Enclosed is the ERCE (Emerging Regional Centre of Excellence) call.
ERCE is a label awarded by the EMS-CDC (European Mathematical Society-Committee of Developing Countries) to centres which have achieved an outstanding level in their area of influence in research and education, thus attracting students from other regions and countries.
Indeed, the education of master and PhD students is an asset for raising the quality and diffusion of mathematics worldwide, and it has particular value in the developing world. ERCE centres are among those which play an important role in training students in their region, particularly more students from less developed areas. With the global proliferation of emerging economies worldwide, there are varying degrees of development among developing countries, just as there are within the developed world. Very good centres exist in emerging economies where students from the least developed regions can be trained to the master level and beyond. Indeed, the most talented students may wish to pursue further education after the master’s degree and be eligible for a PhD. A higher number of masters and PhDs is an enrichment for any country in terms of human resources with specialised high competence. A full education obtained in one of the outstanding centres in the region is a better guarantee for returning to the original country and as such is an effective way of fighting brain drain, whilst also being cost effective.
In this spirit, the first ERCE centre was awarded in 2011. Since then, 9 institutes have been awarded.
Please visit the webpage of the EMS Committee for Developing Countries, under the page ERCE, for a complete list:
How to apply
The application has to be sent by e-mail to the address:
Deadline for this application is: February 15th, 2020