Erasmus Mundus BEAM in Japan


The ERASMUS MUNDUS BEAM Consortium (Europe/Japan/Korea) met in Tokyo on the 26th, 27th and 28th October to visit the Japanese partners.

After the events in March, it was essential for the consortium to get together in order to strengthen the partnership, to launch a new recruiting campaign and to reassure the selected European candidates.

Having selected 52 candidates during the first call - 17 PhDs, 7 post-doctorals et 28 academic and administrative staffs – the BEAM Programme entered its second phase of recruitment of 32 PhDs and 6 post-doctorals. During the October meeting, 7 candidates were selected (4 PhDs and 3 post-doctorals).

The Japanese partners - Tokyo Institute of Technology, Keio University, Waseda University (Tokyo) and Okayama University (Okayama) – organised visits of their campuses, labs and also meetings with their potential candidates for mobility in Europe (France, UK, Germany, Belgium and Spain). Moreover, these institutions are prepared to receive Europeans PhD and post-doctoral candidates (for 6 to 12 months and 6 to 10-months respectively). Candidates can apply for a grant until 31st December 2011 and, if selected, start their mobilities before 30th June 2012.


  • École Centrale Paris (France)

Members of the consortium

  • École Centrale de Nantes (France)
  • Imperial College (UK)
  • Technische Universität München (Germany)
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
  • Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)
  • Keio University (Japan)
  • Okayama University (Japan)
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
  • Waseda University (Japan)
  • Hanyang University (South Korea)
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
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