Postgraduate Studies EU-NICE Programme
EU-NICE (Eurasian University Network for International Cooperation in Earthquakes, is a scholarship and mobility project funded under the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Partnership (EMA2) coordinated by the University of Rome Sapienza.  The project is aimed at fostering scientific cooperation in the field of earthquake mitigation between European and Asian Higher Education Institutions.  The scholarship programme is open to nationals from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, North Korea, Philippines and Sri Lanka who want to study or work at one of the five European partner universities in Italy, Greece and Portugal.  The project is also supported by a number of associate organizations active in earthquake risk mitigation and international development.  A total number of 104 mobilities will be involved in scientific activities at the undergraduate, masters, PhD, postdoctoral and academic-staff level.

Partner Institutions in the EU-NICE programme are as follows:
1.    University of Rome Sapienza, Italy – Programme Coordinator
2.    University of Aveiro, Portugal
3.    University of Basilicata, Italy
4.    University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy
5.    University of Patras, Greece
6.    Nangarhar University, Afghanistan
7.    Institute of Engineering – Tribhunan University, Nepal
8.    National Society for Earthquake Technology (NSET), Nepal
9.    NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
10.    University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
11.    Prince of Sonkla University, Thailand
12.    Hunan University, China
13.    Chongqing University, China
Professor Thanasis Triantafillou is the programme coordinator at the University of Patras.

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