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Description of the networks

These networks provide teachers and students with great opportunities for exchanges and more con-centrated cooperation with other departments within the fields of music and the stage, Nordic, Euro-pean and even those outside Europe.

The aim of the networks is to raise the quality of education and further international mobility across borders for students, teachers and other staff, as well as advocating greater openness when it comes to counting studies and qualifications in an international perspective; making studies internationally compatible.
Exchange studies completed within the networks may not have study fees imposed upon them. The length of exchange studies must be at least three months and at most one year. Students can also apply for practical training or experience abroad, with economic funding from Erasmus.

Nordplusmusic

encompasses all the Nordic and Baltic forms of education at university level for music and performing arts, and offers student and teacher exchanges. It also fosters cooperation, for example, by jointly using guest teachers and working in joint projects.

The Academy of Music and Drama is engaged in following four networks within Nordplusmusic:
• NORDCLASSIC - Classical orientation
• NORDPULS - Jazz / Improvisation orientation
• NORDTRAD - Folk Music orientation
• NORDOPERA - Opera orientation

Through Nordopera, a joint audition is held annually at one of the opera academies, where all final year students have the opportunity to being heard by invited agents from Europe.

To the homepage of Nordplusmusic

Nortea

organises cooperation for example in the case of shared festivals and teacher exchanges for programmes and courses to do with the stage. It also arranges annual conferences for pedagogues within stage education, such as teachers of performance, voice and speech, movement and dance etc.

The Erasmus network

functions in the same way as the Nordplus network, between departments in the rest of Europe. Exchange work does not however occur automatically, as it does between the Nordic university departments, but only after the departments have together set up bilateral exchange agreements for student and/or teacher mobility.
The Academy of Music and Drama has exchange agreements with over seventy music academies all round Europe.

Linnaeus/Palme

is a program, financially supported by UHR (Swedish Council for Higher Education), with the aim to stimulate long-term exchanges and collaborations between Swedish universities and universities/activities in developing countries. Cooperation is based on a mutual benefit for the institutions. 
Please contact the International Office if you are interested and want to learn more about Linnaeus/Palme.

Minor Field Studies – MFS

is another Sida-financed programme the aim of which is to broaden and deepen international qualifications and engagement at Swedish universities. It aims to provide Swedish students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge about developing countries and development issues.

MFS gives students in higher education the opportunity to gather material for his or her Bachelor’s or Master's thesis in a developing country.

MFS scholarships are handled by the international office at the University of Gothenburg. More information about MFS can be found on the Student Portal. (in Swedish)

Association Européenne des Conservatoires – AEC

is an association for European cooperation between music academies. AEC promotes and facilitates exchange enterprises by creating uniformity and praxis concerning the formalities that govern student and teacher exchanges. It also develops tools for spreading knowledge and making it easier to survey all the forms of support and scholarships in Europe.
AEC also initiates and supports educational development projects, such as the Innovative Conservatoire – ICON.
To AEC's homepage

European League of Institutes of the Arts – ELIA

is a network for arts departments encompassing music, theatre, dance, visual arts, design, media arts and architecture. The aim is to encourage dialogue between the various art forms, and to promote mo-bility and shared activities for artists and departments. The network is supported economically by the European Commission. ELIA’s head office is in Amsterdam.
It has organised biennials every second year since 1990.
To ELIA's homepage

International Office

Jenny Hedlund
Phone: +46 31 786 41 15

Contact (e-mail)

Page Manager: Tobias Egle|Last update: 9/10/2018
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