Erasmus+

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. 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: https://www0.sun.ac.za/international/current-students/international-opportunities-for-su-students/erasmus-student-mobility-funding.html

 

The call for Erasmus+ Staff Mobility is now open! Applications close 8 March 2019.

Click here for terms and conditions. 

Download an application form here

 

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: Click here         

 

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 1500 Euro travel expenses

Website: Click here   

 

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. Staff Training also available to staff working in Internationalisation, Library Services, Career Services or HR)

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

Website: Click here         

 

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:  Click here     

 

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.

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:  Click here

 

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, 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.

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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 1500 Euro travel expenses.

Website: Click here   

 

 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 1500 Euro travel expenses and health, accident and travel insurance valid during the entire mobility period

Website: Click here  

 

Alliance  of  4  Universities  (A4U) , 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.

Target group: Academic and Support Staff

Type of Mobility: Teaching and/or Training

Application guide: click here

Application agreement: Click here 

 

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: Graduate Studies, Doctoral Training

Value of grant: 160 Euro per day up to a period of 5 days and up to 1500 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. Please also note that the implementation of the Erasmus+ motilities are subject to the grant awards made by the EU.

 

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