Project fast facts
Through the Erasmus+ Credit Mobility Programme, every year VUM welcomes incoming students for studies from its Partner Universities situated in numerous Partner Countries, for which VUM attracts funds.
During the academic year 2019/2020, VUM is involved in the Erasmus+ mobility project 2019-1-BG01-KA107-062087, which was approved in July 2019. The project eligibility period is between 1st August 2019 – 31st July 2021. The beneficiary Partner Countries included in the project are Albania, Iran, and the Philippines from which 6 Partner Universities in total will take part in the project. There are 31 approved incoming Erasmus+ student mobilities for studies from the above-mentioned Partner Universities to in the fields of Business, Management, Administration, Hospitality and Tourism, which are distributed as follows:
- 5 incoming Erasmus+ student mobilities for studies on an undergraduate level from European University of Tirana, Albania with a total duration of minimum 3 months each;
- 5 incoming Erasmus+ student mobilities for studies on an undergraduate level from University of Shkodra “Luigj Gurakugi”, Albania with a total duration of minimum 3 months each;
- 5 incoming Erasmus+ student mobilities for studies on an undergraduate level from Aleksander Moisiu University of Durres, Albania with a total duration of minimum 3 months each;
- 6 incoming Erasmus+ student mobilities for studies on a master level from University of Tehran, Iran with a total duration of minimum 3 months each;
- 4 incoming Erasmus+ student mobilities for studies on an undergraduate or master level from University of Cebu, the Philippines with a total duration of minimum 3 months each;
- 5 incoming Erasmus+ student mobilities for studies on an undergraduate or master level from Saint Louis University, the Philippines with a total duration of minimum 3 months each;
European University of Tirana, Albania
European University of Tirana is a leading private university in Albania. Since its establishment in 2006, UET has not stopped its efforts to reform, structure and increase its standards, as well as to undertake processes and initiatives that ensure the highest quality graduates. UET is also very active in social discourse, providing ideas, initiatives, publications, projects, and labour market connections (UET, 2019).
This is enough to complete the profile of a university entirely at the service of its public mission – preparing students, specialists, citizens; of a university as the centre of the living forces of society. UET draws on the vast range of expertise in its academic areas, with full capacity to engage in innovative and in-depth policy-oriented research projects as well as development projects. The academic life at UET is organized within the following Faculties (UET, 2019):
- Faculty of Economics, Business and Development Studies
- Faculty of Law, Political Sciences and International Relations
- Faculty of Humanities, Education and Liberal Arts
- Faculty of Engineering, Informatics, and Architecture
- Faculty of Health Sciences
In addition, UET concentrates particularly on internationalization and networking with leading universities in the region and Europe. The Office for Project Development and Partnerships facilitates the development of projects, aiming the inclusion of The European University of Tirana – UET 2 the academic staff, new researchers and students of UET in capacity development projects, scientific research, policy-oriented and other initiatives that are closely related to higher education. The Office for Project Development and Partnerships is an integral structure within UET and at the same time, it collaborates with a broad network of partners at the national, regional, and international level, including the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. Since 2015, UET has established 40 KA1 Inter-Institutional agreements. More than 200 students have done an exchange semester in one partner university; more than 150 UET staff have been part of Erasmus + ICM. In addition, UET has welcomed 60 incoming staff and 50 incoming students (UET, 2019).
To date and in connection to previous cooperation with this university under the framework of the Erasmus+ programme, VUM will welcome students for Erasmus+ student mobility for studies from UET for first time during spring semester 2019/2020. It was the first time for VUM to welcome Erasmus+ staff mobility for the training of a representative of the UET Office for Project Development and Partnerships to VUM during the current academic year of 2019/2020on the topic of “Furthering International Relations Capacities: the Experience of VUM“ (Mobility Tool, 2019).
For more information, please read the UET Erasmus+ Guide and Information provided here.
