Objectives of MARIHE
Objective 1: Promote and enforce the benefits of the current changes in the knowledge triangle (innovation, research and higher education system).
Due to the important role research and innovation play for growth and sustainable development, fundamental transition processes are taking place in the systems of research, innovation and higher education in Europe, as in other regions of the world. These processes can be described as a shift from regulation to deregulation and competition, from steering to market, from administration to management. Institutions involved, such as HE and research institutions are largely affected by these changes, gaining high autonomy for themselves. But all these changes will fail if there are no managers, administrators, policy-makers and researchers who are able to deal with them successfully. A country could only benefit from these changes if there are enough well-educated people on the labour market familiar with the changes and their implications. While the role of universities in national and regional innovation systems has been emphasised by both policy makers and researchers around the world, the interactions between universities and industries increasingly take place beyond national borders. Therefore, this programme embraces the global dimension of innovation systems, research and education and orients the students to understand and study higher education with a special attention to the knowledge triangle and knowledge alliances (business-university partnerships).
Objective 2: Educate innovation, research and higher education experts who are prepared for the future challenges.
Experts are needed who are able to analyse and understand the knowledge triangle, who could link system changes with institutional changes and who are able to develop management skills to deal with the changing environment inside HE and research institutions. In the master course “Research and Innovation in Higher Education” (MARIHE), students will develop a sound understanding of the change processes and how these link to education systems and labour markets in general. The programme prepares future HE managers, policy makers, analysts, researchers and consultants.
Objective 3: Prepare students for the challenges by linking knowledge on systems and tools with a global comparative perspective.
The changes described require an understanding of the features and culture of innovation, research and higher education systems and technical knowledge on management tools. Furthermore, it is of major importance to analyze the changes in their regional and national contexts. The partner structure and curriculum of MARIHE will enable the students to understand European values and models, but will also allow global interpretations (e.g. Asia) as well as stimulate university’s co-operations worldwide. The international character of MARIHE opens a worldwide labour market to MARIHE graduates.
Objective 4: Improvement of research and innovation of HEIs through professional management.
Management as the support environment for excellence and innovation has a key role in the development of the knowledge triangle and a competitive European environment.
Student Participation Costs
Participation in the MARIHE Programme is possible either:
- with an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship of different categories (for holders from Erasmus+ Partner countries or Erasmus+ Programme countries;)
- OR as a non-scholarship holder (i.e. self-paying student).
The participation costs ("tuition fees") for the whole study period of four semesters are:
- For non-scholarship holders: 12 000 Euro
- For Erasmus Mundus scholarship holders: either 9 000 Euro (for Programme country applicants) or 12 000 Euro (for Partner country applicants). Please note: For holders of an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, all participation costs are covered by the scholarship!
What is included?
The participation costs include
- participation in all classes offered within the MARIHE curriculum;
- support in administrative and organisational issues by the consortium partners;
- costs for enrollment at the consortium partner's institutions;
- all examinations;
- issueing of the final diploma.
For holders of an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, an emergency and accident insurance according to the minimum requirements of the Erasmus+ Programme is also included.
What is not included?
The participation costs do not cover
- travel costs from country of origin,
- travel costs because of the mobilities,
- travel documents (passport, visas),
- accommodation and living expenses,
- all other costs (e.g. study books, stationery, photocopies, excursions etc.).
For these costs, holders of an Erasmus Mundus scholarship will receive contributions to travel, installation and subsistence costs .
Estimation of Full Costs
For an estimation of the full costs for studying in MARIHE programme (including participation costs, travel and subsistance costs, other costs), please see our information leaflet on estimated costs [N.B.: This information leaflet is being updated at the moment and available soon.]
Please note that most figures in this information leaflet are estimates and are not guaranteed by MARIHE programme.
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