Erasmus+

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Erasmus+ Mobility Partners

Erasmus+ is the new programme of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission. It provides grants for a wide range of activities and includes a strong international dimension (i.e. cooperation with Partner Countries) notably in the field of higher education, which opens the programme to institutional cooperation and mobility of students and staff worldwide. Scholarships are available under Key Action 1 Mobility: International Credit Mobility (ICM). ICM takes place between institutions in two countries, one Programme Country and one Partner Country and it is facilitated through a bilateral agreement. Since the launch of Erasmus+ programme, Stellenbosch University has embarked on successful mobility with more than 25 institutions that include existing bilateral partners and new partners.

Please direct any enquiries regarding Erasmus+ opportunities to Alecia Erasmus at aleciaerasmus@sun.ac.za

 

1. Anadolu University, Turkey

Anadolu University has gained a well-deserved place as a modern, dynamic and innovative institution among the largest universities not only in Turkey, but also in the world. Situated in the centre of Eskişehir, which is well-known as a city of science, culture and youth, the two campuses house 17 faculties (undergraduate level), 3 applied schools, 4 vocational schools (associate level), 9 graduate and 30 research centres. Anadolu University has taken many firsts. Most of important of these is the success of implementing the distance education system. Today, the total number of students of in three distance education faculties is over 2 million. The success in the development of this system has been taken as a model for many institutions in various countries.

Available number of grants: 6

Target group: Academic and Support Staff

Focus areas: Various fields, but preference will be given to the fields of Business Administration, Economics, History, Philosophy, English, German and French language teaching

Value of grant: 140 Euro per day up to a period of 5 days (+2 days travel time) and up to 1100 Euro travel expenses

Website:  https://www.anadolu.edu.tr/en

 

2. Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany

SU’s cooperation with TUM spans 11 years and through this Erasmus+ funding we have the opportunity to further develop the cooperation. TUM is one of Europe’s top universities. It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young scientists. The university also forges strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world. TUM was one of the first universities in Germany to be named a University of Excellence. Moreover, TUM regularly ranks among the best European universities in international rankings. TUM has set up interdisciplinary research centres to bundle expertise across faculties and synergize these insights with the know-how of external cooperation partners. Working at the touch points between engineering, medicine, the natural and the social sciences re­search­ers are discovering new ways of tackling the major challenges facing society as we move forward. The opportunity to work at these interfaces is attracting scientists from around the globe to TUM. Up to now, 13 Nobel laureates have arisen from the teaching staff and the Alumni of TUM.

Available number of grants: 2

Target group: Academic and Support Staff

Focus areas: Various areas, but preference will be given to the fields of Engineering, Earth Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, AgriScience, Biology, Mathematics, Food Science, Education and Sport Science

Value of grant: 120 Euro per day up to a period of 5 days (+2 days travel time) and up to and 1100 Euro travel expenses.

Website: https://www.tum.de/en/homepage/

 

3. University of Alicante, Spain

The University of Alicante (UA) was established in 1979 on the basis of the Center for University Studies (CEU), which was founded in 1968. The University main campus is located in San Vicente del Raspeig/Sant Vicent del Raspeig, bordering the city of Alicante to the north. The University hosts about 27,500 students. The University has over seventy departments and research groups in areas of Social Science and Law, Experimental science, Technology, Liberal Arts, Education and Health Sciences, and five research institutes. The Department of Economics runs a well-known Graduate Program in Economics that is taught entirely in English. The program provides students with a thorough theoretical and practical training in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, as well as specialization in applied fields. A short video clip about the town can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/embed/iOYacSXpKrk

Available number of grants: 1

Target group: Academic Staff

Focus areas: Various areas, but preference will be given to the fields of Business and Administration

Value of grant: 120 Euro per day up to a period of 7 days (5 days stay + 2 days travel time) and up to and 1100 Euro travel expenses

Website: https://www.ua.es/en/

 

4. University of Porto, Portugal

The University of Porto (U.Porto) is a Portuguese public university located in Porto, and founded on 22 March 1911. It is the second largest Portuguese university by number of enrolled students, after the University of Lisbon, and has one of the most noted research outputs in Portugal. It’s currently a benchmark institution for Higher Education and Scientific Research in Portugal and one of the top 200 European Universities according to the most relevant international ranking systems. The University of Porto has structred their Erasmus+ collaborations into one programme and staff members can apply directly on the following websites:  http://mobileplus2.up.pt/ OR http://mobileplus3.up.pt/. Various calls are launched during the duration of the cycle (2017 – 2019).

