Erasmus applications re-open

Applications are open again for Erasmus+ Staff Mobility funding, with training opportunities across Europe for all staff, and teaching opportunities in partner universities for academic staff.

The application deadline is Friday 6 February for further teaching or training activities to the end of the academic year 2014/15. Applications for activity in 2015/16 will open in late summer.

There are a number of changes to the requirements and funding for staff mobility under Erasmus+, so please check the webpages carefully.

22 Erasmus Staff mobility applications were approved in 2013-14, with successful applicants visiting 20 universities across Europe. Luis Gomes (Mobility Coordinator for the College of Arts) went to the University of Granada last academic year, and says: "I would recommend that all staff participate in such experiences, as it allows one to see how other institutions manage their programmes and learn from best practice. It is also useful to allow us to understand other cultures and be better citizens for it."

In addition to the direct professional and personal development of such international mobility, benefits reported by 2013-14 teaching participants also included:

  • Strengthening of partner relations in order to better promote the exchange opportunity to students;
  • Meeting with current University of Glasgow students at the partner university on Erasmus exchange, and building relations for future academic collaboration and on-going joint research projects;
  • Gaining new ideas for research and the course syllabus as a result of discussions with colleagues there;
  • Developing new teaching material for future courses at Glasgow;
  • Promoting the University of Glasgow to potential European postgraduate students.

Teaching and non-teaching staff are also eligible to apply for Erasmus training, which includes short secondments, training courses and job shadows.

Full details on the funding opportunities and how to apply can be found here:

Erasmus Staff Training:

Erasmus Staff Teaching:

First published: 19 January 2015

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