EU supports joint project of Iranian, French universities

July 19, 2020 - 20:30

TEHRAN – The European Union (EU) will provide financial support for a joint project of the geology departments of Yazd University in Iran and Cergy-Pontoise University in France, IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.

By announcing winners of the Erasmus+ Program 2020, the joint project succeeded in obtaining EU financial support.

Based on the jury's score, the proposal received 83 out of 100 points for EU funding. Within the framework of this project, a number of faculty members and graduated students of geology departments of Yazd University and Cergy-Pontoise University will be sent for educational and research opportunities.

The duration of this training program lasts for a maximum of 2 years and will be started in August.

Erasmus+ is the EU's program to support education, training, youth, and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, and gain experience abroad.

Set to last until 2020, Erasmus+ does not just have opportunities for students. Merging seven prior programs, it has opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and organizations.
Detailed information on these opportunities, including eligibility criteria, is available in the Erasmus+ Program Guide. An indicative funding guide for some centralized opportunities is also available.

The aim of Erasmus+ is to contribute to the Europe 2020 strategy for growth, jobs, social equity, and inclusion, as well as the aims of ET2020, the EU's strategic framework for education and training.

Erasmus+ also aims to promote the sustainable development of its partners in the field of higher education and contribute to achieving the objectives of the EU Youth Strategy.

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