The Board of Directors together with the organisation team cordially welcomes all sixteen EDLE students of the Academic Year 2011/12! All new students receive a full stipend: Ten are sponsored by the Erasmus Mundus Fellowship Scheme and six receive scholarships from the three Partner Universities together with local funding organisations such as the German DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).
The first year of studies starts EDLE Students just arrived at the University of Bologna where an official welcome session will take place on the 24th October 2011. The personal meeting between the students and the Board directors of all Partner Universities will be used to discuss research proposals and suitable supervisors. During the first half of the three years of doctorate research the participants will also spend study periods at the University of Hamburg and the Erasmus University Rotterdam. In the second half they will complete their doctoral thesis at one of the Partner Universities, their Home University, or affiliate with the Indira Ghandi Institute in Mumbai for a research stay of up to one year.
Following the participation in the University of Hamburg Summer School in Law and Economics the second year EDLE students settled in their offices (the "EDLE quarter") at the University of Rotterdam. Meanwhile the third year students are in the course of completing their doctorate thesis at their Home University.