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About EMA

Development Unit

EMA’s Partnership Development Unit seeks out and manages all relevant partners, sponsors, strategic alliances, and any stakeholders of EMA.

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The current director is Collins Santhanasamy can be reached at


The Partnership Development Unit works with external stakeholders to secure EMA's financial and organisational sustainability by cultivating relationships with both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Our goal is to develop partnerships that will benefit EMA members, partners and society. The Unit seeks to increase EMA’s International visibility and build a strong brand name in collaboration with EMJMD consortia, businesses, and non-governmental organizations.

Community Partnerships Sub-Unit

The Community Partnerships Subunit plays a pivotal role in EMA by working in close coordination with the Student & Alumni Unit to develop and sustain partnerships with EMJMD consortia that enhance the educational and professional experiences of Erasmus Mundus Association members.

Corporate Partnerships Sub-Unit

The Corporate Partnerships Subunit focuses on building and maintaining robust partnerships between EMA and businesses, companies, and industries. This subunit works to provide tangible benefits to the educational and professional landscapes of Erasmus Mundus Association members.

Non-Profit and Grants Sub-Unit

The Non-Profit and Grants Subunit specializes in securing funding and fostering collaborations with other non-profit organizations and philanthropies. This subunit is crucial in applying for grants that support the wide array of programs and initiatives offered by the association. By successfully obtaining these funds, it ensures the continuation and expansion of projects that benefit Erasmus Mundus Association members, enhancing both their educational journeys and professional prospects. Additionally, through strategic partnerships with other non-profits, the subunit enriches the Association's offerings, broadening the scope and impact of its programs on an international scale.

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