Latin America and Europe in a Global World. Photo: Universidad de Salamanca
The new Master’s program Latin America and Europe in a Global World was inaugurated at the Universidad de Salamanca on 16 September. To the right is Karin Bergmark, senior advisor of international affairs of the Stockholm University President. Photo: Universidad de Salamanca

On 16 September, the official inauguration of the joint programme, run as a joint project by Stockholm University, Universidad de Salamanca and Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, took place at the University of Salamanca, Spain.

“This is the first time Stockholm University is participating in a joint education programme in Europe within the framework of the Erasmus programme,” says Karin Bergmark, professor of sociology at Stockholm University and the President’s Senior Advisor for international affairs, who participated in the inauguration.

Latin America and Europe in a Global World, LAGLOBE

Latin America and Europe in a Global World, LAGLOBE, is a Master’s programme at the advanced level in political science and the humanities, focusing on the relationship between Europe and Latin America.

The first semester takes place at the University of Salamanca and includes a series of introductory courses on Latin America and Europe. The second semester is held at the Institute of Latin American Studies at Stockholm University, with focus on sustainable development and challenges for Latin America in a global world. The third semester takes place at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris. During the fourth semester the students will take part in field work or an internship.

Andres Rivarola, director of the Institute of Latin American Studies, and Magnus Lembke, Director of Studies for Latin American Studies, both from Stockholm University, also took part in the inauguration in Salamanca.

A broad knowledge of Latin America

“The purpose of the programme is to provide a broad knowledge of Latin America, its history, social, political and economic structures. The programme aims to increase the understanding of the region in a global context, especially regarding its relationship with Europe. The goal is to understand historical processes, contemporary challenges and visions, about the world in Latin America and Latin America in the world. There has been a great interest in the programme and we are happy to participate in this European collaboration,” says Andres Rivarola.

Erasmus Mundus joint Master’s programme

Through the Erasmus Mundus joint Master’s programme, a consortium of higher education institutions can develop various high-quality Master’s programmes. The project provides support for administration and scholarships for students and teachers with the aim of strengthening higher education. The programmes are developed within a consortium of universities from at least three European countries and includes mandatory mobility within the consortium and with associated universities and organisations in Latin America. The degree must be recognized in each country and after completion of the studies, students can take a joint degree.

The LAGLOBE Master’s programme has been funded with support of the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union.