Erasmus+

To apply for the staff mobility opportunities below:  

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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.

With regards to staff mobility, there are two types of mobility available: staff teaching mobility and staff training mobility.

The teaching staff mobility allows academic staff to contribute to and learn from best practice and find out first-hand the workings of another country’s education system. Staff teaching mobility entails a teaching activity of minimum 8 hours per week. Teaching activity does not only refer to formal lectures, but may include partaking in a seminar or an academic student meeting or joining a lecture given by colleagues or even providing research supervision to postgraduate students. The main aim with the teaching activity is engagement with students. Staff teaching mobility may also be combined with research activities, but the teaching aspect should be prevalent.

Staff training mobility focuses on professional development opportunities for academic and support staff to improve the skills required for their portfolios and could include aspects such as job-shadowing, training in specific scientific methods, training in specific laboratory work, or scoping best practices, attendance of a workshop or attendance of a staff training week. The training programme could be built around the transfer of knowledge and good practice, learning from shared experience, the acquiring of new practical skills or to explore new ideas for teaching and learning.

Both types of mobility may be combined with research activities.

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

The following information pertains specifically to the available staff mobility opportunities. The opportunities through Erasmus+ for students can be found here: inhttps://www0.sun.ac.za/international/current-students/international-opportunities-for-su-students/erasmus-student-mobility-funding.html

 

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: 2

Target group: Academic and Support Staff

Type of Mobility: Teaching and/or Training

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

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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

Type of Mobility: Teaching

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

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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

Type of Mobility: Teaching and/or Training

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.

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 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 structured 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 Support Staff

Type of mobility: Teaching and/or Training

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

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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

Type of Mobility: Teaching

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 1100 Euro travel expenses

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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

Type of mobility:  Training

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 1100 Euro travel expenses

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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

Type of mobility: Teaching

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

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 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

Type of mobility: Teaching and/or Training

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.

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University of Bologna, Italy

The origins of the University of Bologna go way back, and it is considered to be the oldest university in the Western world, dating back to 1088. Its history is intertwined with that of the great names of science and literature; it is a keystone and a point of reference for European culture. The presence throughout the territory, the international outlook, the research, the programme catalogue, the information services: in these and many other areas, today the Alma Mater paves the way for innovation. Today, the University of Bologna is spread over 5 campuses with 11 schools, 33 departments and 12 research and training centres. It has a student body of more than 85,000 students and more than 5,700 teaching and support staff.  The average number of research products is 11,000, the university has more than 400 patents, 147 funded research projects (H2020 and LIFE), 10 SIR projects (Scientific Independence of Young Researcher) and 7 Inter-departmental Centres for Industrial research (CIRI). The library system offers access to 47,000 on-line journals, 190,000 e-books and 647 databases.

Available number of grants:  1

Target group: Academic Staff

Type of Mobility: Teaching

Focus areas: Various areas but priority given to languages

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

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Padova University, Italy

The University of Padova is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning, established in 1222; it is a multi-disciplinary university that aims to provide its students with both professional training and a solid cultural background. A qualification from the University of Padova is a symbol of having achieved an ambitious objective, one that is recognised and coveted by both students and employers alike. Courses at the University of Padova are constantly updated in order to meet the ever-changing needs of the labour market. University of Padova degrees also reflect today’s needs to safeguard both the environment with courses in Environmental Sciences and Technology (Agriculture Sciences), and consumers with Safety and Hygiene of Food Products (Veterinary Medicine). Research into pharmaceuticals is also covered with Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies (Pharmacy), as is research into hi-tech products with a course in Materials Science (Sciences). Great emphasis is also placed on Humanities, such as History and Conservation of Artistic and Cultural Heritage (Arts and Philosophy), and on teacher training with a course in Primary Education (Education).The University’s traditional courses for professionals in Law, Economics, and Business Management are run alongside courses that analyse complex social systems such as Sociological Sciences (Political Sciences) and Statistics, Population and Society (Statistical Sciences).

Available number of grants:  2

Target group: Academic Staff

Type of Mobility: Teaching

Focus areas: Animal Sciences, Viticulture and Oenology

Value of grant: 140 Euro per day up to a period of 17 days (+2 days travel) and up to and 1100 Euro travel expenses.

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Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Maastricht University (UM) is the most international university in the Netherlands and, with 16,300 students and 4,300 employees, is still growing. The university stands out for its innovative education model, international character and multidisciplinary approach to research and education. Thanks to its high-quality research and study programmes as well as a strong focus on social engagement, UM has quickly built up a solid reputation. Today it is considered one of the best young universities in the world. Located in the heart of Europe, almost half of the students and one third of the academic staff come from abroad, together representing over 100 different nationalities. Most of UM’s study programmes are taught in English, and the content of both education and research is deeply rooted in European and broader international themes. Research and education at UM have a thematic, multidisciplinary nature, inspired by topical issues such as sustainability, European integration, healthy ageing and the influence of technological developments on society. Researchers work in multidisciplinary teams, in close collaboration with national and international institutions, companies and industry.

