Quality Assurance & Equality issues
The quality of education and services available to the students of the TEMA European Master Course has always been given high priority by the TEMA Consortium. The scientific managers have signed the Quality Charter, which binds them to providing high quality courses and services and to respecting the requirements concerning the pedagogic content, the hosting quality, the usage of language and equal opportunity principles.
With respect to human rights and gender equality, the Consortium guarantees a balanced gender participation in the TEMA Master Course, without prejudice to academic excellence.
With respect to human rights and equal opportunities, the Consortium does its best to support socio-economically disadvantaged, but highly skilled students who are not able to finance their studies on their own. In order to support their inclusion, the Consortium has established two plans.
- A social criterion has been introduced for the selection of applicants who are eligible to receive the Erasmus Mundus scholarship. Since the living standards are different in each country of the Consortium, the social criterion is taken into consideration in accordance with the applicant’s choice of institution where he/she wishes to enroll.
- Disadvantaged students who are not selected to receive an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, but whose proven academic excellence nevertheless allows them to participate in the Master Course, can ask for a full or partial exemption from the tuition fees after the selection process is closed. Exemption requests will be evaluated on an individual basis.
With respect to human rights and equal opportunities, in accordance with the Madrid Declaration adopted in March 2002 by the European Congress on People with Disabilities and without prejudice to academic excellence, the Consortium adheres to the idea of inclusion of students or scholars with disabilities and special needs. The host institution does its best to offer them services and facilities adapted to their needs and highlights their skills and competencies.
Disabilities and special needs are by no means an obstacle to admission, course participation, and successful fulfilment of requirements. If an application is accepted, the student is required to cooperate with the administrative coordinator in order to define the necessary conditions for participation in the courses and required exams.