Panther Project

AUT is a partner of the PANTHER project which was awarded under Erasmus Mundus Action II .  The project manages scholarship programmes funded by the European Commission. It is a co-operation and mobility scheme in the area of higher education co-operation launched by Europe Aid Cooperation Office and implemented by the Executive Agency Education, Audio-visual and Culture (EACEA). The project offers PhD, postdoc and staff scholarships for citizens of European Union, Australia and New Zealand. The main objective of the project is to develop research collaboration between the European Union, Australian and New Zealand universities with a focus on engineering and technology. The Programme is open for European Union, Australian and New Zealand citizens only.
The 8 Universities involved in this programme are:
Warsaw University of Technology (program coordinator- Poland)
Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
University of the Basque Country (Spain)
Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France)
Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary)
Griffith University (Australia)
University of New South Wales (Australia)
Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand) – Contact : Scientific Co-ordinator Prof. Nikola Kasabov; Administrative Co-ordinator Joyce D’Mello
The programme is focused on exchange in four research areas:
Aeronautics and astronautics
Power, renewable energy and new energy sources
Sensing technologies
Automation and control systems

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