Innovative research and industry links

The Consortium partners are all considered among the leading centres in their specific fields: journalism, political science, and communication & media studies. By working closely together all partners reinterpret and combine their specific fields of expertise in new ways. The Mundus Journalism programme is developed and structured by researchers with established international profiles and is continuously evaluated and improved in close cooperation between all Consortium partners.

The academic excellence is underscored by the career trajectories of our graduates who are situated across the industry from specialised media outlets to the most successful high-quality journalism corporations such as NBC NEWS, Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times. In addition, Mundus Journalism graduates make significant contributions to comparative research and global journalism studies in a variety of settings. We believe that this success is the result of each partner focusing on research that feeds into the concerns of both academia and the industry and this, coupled with the continued focus on global processes, produces graduates with profiles that are uniquely tailored to the global media landscape.

Research-based teaching and learning is integrated into and enhanced by the exchange of knowledge and understanding between, on the one hand, researchers/lecturers and, on the other, students informed by a variety of cultural and practical experiences. Over the more than 10 years of the programme we have had students from more than 100 different nationalities and from all major regional cultures and world religions.

Researchers from the Consortium participate in and meet at various conferences, e.g. the International Communication Association (ICA), the European Communication and Education Research Association (ECREA), the World Journalism Education Congress, the European and Nordic Journalism Training Associations and the Journalism Education & Research Association of Australia and The Future of Journalism conference at Cardiff University. At these conferences students occasionally also participate to present their work. These conferences are actively used to discuss new partnerships and possible contacts.