EMN-Online is a Euro-Mediterranean master’s degree in Neuroscience and Biotechnology.
EMN-Online is a Euro-Mediterranean master’s degree in Neuroscience and Biotechnology. Our consortium ambition is to train high-level scientists with the ability to: (i) develop a Euro-Mediterranean collaborative network in higher education and research, in particular in the field of Neuroscience; (ii) apply jointly to international calls of proposals for research and R&D projects, and; (iii) apply for positions in Biotechnology companies. The proposed curriculum is based on the courses offered by 14 partner universities, 9 in Europe (Bordeaux, Aix-Marseille, Nice, Turin, Castellon, Valencia, Krakow, Strasbourg & Trollhättan), and 5 in the South-Mediterranean area (Alexandria in Egypt, Saint-Joseph and Saint Esprit de Kaslik in Lebanon, Marrakech in Morocco and El Manar in Tunisia). The EMN-Online master’s degree was created as part of a TEMPUS IV project under the name of ISIS (ISIS project, 2010-2014) funded by the European Commission and coordinated by Bordeaux University.*
The consortium has since expanded beyond the Euro-Mediterranean area/region, incorporating partners from other European and non-European countries (Poland, Sweden, Canada, USA and Australia), which has helped put the consortium in a position to offer research projects of excellence for training EMN-Online students. This development has been supported by European research funding (NEUREN project, IRSES program, FP7, Marie Curie Actions, 2013 – 2017).
In 2015, the Consortium was awarded another European grant (NeuronLine project, Erasmus + Strategic partnership program, 2015-2018) to further develop the Master and to switch to an entirely online program providing lifelong learning solutions for professionals and initial training for distance-learning students. This central objective is also supported by a grant from the Bordeaux cluster of excellence (IdEx, “programme Innovation Maquettes”).
EMN-Online is supported by the Mediterranean Neuroscience Society (MNS), which is affiliated to the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO)
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The Euro-Mediterranean Master in Neuroscience and Biotechnology (EMN-Online) is a two-year inter-university program aimed at professionals wishing to acquire high-level innovative and interdisciplinary training in Neuroscience. The Master offers a unique master program shared by all EMN project partners across Mediterranean area, simultaneously providing theoretical knowledge of modern life science concepts, technological background, and practical training. Courses and specialized tracks are based on each partner’s expertise in fundamental or biomedical sciences, and are offered within the framework of new methodological approaches including e-learning.
The EMN-Online Master started as a European TEMPUS programme. Initially known as the ISIS-Master, it aims to structure the participation of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region in the Neuroscience community and strengthen collaboration with this geographical area.
Students completing the 120 ECTS learn to manipulate theoretical concepts together with a broad range of experimental methods used in Biotechnology and Biomedicine; elaborate and communicate scientific data and concepts, and master competences to implement and use modern concepts and technologies in the field.
The program provides students with training in Neuroscience targeting international standards to facilitate job opportunities. The EMN-Online Master degree makes it possible for graduate students to enroll in a PhD program, apply for executive positions or conduct individual projects in Neuroscience and Biotechnology.
The Master was most recently supported by the Erasmus+ program, benefiting from funding through the Strategic Partnership action, and until the end of 2019 is also supported by funding from the Bordeaux cluster of excellence (IdEx Bordeaux).