The European Master Crossing the Mediterranean: towards Investment and Integration (MIM) is a two-year study programme jointly offered by Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia (Venice), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Barcelona) and Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier(Montpellier). With an experience of 15 years, the MIM is a highly qualified academic programme focused on Mediterranean exchanges and integration. Its course is structured to give students a total of 120 ECTS, with three nationally recognized degrees (Master di I livello, Magister, M2).
The three universities have an outstanding reputation in their respective fields: languages, history, literature, religion, gender studies of the Southern bank of the Mediterranean (Cà Foscari); communication, human development, multimedia and Euro-Mediterranean regional integration and migrations (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona); applied social and human sciences, education, European law and immigration policies, migration studies and decentralized cooperation (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier). The MIM provides students with the methodological tools to pursue research-oriented activities or research training, and with high-level competences in the field of mediation and cooperation. In this way, it meets the demand for skilled professionals and researchers capable to understand and master all the different scenarios presented by a complex and heterogeneous reality such as the Mediterranean area.
The adequacy of the programme is reflected by the high level of employability of the MIM students. A number of associated partners, which include the Université de Strasbourg, Université Moulay Ismail (Meknès), Université de Sousse, Anna Lindh Foundation, the Centre de recherche français de Jerusalem, the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, the European Institute of the Mediterranean and the Fundación Tres Culturas del Mediterráneo provide a strong framework for complementary training and/or internship periods.