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Erasmus+ Mobility Partners

Erasmus+ is the 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. Institutions need to apply for the funding beforehand and can then implement the successfully awarded mobilities. Since the launch of Erasmus+ programme, Stellenbosch University has embarked on successful mobility with more than 61 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, also as regards Key Action 2 or Key Action 3.

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

 

Management Centre Innsbruck (MCI), Austria

As the Entrepreneurial School®, MCI is positioned to provide a meaningful connection between university, grande école, business school, university of applied sciences, and the world of business. It represents a strong international brand that successfully combines teaching and advanced training, research & development, knowledge transfer and innovative start-ups. The Management Center Innsbruck links together the best out of science, economy and consulting to the unique concept of an international Entrepreneurial School®. It stands for internationality, academic quality, practice orientation, innovation, close cooperation with industry, solution-oriented research and development, first-class infrastructure, a high level of customer and service orientation, and international renown. The Bachelor’s and Master’s courses as well as postgraduate training programs offered by MCI provide high quality education and training. The course contents target all levels of personal development and include state-of-the-art knowledge relevant to both business and society. In close cooperation with loyal sponsors, promoters, and partners, MCI constitutes an essential driving force in positioning Innsbruck, Tyrol, and Austria as a whole, as a centre for scientific discussion and international encounter. MCI additionally provides new impulses, strengthens the competitiveness of organizations, and makes an important contribution to the professionalization of business, management, politics, and culture. Applied research and development have top priority in fostering the innovative power of local businesses and in ensuring quality in teaching.

 Available number of grants:  1

Target group: Academic Staff

Type of mobility: Teaching

Focus areas: Applicable fields in business management, entrepreneurship and innovation, economics and development sciences. (Download Course Proposal here)

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Value of grant: 160 Euro per day up to a period of 10 days (+2 days travel) and up to and 1500 Euro travel expenses.

Website: https://www.mci.edu/en/

 

Polytechnic in Pozega, Croatia

The Polytechnic of Požega has been founded pursuant to Decision of the Government of the Republic of Croatia of 21 May 1998 as a public school of higher education (Official Gazette nr. 75/98). The mission of the Polytechnic in Požega is higher education and lifelong learning in the field of biotechnical and social sciences based on scientific and professional research and quality assurance, international cooperation and cooperation with local community with the aim of producing alumni corresponding to the needs of the economy and the labour market. The Polytechnic in Požega would like to become a regional leader in the segment of higher professional education and function as an excellence centre bringing together teaching, professional and scientific activities in innovative and creative ways through transfers of know-how to the satisfaction of all stakeholders.

Available number of grants: 2

Target group: Academic Staff and Support Staffö

Type of Mobility: Teaching / Training

Focus areas: Viticulture and Oenology, Internationalisation (support environment)

Value of grant: 120 Euro per day up to a period of 5 days (+2 days travel time) and up to and 1500 Euro travel expenses.

Website:  https://www.vup.hr/index_en.aspx

 

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany

Founded in 1737, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is a research university of international renown with strong focuses in research-led teaching. The University is distinguished by the rich diversity of its subject spectrum particularly in the humanities, its excellent facilities for the pursuit of scientific research, and the outstanding quality of the areas that define its profile. From 2007 to 2012 Georg-August-Universität Göttingen was rewarded funding from the Initiative of Excellence of the German Federal and State Governments with its institutional strategy for the future entitled “Göttingen. Tradition – Innovation – Autonomy”. The University was able to realise all measures of the concept. Now Göttingen University develops the successfully established measures further to continuously advance the University’s positive developments in research and teaching. The University of Göttingen regards its great research tradition and subject diversity as constituting particular strengths. Almost all academic disciplines including medicine are represented in the 13 faculties, the exception being engineering sciences. The Georg-August Universität is also distinguished by being closely integrated into a network of first-class extra-university research establishments involving, most prominently, the Göttingen Academy of Sciences, the German Primate Center, the German Aerospace Center and five Max Planck Institutes. Together, these local partners create with the University an alliance for collaboration in research and teaching arguably unique in the Federal Republic in terms of its depth and breadth.

 Available number of grants:  1

Target group: Academic Staff

Type of mobility: Teaching

Focus areas:  Forestry and Wood Sciences, Economics

Value of grant: 160 Euro per day up to a period of 7 days and up to and 1500 Euro travel expenses.

