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AMB, Academic Management Board

ANECA, Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación. ANECA is the Spanish accreditation national agency

BPC, Big Pharma Companies

Clin_Res, Clinical and/or Research centres associated to LIVE

CNRS, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for scientific Research). CNRS is a public organization under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Education and Research.

EACEA, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency. EACE is responsible for the management of certain parts of EU's funding programmes in the fields of education, culture, audiovisual, sport, citizenship and volunteering.

ECTS, European Credit Transfer System. ECTS is a standard for comparing the study attainment and performance of students of higher education across collaborating European countries. For successfully completed studies, ECTS credits are awarded. One academic year corresponds to 60 ECTS credits that are equivalent to 1500–1800 hours of study in all countries respective of standard or qualification type and is used to facilitate transfer and progression throughout the Union.

EMJMD, Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees

FAQ, frequently asked questions


HCERES, Haut Conseil de l'Evaluation de la Recherche et de l'Enseignement Supérieur. HCERES is the French high council for the evaluation of research and higher education. (Previously named AERES, until November 14th, 2014).

HEI, Higher Education Institutions

IDs, Induction Days (in Master Program > The LIVE "Connection")

IW, Integration Week (in Master Program > The LIVE "Connection")

LC, Local Coordinators of the LIVE programme

LIVE, Leading International Vaccinology Education is the name of the international Master in vaccinology funded as an EMJMD programme.

MOOC, Massive Open Online Course

MTD, Master Thesis Defence (see Master Program > The LIVE "Connection")

NVAO, Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie. NVAO is the accreditation organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Org, Health Organizations associated to LIVE

PSV, Partner Site Visit (see Master Program > The LIVE "Connection")

QA, Quality Assurance

QAC, QA Committee

QAH, QA Handbook

QAM, QA Manager

QAR, QA Reports

QAS, QA Scheme

QC, Quality Control

RIW, the Research Instructive Workshop (see Master Program > The LIVE "Connection")

SME, Small and Medium size Enterprises

SSV, Summer School on Vaccinology (see Master Program / The LIVE "Connection")

UA, University of Antwerp in Belgium

UAB, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in Spain

UB, Universitat de Barcelona in Spain

UCBL, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 in France

UJM, Université Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne in France

VIES, VaxInEu Symposia (see this menu)

WHO, World Health Organization

Updated on Aug 15, 2021