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Mobility from UNIR

The European Parliament has approved the Erasmus+ programme for the period (2014-2020) that came into force on 1 January 2014.

The new programme Erasmus+ is within the Europe 2020 strategy, the Education and Training 2020 strategy and the Rethinking Education strategy and covers all the initiatives in education, training, youth and sport.

This new programme is focused on the formal and non-formal learning across EU borders, with a clear international vocation opening up to third countries with the objective of improving the educative and training capacities of people for the employability of the students, teachers and workers.

The Erasmus programme aims to attend the needs of teaching and learning for all the participants in formal higher education and advanced vocational education, whatever the duration of the degree or qualification, including doctoral studies, as well as the institutions which provide this type of training.

This key action supports the mobility of the learners and the staff opportunities: for the students, trainees, young people and volunteers, as well as the teachers at university and other levels, trainers, workers in the field of youth, staff in educative institutions and civil organizations to undertake a learning or professional experience in other country.

Students: For studies (SMS)

What does it mean to be ERASMUS+ student?

An Erasmus student is the one who has been selected to pursue part of their official studies in a European university with which UNIR has signed an exchange agreement within the programme. The student will not get any degree from the host university and the subjects studied there will be recognized by others established in the UNIR curriculum, so they will remain UNIR students.

Therefore, before their departure the student must be enrolled in the subjects in UNIR and those will be recognized by the subjects studied in the host university.

The mobility of students for Erasmus+ studies implies the possibility of a stay abroad for UNIR students to continue their studies in a foreign institution of higher education during a specific period of time.

The objectives of the mobility for students to study are:

  • To enable students to benefit educationally, linguistically and culturally from the experience of learning in other European countries.
  • Promote cooperation between institutions and to enrich the educational environment of host institutions.
  • Contribute to the creation of a community of young, well-qualified and open minded future professionals with international experience.
  • Facilitate the transfer of credits and the recognition of stays abroad, through the ECTS system, or a compatible system of credits.

It consists in pursuing a period of study in a higher education institution in other European country. At the end of this period UNIR will academically recognize the studies. During this period, the student will be exempt for paying tuition fees at the host institution.

Students in high education institutions which have an Erasmus University ter. The student must receive a written learning agreement concerning to the curriculum which he will study in the host country. At the end of the stay abroad, the host institution shall send to the Erasmus student and the home university a certificate indicating that the student has finished the programme established and a report of the results.

How long can I go?

Erasmus+ defines the minimum and maximum duration in each mobility.

For the modality for studies: a trimester, semester or full academic year (within the same academic year), depending on the agreement signed between UNIR and the European host university.

For the modality for internship: 2 months minimum and 12 months maximum.

The destinations will vary depending on the different degrees, each of them will have some specific places.

The duration of each mobility is determined by each Erasmus call and depending on the possibilities analysed with the home university, the host university and the applicants of the mobility.

Students: For internship (SMT)

What is erasmus+ internship?

The International Mobility Office of UNIR wish to promote the relations between the academic sector and the labour market at international level. In this section we will inform about the calls for doing an internship in a company or in an organization abroad. The internship period is the stay during a period of time in a company or organization in other participating country , and its finality is to contribute to the adaptation of the students to the demands of the labour market at a Community level, that they acquire specific skills and improve their comprehension of the academic and social environment of the country, at the same time that they acquire working experience. These internships can be combined, if necessary, with training or language courses. The host organizations for the internships may be enterprises, training centres, research centres and other organizations. The cateristics of the internships are:

  • The higher education institution must give full recognition of the internship period abroad.
  • The student must receive a training agreement regarding the programme of the internship period; this agreement must be approved by the higher education institution of origin.

The internship period must be covered by a training agreement approved by the higher education institution of origin, the consortium of origin (if applicable), the host institution and the beneficiary.. The internship period must be covered by a training agreement approved by the higher education institution of origin, the consortium of origin (if applicable), the host institution and the beneficiary. http://www.oapee.es/oapee/inicio/ErasmusPlus.html  

How long can I go?

