The Erasmus Mundus Master’s Programme EUROCULTURE partly financed by the European Commission is a transdisciplinary, international and inter-university project, in which various disciplines, eight well-known European and four non-EU universities participate. Its aim is to prepare graduates from Europe and third-countries for professions and research areas in which knowledge of present-day Europe and European Union institutions are of relevance. The focus is on cultural and social developments in European history as well as on standards, values and citizenship. Because of the multidisciplinary studies approach, the Euroculture programme stands out from many other European Regional Studies programmes. Ever since the establishment of the Programme in 1999, Euroculture was used as a concept to reflect in an interdisciplinary way on the many different expressions and manifestations of self-understandings of societies, social groups and individuals of, about, within and beyond Europe.
Its core questions amongst others are:
* Whether, to what extent and in which forms does a common and unique European culture exist and how is it related to other regional or non-European cultures?
* How is Europe and how are cultural transformations perceived within Europe and from the outside?
* What is the mutual impact of political and social processes on European culture(s) and culture(s) in Europe?
Through the exchange with our European partner-universities, the Euroculture Master of Arts Programme offers the chance to gain experience with other languages, perspectives and cultural practices.
The Euroculture Programme brings together some 120 students who have to pass a selection procedure to be admitted. The programme is taught in English and is open to students who have successfully completed a university Bachelor or Master programme for instance in the fields of European Studies, History, Theology, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, International Relations, Political Science, Law, Economics, Cultural studies, Anthropology, Psychology or Sociology.
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” by William Butler Yeats