Website: https://www.uni-goettingen.de/

 

 

Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) Jena, Germany

The FSU is one of the venerable and most historic universities in Germany. Its foundation in 1558 meant political change and an open commitment to freedom of belief and consciousness. Since its opening, the University has put Jena on the map internationally as a centre of academia. Maintaining traditions and shaping the future—these are the fundamental aims underlying all research and teaching at FSU Jena. Today, it is the largest higher education institution and the only comprehensive University in the German state of Thuringia, and it attracts students of all subjects, as well as scientists from all over the globe. The FSU Jena still maintains the sense of innovation which characterized its early period, and today it views itself as a forward-looking hub for new research fields and emerging generations of scientists. As a result, the University traditionally thinks and operates on an interdisciplinary and international basis. Over 18,000 students currently study at the University in Jena, and a large proportion of these students have an international background. Moreover, Jena's character has been fundamentally shaped by the embedding of the University within the city's historically rich and diverse cultural landscape, as well as the emergence of the region as a hotbed for innovative and economically successful high-tech companies. As an active initiator in the fields of science, culture, and business, the University is committed to promoting the development of the city and region as a whole.

 Available number of grants:

Target group: Academic Staff

Type of mobility: Teaching

Focus areas:  All areas

Value of grant: 160 Euro per day up to a period of 9 days and up to and 1500 Euro travel expenses.

Website: https://www.uni-jena.de/en/

 

Management Centre Innsbruck (MCI), Austria

As the Entrepreneurial School®, MCI is positioned to provide a meaningful connection between university, grande école, business school, university of applied sciences, and the world of business. It represents a strong international brand that successfully combines teaching and advanced training,     research & development, knowledge transfer and innovative start-ups. The Management Center Innsbruck links together the best out of science, economy and consulting to the unique concept of an international Entrepreneurial School®. It stands for internationality, academic quality, practice orientation, innovation, close cooperation with industry, solution-oriented research and development, first-class infrastructure, a high level of customer and service orientation, and international renown. The Bachelor’s and Master’s courses as well as postgraduate training programs offered by MCI provide high quality education and training. The course contents target all levels of personal development and include state-of-the-art knowledge relevant to both business and society. In close cooperation with loyal sponsors, promoters, and partners, MCI constitutes an essential driving force in positioning Innsbruck, Tyrol, and Austria as a whole, as a centre for scientific discussion and international encounter. MCI additionally provides new impulses, strengthens the competitiveness of organizations, and makes an important contribution to the professionalization of business, management, politics, and culture. Applied research and development have top priority in fostering the innovative power of local businesses and in ensuring quality in teaching.

 

Available number of grants:  1

Target group: Academic Staff and Support Staff

Type of mobility: Teaching and/or Training

Focus areas: Applicable fields in business management, entrepreneurship and innovation, economics and development sciences

Value of grant: 160 Euro per day up to a period of 10 days (+2 days travel) and up to and 1500 Euro travel expenses.

Website: https://www.mci.edu/en/

 

Reutlingen University, Germany

Reutlingen University is one of Germany’s leading universities, offering international academic programmes with close ties to industry and commerce. On our campus we have around 5400 students spread across five different Schools: Applied Chemistry, Engineering, ESB Business School, Informatics, and Textiles & Design. Professors, Visiting Lecturers and administrative and technical staff guide these talented young people along their academic path. They offer 47 degree programmes at Bachelor’s and Master’s level, in which we train the top executives of the future. At the same time, it is very important to them to support their students’ personal development and to ensure that they become specialists and managers for whom social responsibility is second nature. Reutlingen University is among Germany’s most respected universities of applied sciences and enjoys a very good reputation internationally. Our graduates are keenly sought by business and industry; our researchers reinforce businesses with knowledge transfer and applied research. The university itself is a leader in the development of the higher education landscape.

Available number of grants:  1

Target group: Academic Staff or Support Staff

Type of mobility: Teaching or Training

Focus areas:  Engineering (preference to Mechanical and Mechatronic and Industrial Engineering, but others may be considered as well)

Value of grant: 160 Euro per day up to a period of 5 days (+2 days travel) and up to and 1500 Euro travel expenses.

Website: https://www.reutlingen-university.de/en/home/

 

Kiel University of Applied Sciences, Germany

With more than 6,900 students, the Kiel University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule Kiel or FH Kiel) is the largest University of Applied Sciences in Schleswig-Holstein. It is centrally located in the suburb of Dietrichsdorf in the State Capital of Kiel and includes the Faculties of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Media, Social Work and Health as well as Business Management, while the Faculty of Agriculture is located in Osterrönfeld, near the City of Rendsburg. Highly efficient, innovative, regionally based and yet internationally oriented, the FH Kiel offers a wide range of subjects: about 35 Bachelor's and Master's courses as well as part-time and further education courses are available. Research at the University focuses, among other things, on wind energy and biomass utilization, shipbuilding, immersive media, nanotechnology, electromobility as well as basic research in the field of social work and health.

Available number of grants:  1

Target group: Academic staff and Support Staff

Type of mobility: Teaching or Training

Focus areas:  Information and Communication Technologies, Engineering, Electricity and Energy studies

Value of grant: 160 Euro per day up to a period of 5 days (+2 days travel) and up to and 1500 Euro travel expenses.

