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.
Erasmus+ opportunities will be promoted on an ad hoc basis as they arise. You also make use of the opportunities advertised on IMOTION: http://staffmobility.eu/. However, please note: not all of them will include funding from SU or the host institution.
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 (IIA). 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.
There are two types of mobility available:
Staff Teaching Mobility and Staff Training Mobility.
The Staff Teaching Mobility allows academic staff to contribute to and learn from best practices and find out first-hand the workings of another country's education system. The main aim of the teaching activity is engagement with students.
Things to take note of for the Staff Teaching Mobility
- ·a minimum of 8 hours per week.
- Teaching activity does not only refer to formal lectures but may include partaking in a seminar / academic student meeting / joining a lecture given by colleagues/ providing research supervision to postgraduate students.
- ·May may also be combined with research activities, but the teaching aspect should be prevalent.
Staff Training Mobility focuses on professional development opportunities for Professional Administrative Support Staff (PASS).
Things to take note for the Staff Training Mobilities:
- ·to improve the skills required for their portfolios.
- could include aspects such as job-shadowing
- ·training in specific scientific methods and/or specific laboratory work
- attendance of a workshop or attendance of a staff training week.
Erasmus+ opportunities will be promoted on an ad hoc basis as they arise. Kindly contact Ntombuzanile Macingwana (firstname.lastname@example.org) in this regard.