Governing Bodies

The following organizations form the core governing bodies for the QEM Master programme:  

Joint Graduate Committee (JGC)

The Joint Graduate Committee (JGC) is an action committee composed of the QEM Coordinator, the Deputy Coordinator, 2 representatives from each of the Partners, one elected first-year student, and one elected second-year student. The purpose of the Committee is to decide on the strategy of the Consortium and approve the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree QEM (EMJMD QEM) program activities. Decisions regarding the Consortium are taken on a democratic basis of the JGC voting members. It is the ultimate decision-making body of the Consortium. The JGC meets twice per year to perform tasks regulating and managing the programme. These responsibilities include the selection of candidates,  implementation of agreements and the study program, dealing with problematic student cases, regulating the conditions for equal opportunity, and participation costs among many others.

Advisory Board

An (external) Advisory Board is composed of internationally recognized academics (including three economics Nobel Prize Winners) and high-level economics professional experts. The names of the members are given in the following link. The Advisory Board meets annually during the Summer Meeting, monitors the programme, manages the external evaluation, and provides recommendations to the JGC.

Central Executive

The Central Executive (Coordination, hereafter) of the QEM programme is located at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. It is composed of the Coordinator and the Administrative Coordination Office. It is an operating body in charge of organizational matters of the overall program, including the coordination and supervision of the QEM administrative activities within the different local offices. It is in charge of organization of QEM meetings, Jamborees, coordination of pre-enrollment, general management of scholarships and finances, seeking new scholarship resources, relations with EACEA, designing promotion and evaluation policies, JGC and Advisory Board organization, etc.