Available number of grants:  1

Target group: Academic Staff or Support Staff

Type of Mobility: Training

Focus areas: Various fields  

Value of grant: 120 Euro per day up to a period of 10 days (+2 days travel) and up to and 1100 Euro travel expenses.

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Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland

The Jagiellonian University is the oldest higher education institution in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe. It was founded on 12 May 1364 by the Polish king Casimir the Great. The Jubilee year 2014 marked the 650th anniversary of this remarkable event. Since its very beginning, the Jagiellonian University has been an international institution. Poles, Ruthenians, Lithuanians, Hungarians, Germans, Czechs, the Swiss, the English, the Dutch, the French the Spanish, Italians, and even Tatars studied here in the old days. Further development of the University has been inextricably bound with the turbulent and often tragic history of Poland. The institution managed to survive both the partitions of Poland by Russia, Prussia and Austria, and the two world wars, serving as a guardian of Polish culture and identity and educating successive generations of Poles, as well as members of other nations, significantly contributing to the intellectual heritage of Europe.Some of the Jagiellonian University students and academics have been major historical figures, including world famous scholars, such as Nicolaus Copernicus or Karol Olszewski, as well as Karol Wojtyła, the future Pope John Paul II. Today, the Jagiellonian University comprises 16 Faculties, where nearly 4 thousand academic staff conduct research and provide education to over 40 thousand students, within the framework of more than 80 different fields of study. The eminent researchers and state-of-the-art infrastructure make the JU one of the leading Polish scientific institutions, collaborating with major academic centres from all over the world. The Jagiellonian University is also home to about 150 student societies, where young researchers pursue their academic interests and develop friendships with people who share their passion.

Available number of grants:  1

Target group: Academic Staff

Type of Mobility: Teaching

Focus areas: All areas

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

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University of Turku, Finland

University of Turku is an active academic community of 25 000 students and staff members – a truly international research university, a provider and developer of Finnish high-quality education and a strong bellwether of its area. The University of Turku is an internationally competitive university whose operations are based on high-quality, multidisciplinary research. We promote education and free science and provide higher education that is based on research. The strategic goal of the university includes effective research, responsible education, being a catalyst for social wellbeing and the economy and focusing on community wellbeing. The research at the University of Turku is focused around six thematic collaborations: biofuture; digital futures; cultural memory and societal change; children, young people and learning; drug development and diagnostics; and sea and maritime studies.

Available number of grants: 2

Target group: Academic Staff and Support Staff

Type of Mobility: Training

Focus areas: All fields

Value of grant: 140 Euro per day up to a period of 8 days (+2 days travel) and up to and 1100 Euro travel expenses.

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University of Montpellier, France

The University of Montpellier is a multidisciplinary university with a strong focus on Health, Environment, and Agriculture. Created in 2015 through the merger of University Montpellier 1 and University Montpellier 2, the University of Montpellier (UM) draws from the excellence and synergy of these two institutions. It is reminiscent of the multi-disciplinary approach taken by the first university established in Montpellier in 1289 as a secular and international university. For eight centuries, renowned scholars and scientists, from Rabelais and Curie, to Renaudot, Chaptal and Grothendieck, have been shaping this open university. It is deeply embedded into the life of the city and committed to the key challenges of its time. Today, the University of Montpellier brings together an extensive community of knowledge, from science, technology, medicine and environmental sciences, to educational sciences, economics, management, law and political science. It is involved in a strategic global initiative aiming at making Montpellier one of the European capitals for Health and Agro-environment.

Available number of grants:  1

Target group: Academic Staff

Type of Mobility: Teaching

Focus areas: Various fields including Biology, Environment, Health, Chemistry, Law & Politics, Economy, Education, Management, Mathematics

Value of grant: 140 Euro per day up to a period of 10 days (+2 days travel) and up to and 1100 Euro travel expenses.

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Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania

Transilvania University (UTBv) is a state institution of higher education located in Brasov, Romania, and by its "educational offer, scientific research and number of students represents one of Romania's large universities, being the representative university for Region 7 - Centre." The University includes 18 faculties with a total of about 20 000 students and 800 teaching staff. The University offers 100 FT, PT and distance learning bachelor's study programmes and 66 advanced studies or scientific research master's programmes, also FT, PT and distance learning. At present doctoral studies are available in 17 fields.

Available number of grants:  1

Target group: Academic Staff

Type of Mobility: Teaching

Focus areas: Forestry and Wood Science

Value of grant: 120 Euro per day up to a period of 10 days (+2 days travel) and up to and 1100 Euro travel expenses.

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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. Various calls are launched during the duration of the cycle (2017 – 2019).

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: Click here     

 

Some Erasmus+ options are only available to staff at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. The following institutions apply:

  • Frankfurt School of Business, Germany
  • University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

Please contact Samantha Walbrugh-Parsadh on sw2@sun.ac.za in this specific regard.

 

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

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