Available number of grants: 5 (this is for South Africa and not only for Stellenbosch University)

Target group: Academic Staff and Administrative Staff

Focus areas: Various areas

Value of grant: 120 Euro per day up to a period of 5 days, up to and 1100 Euro travel expenses and health, accident and travel insurance valid during the entire mobility period

Website: https://sigarra.up.pt/up/en/WEB_BASE.GERA_PAGINA?p_pagina=home

 

5. Université Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne (UPEC), France

Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne University (UPEC) was opened in 1970 and is the largest multidisciplinary university in Ile-de-France. The university offers training in law, arts and humanities, sciences and technology, economics and development, administration and exchange, educational science, as well as social sciences. Only 20 minutes from the heart of Paris, UPEC houses 31 research centers, and 15 components, for a student population of 30,000.  Due to its internationally focused policy, UPEC boasts a rich social diversity and welcomes 3,000 foreign students each year.  UPEC’s study offer also includes programs entirely taught in English, as the University welcomes numerous teachers and researchers from abroad.

Available number of grants: 1

Target group: Academic Staff

Focus areas: Humanities and Languages

Value of grant: 140 Euro per day up to a period of 7 days (5 days stay + 2 days travel time) and up to and 1100 Euro travel expenses

Website: http://www.en.u-pec.fr/

 

6. King’s College London, United Kingdom

King's College London (informally King's or KCL) is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom, and a founding constituent college of the federal University of London. King's was established in 1829 by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington and received its royal charter in the same year. King's is regarded as one of the top multidisciplinary research universities in the world, ranked 21st in the world by the 2016/17 QS World University Rankings, and 36th in the world by the 2016/17 THE World Rankings. It is usually considered part of the "golden triangle" along with the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, University College London, Imperial College London, and the London School of Economics. It is a member of academic organisations such as the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, and the Russell Group. King's has five campuses and its academic activities are organised into nine faculties.

Available number of grants: 1

Target group: Academic Staff or Support Staff

Focus areas: Social sciences, Journalism, Inter-disciplinary studies

Value of grant: 160 Euro per day up to a period of 5 days and up to and 1100 Euro travel expenses

Website: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/

 

7. University of Limerick, Ireland

The University of Limerick (UL) was founded in 1972 as the National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick; it became a university in 1989. It was the first university established since the 1922 founding of the Republic of Ireland, and was followed by the establishment of Dublin City University later the same day in 1989. The university is along the River Shannon, and has over 11,000 full-time undergraduate students, including over 2,400 international students and 1,500 part-time students. There are over 800 research postgraduates and 1,300 postgraduate students receiving instruction at the university. Its co-operative education ("co-op") programme gives all students an eight-month work placement as part of their degree, Ireland's first such programme.

Available number of grants: 1

Target group: Academic Staff

Focus areas: Physical Education, Sport Science

Value of grant: 160 Euro per day up to a period of 5 days and up to and 1100 Euro travel expenses

Website: http://www.ul.ie/

 

8. Alliance  of  4  Universities  (A4U)  Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and   Universitat   Pompeu   Fabra   en   Barcelona.

The Alianza 4 Universidades (4 Universities Alliance, A4U) is a strategic partnership between four leading Spanish public universities: the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) and Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). The association grew out of the desire of these four universities, which share the same commitment to quality research and excellence in teaching, to pursue joint projects. In 2008, the A4U was set up as an official alliance. Prior to that date, cooperation between the partner institutions had been governed by a general framework agreement, with specific agreements being arranged for each project. The A4U’s objectives include promoting the research conducted at the partner universities, primarily in Europe; raising their profiles and enhancing their international reputations by encouraging contacts in countries and areas considered to be strategic priorities; improving mobility options for students, teaching staff and researchers; and promoting quality teaching, with a clear commitment to interuniversity degree programmes, programmes in English and online training. The A4U receives support from the Spanish government through agreements with the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). It was an active participant in both the founding of YERUN, the Young European Research University Network, and the launch of the IUNE Observatory, whose work contributes to the knowledge and analysis of the research and technological activity carried out in the Spanish university system. Finally, the A4U is a member of the boards of trustees of several organizations, such as the Spain-China Council, Spain-India Council, Spain-Japan Council and Spain-Australia Council foundations, which help to boost its international exposure.

 

Available number of grants:  2 (this is for South Africa and not only for Stellenbosch University)

Target group: Academic Staff and Support Staff

Focus areas: Various areas

Value of grant: 120 Euro per day up to a period of 5 days (+2 days travel) and up to and 1100 Euro travel expenses.

Website: http://alliance4universities.eu/en/

 

9. Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

The Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin) is a research university located in Berlin, Germany. One of Germany's most recognized universities, it is known for its research in the humanities and social sciences, as well as in the field of natural and life sciences. The Free University was founded in West Berlin in 1948 with American support during the early Cold War period as a de facto western continuation of the Frederick William University. The Free University of Berlin is one of eleven German elite universities in the German Universities Excellence Initiative. Freie Universität is a full-spectrum university, comprising of twelve departments and three Central Institutes that together offer more than 150 different academic programs in a broad range of disciplines

Available number of grants:  2

Target group: Academic Staff and Support Staff

Focus areas: Various areas

Value of grant: 120 Euro per day up to a period of 5 days (+2 days travel) and up to and 1100 Euro travel expenses.

Website: http://www.fu-berlin.de/

At the time of call, information was correct, but may be subject to change.

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