Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Planetary Geosciences - GeoPlaNet

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The call for applications for 2024-2025 is now closed. The next one will take place in autumn 2024

EMJM Objectives

Train by research the next generation of geologists, planetary scientists and experts in space missions.

The GeoPlaNet EMJM in Planetary Geosciences aims to train the future cohort of tomorrow's best researchers  with a unique and world competitive European learning experience based on a strong education by research.

  • It will prepare them to design, analyse and interpret the data of the future space missions and to address the many challenges of the oncoming Earth and Planetary exploration programmes.
  • It aims at developping students research and numerical skills, the use of VR tools and the creation of collaborative virtual universes for space exploration, in an international and multidisciplinary environment.
  • The goal is to reach 100 % of employment after graduation and create a wide network of employment opportunities within research & industry.
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  • Students will do their internships within the GeoPlaNet associated partners' network: Space exploration centers and academies worldwide including ESA and NASA
  • Visit of the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Netherlands
  • Fieldtrips in Italy and Spain
  • Internship offers at NASA (JPL) and ESA
  • World-renowned guest lecturers
  • Students will widen their minds to different cultures and languages in an intercultural environnement and experience new learning and working methods through an immersion in up to 4 different countries.
Presentation of GeoPlaNet-EMJM Master programme:

Mobility pathway

The GeoPlaNet EMJM in Planetary Geosciences is based on 3 existing Masters in 3 European Universities:
  • Semester 1 in Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)
  • Semester 2 in Università d'Annunzio di Chieti-Pescara (Italy)
  • Semester 3 in Nantes Université (France)
  • Semester 4 : Internship in associated partners network worldwide

About GeoPlaNet


The GeoPlaNet project was born in 2016

  • To respond to the needs of international training in Planetary Geosciences in Europe the Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géosciences of Nantes Université created the GeoPlaNet project, in 2016, with local funding from the Région Pays de la Loire and brought together within the GeoPlaNet consortium, 20 partners worlwide, mainly Space Research Centers and universities. 
 The GeoPlaNet consortium worlwide in 2022
  • Within this Consortium, 5 European Universities (Universities of Coimbra and Porto in Portugal, Universities of Annunzio di Chieti-Pescara and Padova in Italy and Nantes Université in France) and a start-up (VR2Planets, Nantes, France), joined into a Strategic Partnership Erasmus + Project (2020-2023), as a first step towards an International Master. The Consortium has received the exemplarity label "goof practive", delivered by the European Commission, for the high quality of the project implementation and results. g
  •  The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master (EMJM) in Planetary Geosciences was selected in the summer 2022 and will host its first students in September 2023. Coordinated by the Laboratory of Planetology and Géosciences (LPG) and the STU Department of the Faculty of Sciences and Techniques of Nantes University, this Erasmus Mundus programme is supported by numerous associated partners (academies, space agencies such as ESA, the ESA, JPL and national agencies as well as private companies specialized in Virtual Reality and space instrumentation), including 19 members of the international GeoPlaNet Consortium.


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Mis à jour le 14 June 2024.