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Glossary (from the "Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 Programme Guide", European Commission):

Associated partner: any organisation that can contribute to the promotion, implementation, monitoring, evaluation activities and/or sustainable development of an Action 1, 2 or 3 consortium/partnership, can be considered as an associated partner. This applies more specifically to socio-economic partners (i.e. commercial enterprises, public authorities or organisations, non-profit or charitable organisations, etc.), international organisations or in certain cases to third-country higher education institutions. In contrast to "full partners" (see definition below), associated partners are not entitled to benefit directly from the grant;

Coordinator / coordinating organisation: The coordinator is the project leader in the coordinating organisation. He/she acts as contact person for the Agency in all aspects related to the management of the project. The coordinating organisation is the organisation responsible for the overall management of the project in the partnership, consortium or network. The coordinating organisation usually acts as beneficiary (or main co-beneficiary) in the contractual and financial relations between the consortium, partnership or network and the Agency;

Co-tutelle: joint supervision of doctoral studies by two universities from different countries; if successful, the doctoral candidate will be awarded a joint or double doctoral degree awarded by the two institutions;

Doctoral Candidate Agreement: an agreement signed by the consortium and the doctoral candidate enrolled in the joint doctorate programme explicitly indicating any academic, research, financial and administrative modalities related to the candidate's participation in the programme and, if applicable, the award and usage of the fellowship;

Doctoral programme (third cycle): a research-related programme of higher education study and research that follows a higher education degree and leads to a fully recognised doctorate degree, offered by higher education institutions or, in those Member States where this is in accordance with national legislation and practice, by a research organisation;

Doctoral school: a research and pedagogical structure that groups and coordinates several research teams in the context of a coherent research project and organises and/or provides training activities for doctoral candidates and prepares them to their professional career.

Doctorate Sandwich: this term is used to describe the mobility of a student from that makes a part of their doctorate course in another university.

"European country": a country which is a Member State of the European Union or any other country which participates in the programme according to Article 9 of the Programme Decision. [...] "European Countries": 27 EU Member States.

Full Partner: any organisation fulfilling the Action-specific eligibility criteria, which acts as a full member of a consortium, partnership or project network. In contrast with "associated partners" (see definition above), full partners can benefit from the EU grant and – in close cooperation with the beneficiary – play a decisive role in the management and implementation of the project cooperation activities;

Higher education: all types of courses of study, or sets of courses of study, training or training for research at the post-secondary level which are recognized by the relevant national authorities of a participating country as belonging to its higher education system;

Higher Education Institution (HEI): an establishment providing higher education and recognized by the competent national authority of a participating country as belonging to its system of higher education;

Higher education staff: persons who, through their duties, are involved directly in the educational and/or administrative process related to higher education;

Post-doctoral Programme: higher education study or research offered by a higher education institution or a research organisation established in accordance with national legislation and practice that follows a doctoral degree;

Post-doctoral Researcher: an experienced researcher who is in possession of a doctoral degree or who has at least three years of full-time equivalent research experience, including the period of research training, at a research organisation established in accordance with national legislation and practice after obtaining the degree which formally allowed him/her to embark on a doctoral programme offered by higher education institution;

Third-country: a country which is not a European country as specified above;

Third-country individual: a person who is neither a national nor a resident of a European country as specified above;

Doctoral candidate (candidate in third cycle):an early-stage researcher at the beginning of his/her research career, starting at the date of obtaining the degree which would formally entitle him/her to embark on a doctoral programme;
Mobility: moving physically to another country, in order to undertake study, work experience, research, other learning or teaching or research activity or related administrative activity, supported as appropriate by preparation in the host language;

Third-country institution: an institution that is not located in any of the European countries as specified above.