The University of Minho will open next academic year, in partnership with universities in the Euroregion, the PhD in Mathematics and Applications, the Master in Transnational Business Law and Digital Technologies and the Master in Challenges of Cities, the latter under the coordination of Luís Bragança, professor at the School of Engineering. The first phase of applications is scheduled from July 1st to July 24th, and the second phase from August 29th to September 15th.
The courses are the result of the “UNISF – University without Borders” project, which brings together the universities of Minho (coordinator), Porto, Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, A Coruña, Santiago de Compostela, and Vigo, along with the Foundation Center for Euro-Regional Studies (FCEER).
The total investment is around 1.99 million Euros, of which 1.49 million comes from the Interreg, POCTEP, and FEDER community programs. The courses are considered innovative for their cooperative, cross-border and multidisciplinary component, and may open the door to other training courses and even motivate third party universities to replicate this pioneering model.
The Master in Challenges of Cities also brings together the six academies and is taught in four languages. It has a b-learning regime and three semesters: one for classes, one for institutional/company internship and one for the dissertation. There are 36 vacancies distributed among the six academies, 6 of which at UMinho. Participants will acquire know-how in six areas (built heritage, environment, social and educational sciences, information technologies, governance, economy), supporting actions related to the construction of sustainable, intelligent, efficient, resilient and inclusive cities.
More information can be found at www.universidadesemfronteiras.eu