Erasmus+ defines the minimum and maximum duration in each mobility. For the modality for studies: a trimester, semester or full academic year (within the same academic year), depending on the agreement signed between UNIR and the European host university. For the modality for internship: 2 months minimum and 12 months maximum. The destinations will vary depending on the different degrees, each of them will have some specific places. The duration of each mobility is determined by each Erasmus call and depending on the possibilities analysed with the home university, the host university and the applicants of the mobility. Requirements Selected students must comply with the requirements specified in each call. Are as follows::

  • Students enrolled in UNIR in the academic course 2014/2015 in official degrees, master degrees or doctorate studies, at the time of applying, and who will carry out the internship before completing their studies.
  • Students enrolled in the final year on condition that they apply and do the internship before finishing their studies and who must complete the period of practical training abroad within a year since obtaining their degree.
  • Other requirements:
    • To have Spanish nationality or to be national of a Member State of the European Union or to be officially recognized by Spain as a refugee, stateless or resident with a valid residence permit (during the period of the internship) In this case, the applicant is responsible for managing the relevant visas; it is advisable to start this processing at least 3 months prior to the scheduled departure date.
    • To be in possession of an official certificate accrediting, at least a B2 level in the language in which the student will receive training in the host country, without prejudice to the host institution may require a higher level.
    • The curricular internship must be directly related to the studies in which the student is enrolled.
    • Specific requirements for the centre if applicable

Teachers: For teaching (STA)

What is the staff mobility for teaching?

The objectives of this mobility are:

Allow the students who can not participate in a mobility programme, benefit from the knowledge and experience of the academic staff in higher education institutions in other European countries.

  • Promote the exchange of competencies and experience about pedagogical methods.
  • Encourage the higher education institutions to broaden and enrich the variety and content of the courses offered.

The cateristics of this action are:

The main activity is the teaching provided by a teacher of a higher education institution or by the staff of a company in other higher education institution from a member country, although other activities can be developed.

The teaching staff who participate in a mobility programme have to be integrated into the department or faculty of the host institution. This implies that:

  • The mobility of the teaching staff should be based on inter-institutional agreements.
  • The partner higher education institutions must agree before the start of the mobility, the teaching programme given by the teachers in the host institution.

In the case of mobility of a company staff to a higher education institution, it is made through the invitation of the higher education institution to the company staff. The financial support will be managed by the higher education institution which extends the invitation. The selection of beneficiaries will be done by the higher education institution of origin..

Duration

A minimum duration of this activity is not established, but it is compulsory to teach at least five teaching hours. The maximum duration are 6 weeks, although the National Agency will finance a maximum of a week.

Financed activities

The financial support is a contribution of travel and subsistence expenses.

Staff/Teachers: For training (STT))

What is the staff mobility for training?

This action, which is part of the wider objective of the training for the staff, includes two types of mobility:

  • Mobility of staff of a higher education institution to a company. The aim is to allow the beneficiaries to learn with the transfer of knowledge or competencies and to acquire practical aptitudes. The activities can be very varied: seminars, workshops, courses and conferences, periods of practical training, short secondments, etc.
  • Mobility of teachers and non-teaching staff of a higher education institution to other partner higher education institution (it is not necessary to sign an inter-institutional agreement.) The aim is to allow the beneficiaries to learn from the experiences and good practices of the partner institution and to improve the aptitudes required in their current job. The main activity is a short stay in the partner institution which can be denominated in several ways: short secondments, job shadowing, study visits, etc.

The selection will be done by the higher education institution.

For the purpose of granting the financial support, it is indispensable to submit a training programme approved by the home and the host institutions or by the company. The programme must include at least: the overall objective and the specific objectives, the expected results of the training or learning activities and a possible programming of the training period.

Duration

Minimum 1 week Maximum 6 weeks The National Agency will finance 1 week maximum

Financed activities

The financial supports are intended to help defray the travel and maintenance costs.