The Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters (EMJM) in Planetary Geosciences was created with the aim of providing students with solid training in a collaborative environment, in an area that has seen a strong expansion in recent decades, as attested by the high number of space missions. It will bring together innovative teaching practices and methodologies, with a specific focus on the use of new technologies such as Virtual Reality. Students will also have the opportunity to interact with technology companies linked to the development of instrumentation and services for the space industry.

Funded by the European Commission through the attribution of 15 annual scholarships to the best candidates from the European Union or third countries, this new Master has 24 months duration, divided between Portugal (1st semester), Italy (2nd semester) and France (3rd semester). The thesis work will be developed in the last semester in one of the associated institutions.

There are about two dozen institutions that support the project, including universities, research laboratories and space agencies, spread across the globe. The EMJM also counts on the collaboration of startups to develop technological solutions for application in the area of ​​Space. At the end of the course, students are awarded a joint master’s degree.

The first edition will start in September 2023.