Common courses. These are composed of 10 courses: 6 in Semester 1, 2 in Semester 2 and 2 in Semester 3. They are devoted to providing the students with the theoretical and methodological background for the specialties. All common courses will be guaranteed to be multi-localized by the partner universities, through video-conferencing. One teacher or a team can give each course. The courses will be then available to all students independently from the country they live in. In this way, all students will share a common background (same pedagogical content, same teachers and same language with a virtual unity of place). To every course teachers available locally at each university will supply 12 additional hours of tutoring.
Specialty courses. Semesters 2 and 3 are dedicated to the acquisition by each student of two specialties provided by the partners under the mobility conditions stated below. Each partner gives a specific training related to its own specialties but following the global objective of the programme. In order to avoid course duplication, these semesters offer a total of five specialties including four courses each. The specialty courses are organized locally and not broadcasted using the video-conference technology:
Semester 2 is associated to the following specialties:
E-Science, by the University of Paris 6 (UPMC, France);
Digital Humanities, by the University of Lyon 2 (ULY2 France);
Semester 3 is associated to the following specialities:
Knowledge and Decision, by Polytech’Nantes (EPUN, France);
Statistical Modelling and data mining, by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC, Spain)
Relational data mining, by the University of Eastern Piedmont (UPO, Italy)
All common courses will be broadcast via videoconference;
All courses will be taught in English;
All class materials will be in English;
All common courses will be recorded and made available to the students for downloading.
Each course consists of 24 hours plus 12 hours of individual or collective support provided locally. This assistance will be scientific or pedagogical accompaniment for the students;