Integrating Finno-Ugric Studies in Europe
INFUSE is a Strategic Partnership (Erasmus+) between eight European universities focusing on Finno-Ugric Studies, a specific discipline, ostensibly minor, but important in the wider European context: the Finno-Ugric languages are the second largest language family in Europe, including both nation-state languages (Finnish, Estonian and Hungarian) and a broad spectrum of endangered minority languages. Still, Finno-Ugric studies are represented at only few universities in relatively small institutes with limited resources.
Innovative resource pooling for a low-volume discipline
We propose to resolve this problem through long-term resource pooling and joint courses. Such a radically new superstructure will connect the leading Finno-Ugric institutes in Europe, so that each partner institution can develop and share their expertise. Thus, students from all over Europe will be able to improve their academic skills during various learning activities. Updates and announcements can be found on the project’s Facebook page.
The Strategic Partnership is funded for three years (01.09.2015-31.08.2018) by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union with a total volume of EUR 190.375,00. For general information about Erasmus+ please contact the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).