Europe backs REM Master again
The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) will fund the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (REM) of UPV/EHU with more than 3M€ for the next 4 years.
REM Master has obtained 89 points out of 100, which is an excellent score and will receive the 100% of the applied funds. Only 40 of the 97 applications will be funded.
Around 25 students can course the Master each intake. In many cases, they will benefit from the allocated funds. 75% of the students must come from outside the EU, since these masters are enrolled in a program of excellence that aims to attract excellent curricula to Europe. In fact the Master received numerous applications in the previous editions. In addition, the Basque Energy Agency, a body dependent on the Basque Government, and Iberdrola, offer a scholarship each.
The Master in Renewable Energies in the Marine Environment (REM) is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree offered by four universities: the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), the University of Strathclyde, the Norwegian University of Science and École Centrale de Nantes. This programme has a network of associated centres formed by several world-renowned research institutions and companies including TECNALIA and BCAM. These centers have direct participation in the master by teaching and hosting students for their master theses.
From the 2021-2022 academic year, and for four successive editions, the program will be renamed REM +, so that due to the implementation of Brexit, the British university of the consortium will be replaced by University College Cork of Ireland, well known for its research in marine energy thanks to MaREI (Science Foundation Ireland) center.
The Master provides students with skills in assessment, analysis, simulation, development and exploitation of all available energy in the marine environment and in project development of safe, efficient and reliable marine energy generation plants, including operation and maintenance design and study of the integration of the plants in the electric system.
More information here.