European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR)

What is EMMIR?

In 2008, the RIG/DPR has adopted a new strategy of outreach for creating partnership with regional and oversees universities. From 2008 to 2011 RIGDPR participated in the African Migration and Gender in Global Context – Implementing Migration Studies (IMMIS) project, which established a joint MA programme in partnership with several European and African universities. The project was part of the ACP-EU cooperation programme in higher education (EDULINK).

The fruits of the educational link program was the starting point for the institute's initiative for establishing the master program with the intention of opening venues for applicants to indulge into in-depth studies related to gender and migration studies with special emphasis on migration and multiculturalism.

In 2011 this project succeeded to establish the European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR), the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Migration Studies. The first cohort started in September 2011. EMMIR is jointly run by a consortium of 3 African and 4 European universities:

EMMIR is a unique study programme focusing on migration through an intercultural approach. It provides profound theoretical skills in migration studies combined with fieldwork in Europe and Africa, which allows the students to gain mutual understanding of different views and cultures of migration and movement and to sharpen their intercultural sensitivity. It is designed as a multidisciplinary program that addresses important contemporary issues in an emerging field of study.

EMMIR includes study periods in both, Europe and Africa. Students' mobility is understood as a key to mutual understanding of different views and cultures of migration and movement and will sharpen intercultural sensitivity.

EMMIR students become acquainted with different cultures and academic traditions and gain knowledge about migration issues in internships. They will gain profound skills and specialize in of the four program foci, this will provide them with excellent chances for employment in national and international governmental and private sector organizations or in academia. Graduates will be awarded a joint degree by the EMMIR partner universities.

The four European and three African universities in the partnership join forces with other interested groups forming a network  in the six countries in order to tie in with social dynamics as well as securing possibilities for internship and future employment. The network represents:

- Aid and advocacy groups

- Civil society

- Research and documentation

- Local authorities.

The programme is also facilitated by a wider network of partners, representing multidisciplinary expertise in migration studies and intersecting fields, such as gender studies, cultural studies, and education and development studies. Various associate organizations on the regional, national and international level provide significant assistance for student internships and graduate employment.

To assure the program’s quality the EMMIR Consortium Coordinators convenes an International Advisory Board composed of delegates of associates Network and other experts in the field.

AUW Master Program in Gender, Multicultural and Migration Studies (GMMS)

At Ahfad University for Women, we are encouraging EMMIR students to study their Third Semester in its Master Programme in Gender, Multicultural and Migration Studies (GMMS). We are welcoming students from both genders. EMMIR students have the liberty to select among the courses offered by AUW.

The Msc. programme is the first in its contents and structure in Sudan and at Ahfad University for Women. It will apply an academic system of higher education that promote better venues for intercultural relations and understanding of the global challenges in respect to gender and migration and related fields of academia with especial reference to African Migration. It is aiming to cover all aspects of migration and its related issues, covering the wide dimensions of migration and its implications, challenge of management process, and crisis prevention policies.

This program is centered on serving the adoption of Bologna system of European teaching credit hours (ETC). The system will allow both students and instructors to set a clear course plan in which the ETC are distributed between lecturing, individual reading, group work, individual written assignments, and, exam. The bologna system will also allow students from Europe to enroll in the institute program fully or partially. This opens chances for competition between students, enhance interrelations, and, permit exchange of knowledge and experiences between students and staff; and, hence promote quality assurance of the graduate studies in the institute.

In addition, the strategy of the program is to enroll students for a master degree by courses for two semesters, then they submit a dissertation based on fieldwork for another two semesters.

 

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Course 1

Gender and Feminism: Concepts and Theories

4 CH = 12 ECT

Course 2

Theories of Migration

4 CH = 12 ECT

Course 3

Gender and Multiculturalism

4 CH = 12 ECT

Course 4

Gender and Migration

3CH=9 ECT

Course 5

African Migration

3 CH = 9 ECT

Course 6

Policy and Management of Migration

3 CH = 9 ECT

 

Courses to offered at GMMS

 

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Course 1

Gender and Feminism: Concepts and Theories

4 CH = 12 ECT

Course 2

Gender and Multiculturalism

4 CH = 12 ECT

Course 3

Foundation Course on Peace and Conflict Studies

3CH=9 ECT

Course 4

Gender and Media

3 CH = 9 ECT

Course 5

Gender and Health

3 CH = 9 ECT

Course 6

Environmental Governance and Sustainable Development

3 CH = 9 ECT

Course 7

Theories of Development

3 CH = 9 ECT

Course 8

Gender and Governance

4 CH = 12 ECT

Course 9

Theories of Migration

3 CH = 9 ECT

 

Who Can Apply To EMMIR and GMMS?

Students from all partners’ countries (Sudan, Germany, Norway, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Uganda can apply online for spending the third semester of the EMMIR in the Master programme GMMS. They should send their application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AUW Offers the Following Facilities for EMMIR and GMMS Students:

· Internship (in INGOs, NGOs, National Networks, Research Centers, Peace Centers, UN Agencies and universities, displaced communities).

· Friendly atmosphere at university campus.

· Accommodation in walking distance from the university.

· Internet facility within the university campus, free for 24 hours.

· Bank facilities within the camp.

· Space to socialize with other students.

· We have foreign students from Germany, USA, Norway, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Somalia, Ethiopia, South Africa, Uganda, and Kenya. Likewise we have teaching staff from USA, Spain, Norway, and Germany.

· International Library, being a hub for national and foreign visiting researchers. A center for launching books for reputed authors.

For more information on the mobility path of EMMIR in Sudan, see here.

For more information on coming to, studying and living in Khartoum, see First Steps in Sudan.

Contact Persons

Dr. Ahmed Gamal Eldin (Coordinator of GMMS Programme) 00249 9 12821002

Dr. Nafisa Bedri, Coordinator for EMMIR Link Program : 00249 9 12179126

Ms. Tayseer Al Fatih, Assistant Coordinator for EMMIR students: 00249 9 11118787

Mr. Bkri Alkheir (Registrar): 00249 9 12211556