Website: https://www.fh-kiel.de/index.php?id=13

 

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 1500 Euro travel expenses.

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

 

University of Pécs, Hungary

The University of Pécs with its 20 000 students, with more than 4000 international students, with 1 400 lecturers and researchers, with its 10 faculties is one of the largest higher education institutions in Hungary and the centre of knowledge within the Transdanubian region. Its roots date back to 1367. The UP ​​represents classical values, while the challenges of present and future times are being adapted successfully as well. Covering a wide range of educational areas, it reaches out far beyond the city of Pécs. The UP operates an independent faculty in Szekszárd and runs significant training programmes in the towns of Kaposvár, Szombathely and Zalaegerszeg and even abroad in Zombor. The University of Pécs is one of the leading research universities in the country with a huge professional research background. The Szentágothai Research Centre is home to a number of medical and scientific researches. The university has 22 doctoral schools which cover a broad spectrum of science and arts. The University of Pécs puts a lot of emphasis on talent management. There are several academic colleges and student circles to support the academic work of UP students. The University of Pécs is one of the five higher education institutions that bears the title of „Excellent University”. Several high quality research projects representing international standards are being implemented at its ten faculties and the Clinical Centre.

 Available number of grants: 1

Target group: Academic Staff

Type of Mobility: Teaching

Focus areas: Political Science and civics, Environmental Sciences, Earth Sciences

Value of grant: 120 Euro per day up to a period of 5 days (+2 days travel time) and up to and 1500 Euro travel expenses.

Website:  https://international.pte.hu/

 

University of Turin, Italy

The University of Turin is one of the most ancient and prestigious Italian Universities. Hosting over 74.000 students and with 120 buildings in different areas in Turin and in key places in Piedmont, the University of Turin can be considered as “city-within-a-city”, promoting culture and producing research, innovation, training and employment. The University of Turin is today one of the largest Italian Universities, open to international research and training. It carries out scientific research and organizes courses in all disciplines, except for Engineering and Architecture. It is an integral part of the community, acting for reviving urban and suburban areas, promoting cultural interaction, social integration and development, encouraging dialogue and insight into current realities. The University of Turin virtually covers  every field of knowledge; its Medical Diagnostic, Biosensoristics and Nanotechnologies research centers are amongst the best ones in Italy. Some of the degree courses offered are unique in Italy, such as Military Strategy, Biotechnology, Sport Sciences, Restoration and Conservation (in Venaria). The University of Turin has a remarkable research tradition in traditional subjects such as history, philosophy, law, economics and medicine but it is currently branching out into important modern sectors, such as food science, social politics, IT, performing arts and communication sciences.

Available number of grants:  2

Target group: Academic Staff

Type of mobility: Teaching or Training

Focus areas:  Biochemistry, Chemistry, Pharmacy

Value of grant: 160 Euro per day up to a period of 5 days (+2 days travel) and up to and 1500 Euro travel expenses.

Website: https://en.unito.it/

 

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy

Founded on August 6, 1868 as the “Scuola Superiore di Commercio” (Advanced School for Commerce), Ca' Foscari was the first Italian institution to deal with advanced education in Business and Economics. The original main office is still found in the grand gothic palace “volta de canal” (on the bend of the Grand Canal), in the heart of Venice. Ca’ Foscari strives to attract and nurture talented scholars across the world, delivering cutting-edge research emerging from the engagement of the hard and digital sciences with social sciences and humanities. As a leading center for academic excellence, Ca’ Foscari strives to attract and nurture talented scholars across the world, offering a distinguished curriculum and delivering cutting-edge research emerging from the active engagement of the hard and digital sciences with the disciplines of their traditional establishment rooted in social sciences and humanities. Their mission is to promote scientific advances by undertaking the highest quality research, addressing global questions and deliver acknowledged impact across various disciplines; encourage a transformative learning experience based on dedicated academic tutoring, a research-inspired, demand-led curriculum and an engaging student life; attract a diverse and international community of scholars and students at the very heart of one of the world’s most stunning locations; and to act as an accountable and stable institution, capitalizing on culture and academic excellence to promote civic innovation and economic growth.

Available number of grants:  2

Target group: Academic Staff

Type of mobility: Teaching or Training

Focus areas:  Languages

Value of grant: 160 Euro per day up to a period of 9 days (+2 days travel) and up to and 1500 Euro travel expenses.

Website: www.unive.it

 

University of Padova, 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, Mathematical Sciences

Value of grant: 140 Euro per day up to a period of 17 days (+2 days travel) and up to and 1500 Euro travel expenses.

Website: https://www.unipd.it/en/

 

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:  2

Target group: Support Staff

Type of Mobility: Training (the staff training week is scheduled to take place in May, exact dates TBC)

Focus area (s): Internationalisation (support environment)

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.

