Erasmus+: 159 projects selected to modernise higher education in the world

Today, the Commission has selected 159 projects to be funded under the Erasmus+ “Capacity Building in Higher Education” actionHR, which supports the modernisation and quality of higher education in countries around the world. These projects will contribute to the overall objective of strengthening international cooperation in the field of higher education, improving education systems and enhancing growth and prosperity in the world.

Through projects selected this year, 2500 higher education stakeholders from almost 130 countries (including EU Member States) will work together to modernise and internationalise higher education. A total 2023 budget of EUR 115.3 million will be used, for example, for the professionalisation of mathematics teaching in Central Africa, university studies in equality and equality law for vulnerable groups in Latin America, study programmes for a sustainable blue economy in the Southern Mediterranean and programmes to foster profound changes in health education in Southeast Asia.

This year, the EU also committed an additional EUR 5 million to Ukraine to finance a large-scale project under the Erasmus+ programme. The DigiUni project, which will last four years, will create a digital platform for Ukrainian universities, which will particularly benefit students who have had to flee the country or have been internally displaced. It will allow students enrolled in Ukrainian higher education institutions to continue their education in Ukrainian language and according to the Ukrainian curriculum.

The Erasmus+ capacity building initiative in higher education is part of activities that foster student and staff exchanges and support cooperation in the field of education between Europe and the rest of the world.

More information is available here