WORLDREP is a unique double degree, student mobility program for journalism students.
In 2014 Griffith University began collaborations with the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) in Aarhus, Denmark; the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences (HU), Utrecht, The Netherlands; and, the University of Tasmania (UTAS) to develop the project.
The undertaking will promote student and staff mobility between Australia and the Europe Union, providing the basis for joint collaboration for Bachelors degrees in Journalism.
A visit by DMJX, HU and UTAS from 3-7 March 2015 to Griffith saw discussions take place to further progress the project.
WORLDREP has been designed to address the demand for journalism reporters with the capacity to understand and contextualise world demands, and who have international knowledge and outlook to respond to local and global events and conditions.
The project is the first of its kind, providing undergraduate journalism students access to intensive one-year study programs that complement and build upon their home institution study.
Students will develop their reporting skills through a specialised program examining European politics, history and law as it relates to media and journalism, and will carry out field trips to report from Brussels and several other European destinations during their study.
Students will earn internationally recognised double degrees that combine theoretical learning with a practical approach to analysis and industry-ready skill building.
Funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Education and by the European Union (EU-ICI), the WORLDREP program is open to Griffith University Journalism students who are in the final year of their undergraduate degree. The exchange involves a scholarship for two full semesters, combining study at both DMJX and HU.
Go to www.worldrep.eu for more information, and for the application form.