

Додаткові умови: Open to: Applicants must hold a bachelor degree or equivalent, at second-class level or higher, in an engineering, science or technology subject. Scholarship: The Category A scholarships are 48,000 Euros in total and Category B 23,000 Euros.


The MSC. in  Global Innovation Management is a unique 2-year programme offered jointly by the University of Strathclyde (Scotland), Aalborg University (Denmark), Hamburg University of Technology (Germany) and, Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) which enables graduates of first degrees in engineering, science and technology to successfully manage the innovation process across international boundaries. Students have the opportunity to study at two European Universities, with a third option for EU students and self-funded non-EU students to study in Australia in year 2. The programme’s delivery over two years provides a greater depth of learning, more industrial engagement and a rich cultural experience.
The course equips students with skills to transform research outputs into innovative products and services. Learning the tools and techniques for working globally, students apply this knowledge practically by working on projects with industry contacts in different countries, further enhancing their understanding of international business. GIM addresses new challenges in innovative global enterprise and provides:

  • A practical and global perspective of Innovation Management, through industry based modules
  • Skills applicable for larger multinational organisations to smaller enterprises
  • Expanded perspectives of Innovation Management including Technology Management, R&D, and Product/Service Development with focus on the interface between disciplines involved in the process;
  • Increased research capability focused on activities at the periphery of the innovation process.

Semesters 1 and 2 at The University of Strathclyde provide a strong foundation in the Innovation Management process, and essential practical experience of working within globally distributed teams and with industrial clients on product/service development briefs. Semester 3 (Year 2) at Hamburg University of Technology looks at early and late phases of the innovation management process. It concentrates on market research for (radical) innovation, cross functional cooperation at the front end of the innovation process, managing innovation projects over geographical and functional/divisional boarders and preparing the market introduction of new products and services. In semester 3 (Year 2) at Aalborg University, students undertake an industrial internship at a Danish company to gain relevant global innovation management work experience, and to consolidate the taught content delivered at the University of Strathclyde. In semester 3 (Year 2) at Swinburne University of Technology, students develop skills in entrepreneurship and innovation, and the practice of innovation leadership. The learning goals and objectives are based around assessing new ventures and opportunities, planning and managing rapid growth, integrating interdisciplinary approaches and applying innovating solutions. In semester 4 all students undertake a thesis project at the institution where they spent the 3rd semester. The project is jointly supervised between the second year institution and one other partner.


Candidates admitted to the MSc will require to have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, at second-class level or higher, in an engineering, science or technology subject
  • An appropriate level of competence in the English language, through attaining a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 95

In 2012 there are likely to be 7 ERASMUS MUNDUS scholarships avaialble to Category A students and 5 for Category B students. Erasmus Mundus will confirm the availability of addtional scholarships for applicants from “Turkey and the Western Balkans”, “Tunisia and Egypt” and “Eastern Neighbourhood Countries” (i.e. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) at a later date.
The Category A scholarships are 48,000 Euros in total and Category B 23,000 Euros. Scholarships can be used to contribute to tuition fees and provide a significant contibution to living expenses on a monthly basis over the 2 year length of the programme.

How to apply?

Online application.
Applicants should upload all of the following documents to the application system as instructed within the form:

  • Appendix / cover Sheet to the application,
  • Covering letter (max. 1 page) and summary CV (max. 2 pages) outlining why you should be considered for the course, and why you should be chosen to spend year 2 at a particular partner university;
  • Two scanned letters of reference,
  • A copy of the first degree certificate, including confirmation of the level of award (GPA, if award level not stated on certificate),
  • A scanned copy of an English Language Proficiency certificate,
  • A photocopy of your passport.

All scholarship applicants will receive a letter by email by 1st April 2012.