Publié le 9 octobre 2013 Mis à jour le 17 mai 2021

The AESOP multidisciplinary and intersectorial Erasmus Mundus consortium co-coordinated by the University Paul Sabatier-Toulouse 3 (France) and the University of the Western Cape (South Africa) is composed of 11 European and 9 South African university partners, as well as six additional associate members. AESOP involves eight thematic fields and encourages the collaboration between different sectors applied to cultural and natural heritage. It aims to contribute to the development of educational/academic networking and new skilled human resources in South Africa through academic training but also through the use of national symbols as vectors for sustainable partnership.

The AESOP Consortium will manage the partnership and will organize 150 mobilities (109 South African applicants and 41 European applicants in Master, Doctorate and Staff) by encouraging double degree's programmes between European and South African HEI (in order to prevent brain-drain). It will also take all useful means in order to make known most largely possible to the general public the results of the AESOP mobilities. The AESOP Selection Committee will guarantee that precise criteria based on merit have been considered during the evaluation of the fellows. After this stage, the Quality and Equity Committee will guarantee the equality of chances in the recruitment of the best fellows and the social or gender related matters.

Through staff mobilities, AESOP will explore opportunities to draft a future European and South African proper joint training and research unit for the study and the awareness about European and South African heritages, unifying factors of both societies.

Partners in the consortium:
  • Université Paul Sabatier - Coordinator
  • University of Lisbon - Portugal
  • Liverpool John Moores University - United Kingdom
  • Universtiy of Latvia - Latvia
  • Universidad Rey Juan Carlos - Madrid
  • Pompeu Fabra Barcelona - Spain
  • University del Salento - Italy
  • University College Dublin - Ireland
  • National Technical University of Athens - Greece
  • Free University of Brussels - Belgium
  • University Politehnica of Bucharest - Romania
  • University of the Western Cape - Co coordinator - South Africa
  • University of Fort Hare - South Africa
  • University of Pretoria - South Africa
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology - South Africa
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal - South Africa
  • University of the Witswatersrand - South Africa
  • University of Venda - South Africa
  • Durban University of Technology - South Africa
  • Limpopo University - South Africa