Website: http://www.unibo.it/en/ and https://www.unibo.it/en/international/international-staff-professors-and-researchers/incoming-staff-training-service


University of Verona, Italy

The University of Verona strives for excellence in teaching, research and innovation. It has 22,000 students and 1,500 staff including lecturers, researchers, technical and administrative personnel who work to continually improve and grow the university. A forward-thinking institution which continuously seeks to strengthen the link between its degree courses and the real world of work, the university’s main objective for the near future is to become progressively more welcoming and adapted to student needs.

Available number of grants:  1

Target group: Support Staff

Type of Mobility: Training (the staff training week is scheduled to take place from 11 – 15 May 2020)

Focus area (s): Internationalisation (support environment)

Value of grant: 140 Euro per day up to a period of 5 days (+2 days travel) and up to and 1500 Euro travel expenses.

Website: http://staffmobility.eu/staffweek/erasmus-staff-training-week-2020-welcome 

 

General Tadeusz Kosciuszko Military University of Land Forces, Poland

On 1 October 2002, pursuant to Resolution of the Council of Ministers of 18 December 2001, utilising the potential of the military schools based in Wrocław, Poznań and Toruń, General Kościuszko Land Forces Military Academy was established. The historic first matriculation of the new academic year at General Tadeusz Kościuszko Military University of Land Forces took place on 2 October 2017 and was attended by representatives of state authorities. The University is becoming a prestigious, dynamically developing, higher education institution aspiring to be the best military academic centre in Europe, educating future officers. The strategic field of operation of the University is the construction of long-term relations with military universities in NATO and EU Member States, including in the field of consolidating the European military higher education. In order to reach the highest standards in training and education, the University is also developing cooperation with the best military centres in the world outside NATO and the EU. The University’s mission, which, in addition to professionally educating platoon commanders characterised by their leadership, is to shape the patriotic attitudes of future young Polish intelligentsia, is being built based on the praiseworthy traditions of the Polish Army and Polish military education.

Available number of grants: 2

Target group: Academic Staff

Type of Mobility: Teaching

Focus areas: Military and Defence Sciences

Value of grant: 120 Euro per day up to a period of 5 days (+2 days travel time) and up to and 1500 Euro travel expenses.

Website:  https://www.awl.edu.pl/en/

 

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 is 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 various calls are launched during the duration of the cycle (2019 – 2021). Calls will be launched on the U.Porto website for MOBILE UP. Interested staff need to apply during an open call both to SU as well as the MOBILE UP site.

Available number of grants: 4 (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: 160 Euro per day up to a period of 5 days, up to and 1500 Euro travel expenses and health, accident and travel insurance valid during the entire mobility period

Website: https://up.pt/mobileup/

 

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:  2

Target group: Academic Staff and Support Staff

Type of Mobility: Teaching/ Training

Focus areas: Forestry and Wood Science, Material Science

Value of grant: 140 Euro per day up to a period of 9 days (+2 days travel) and up to and 1500 Euro travel expenses.

Website:  http://www.unitbv.ro/en/Home.aspx

 

West University of Timisoara, Romania

Founded in 1944, West University of Timisoara (WUT) is the main higher education institution and research center in Western Romania. Its community consists of nearly 16000 students and more than 700 academic staff. It is a comprehensive university, with 11 faculties of their respective departments. The university is intensively involved in the process of internationalization, with more than 20 study programs offered in foreign languages (English, German and French). Over 100 research projects are conducted annually by the West University of Timisoara, of which about 30% have a strong international aspect. Fostering a multi- and inter-disciplinary approach to higher education and research, with a clear focus towards the internationalization, WUT has over 380 bilateral agreements fostering exchanges in the Erasmus+ programme and over 180 other bilateral agreements with higher education institutions worldwide.

Available number of grants:  2

Target group: Academic Staff and Support Staff

Type of Mobility: Teaching/ Training

Focus areas: Political Science, Law, Public Governance, Internationalisation (support environment)

Value of grant: 140 Euro per day up to a period of 5 days (+2 days travel) and up to and 1500 Euro travel expenses.

Website:  https://www.uvt.ro/en/

 

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

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 (2019 – 2021)*.

Available number of grants:  4 (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: 160 Euro per day up to a period of 5 days (+2 days travel) and up to and 1500 Euro travel expenses.

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

*kindly note that the new call for A4U opened in December 2019, but we are required to include it in our current call to adhere to the dissemination requirements. If the institutional process at SU starts after the closing date on the A4U deadline, staff can consider applying in December 2020.

 

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: Predominately Social sciences, Journalism, Inter-disciplinary studies, but other areas will also be considered for support staff training

Value of grant: 160 Euro per day up to a period of 5 days and up to 1500 Euro travel expenses

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

 

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

  • Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, 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. Kindly note that all Erasmus+ mobility is dependent on the final allocation of funding by the EACEA. 

 

 

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