EMA; EIUC; University of Graz; Ruhr University Bochum; University of Hamburg; University of Padua; Ca' Foscari University of Venice; University of Ljubljana; University of Deusto, Bilbao
When EMA universities decided to develop into the association EIUC, this important evolution had a fundamental impact also on the conception of the EMA degree. Upon initiative of the University of Padua, the coordinator of the programme since 1997, the degree which the university was issuing on behalf of the whole university network became a true “joint degree”, one of the first examples of joint degrees in the European academic environment in line with the Bologna process and reform surrounding the ECTS system.
The Agreement, which has been also recently updated, defines the relationship among the 7 universities jointly issuing the EMA Degree – the so-called Inner Circle Universities – and regulates the special role of the University of First Enrolment, i.e. the University of Padua.