The Erasmus Mundus Master in Quality in
Analytical Laboratories (EMQAL) is a master course for laboratory managers
and scientists who wish to implement and manage Quality Systems in
analytical laboratories, or work in Quality System environments in
accredited analytical laboratories.
After five years of running as an Erasmus
Mundus Master Course (EMMC), the EMQAL was once again evaluated and selected
by the European Commission for Erasmus Mundus funding.
From 177 applications submitted in 2012, 30
EMMC were selected for their excellency for Erasmus Mundus funding. As a
result, the EMQAL will be able to offer Erasmus Mundus grants to students
and scholars for an additional period of 5 years, 2013-2018.
The second phase of EMQAL will be
coordinated by the University of Barcelona.
The master is offered by a Consortium of
five European universities and three non-EU universities:
- University of Barcelona (Spain, ES) -
- University of Algarve (Portugal, PT)
- University of Bergen (Norway, NO)
- University of Cadiz (Spain, ES)
- Gdansk University of Technology (Poland,
- Central South University (China)
- Novosibirsk National Research State
University (Russian Federation)
- University of Sao Paulo (Brazil)
and ca. 25 Associate Partners, including
several higher education institutions, both private and public companies,
accredited laboratories and research centers (see Partner Institutions
The programme duration is 24 months (120
ECTS), consisting of a 1 year (60 ECTS) taught course and a 1 year Project
and Thesis (60 ECTS). The main language of instruction is English. Each
university also offers an intensive language school prior to the programme,
as well as the opportunity of local language training during the course.
In the first year, classes take place in the
Host Institution, and are lectured by specialists from all the partner
institutions. The Host university rotates among the European partners of the
2017/2018 academic year, the host institution will be the University of
Cádiz (Cádiz, Spain). In the second academic year 2018/2019, and for
completing the master degree, students must gain 60 of their credits
(Research Master Thesis) in a second participating university of a
different country: Norway, Poland, Portugal and Spain (only partially).
Some students may complete part of their research thesis in Central
South University (CSU), Novosibirsk National Research State University
(NSU) or University of Sao Paulo (USP). Part of the Master Thesis can
be done in some of the Associated Partner institutions, inside a
mobility scheme according to the Erasmus Mundus rules.
Qualification obtained is a European Joint Master Degree in Quality in
Analytical Laboratories which is awarded by the European universities that
the student visited as part of the ERASMUS MUNDUS programme. Details of the
modules and research projects that were followed by the students are given
in a Diploma Supplement.