University of Shkodra “Luigj Gurakugi”
The University of Shkodra, “Luigj Gurakuqi” offers wonderful possibilities in higher education based on traditions in education, highly professionally qualified national and international staff, various possible choices from faculties and branches (6 faculties and 24 branches), and programmes (“Universiteti i Shkodrës “Luigj Gurakuqi” |”, 2019).
The university is also known internationally because of much inter-institutional collaborations with many associates and higher education institutions all around the world. It has provided strong collaborative relations with international universities, different foundations, organizations, and associations. In this relation, the university has signed several Erasmus+ Bilateral Agreements with other HEIs, Collaboration Agreements and Memorandum of Understanding documents (Universiteti i Shkodrës “Luigj Gurakuqi”, 2019).
To date and during the current academic year 2019/2020, VUM was more than happy to welcome one Erasmus+ staff mobility for training of a representative of the USHK International Relations Office to VUM on the topic of “Furthering International Relations Capacities: the Experience of VUM“. VUM will be happy to also welcome the Erasmus+ incoming student mobilities for studies during the spring semester 2019/2020 (Mobility Tool, 2019).
For further information, please visit the USHK website provided here.
Aleksander Moisiu University of Durres
University “Aleksandër Moisiu” in Durrës (UAMD) was established by the Council of Ministers Decision No. 801 on 20.12.2005 and is one of 11 public universities in Albania. In October 2006, more than 1,000 students started their first academic year on the premises of this university named for the actor of Albanian descent, Alexandër Moissi. Today the university encounters almost 20000 students (UAMD, 2019).
The university is located in the ancient city of Durrës, historically known as Epidamnos and Dyrrachium. As the second most populated city in Albania, and located by the Adriatic Sea, Durrës is one of the country’s most ancient, economic, and historic centers. Founded by Greek colonists from Corinth and Corfu under the name Epidamnos in the 7th century BCE, the city initially became an integral part of the Roman Empire and its successor, the Byzantine Empire. The Via Egnatia started in the city and led across the interior of the Balkan Peninsula to Constantinople in the east (UAMD, 2019).
Today, there are 6 faculties with the following programs:
- Faculty of Business
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Political and Judicial Sciences
- Faculty of Professional Studies
- Faculty of Information Technology
- Faculty of Integrated Studies with practice (FASTIP)
In the framework of integration in the European Area of Higher Education, (also Bologna Chart), the UAMD considers of utmost importance the participation as equal partners to projects relevant to fields of higher education, training, youth, and sport. Those projects will support the implementation of the UAMD Strategic Planning 2016-2020 and also contributing to tackle socio-economic challenges and overall contributions toward social cohesion, equity and economic growth. As of 2016, the university is implementing six projects. The UAMD is a lead partner in one of these projects in the ICT sector. The type of projects varies from Erasmus+, Interreg, and Europe for Citizens (UAMD, 2019).
To date and in connection to previous cooperation with this university under the framework of the Erasmus+ programme, VUM will welcome students for Erasmus+ student mobility for studies from UAMD for first time during spring semester 2019/2020. It was the first time for VUM to welcome Erasmus+ staff mobility for the training of a representative of the UAMD International Relations Office to VUM during the current academic year of 2019/2020 on the topic of “Furthering International Relations Capacities: the Experience of VUM“ (Mobility Tool, 2019).
For more information, please read the UAMD Factsheet and information provided here.
University of Tehran
Founded in 1935, the University of Tehran (UT) is the largest university in Iran with about 50.000 students, 1500 faculty members and is also the Iranian university with the best position in the international ranking. To maintain his leading position in Iran and further improve its reputation in the international context, UT is fostering and addressing cooperation with top foreign universities, able to give an important contribution to enlarge the scientific horizon of the current researches, to increase the value of the running PhD programs, to make more international the academic staff after years of isolation. Internationalization of the University is currently a major drive. It is sought through the improvement of standards of the research and education at the high international levels, moving to the edge of knowledge, increasing the international cooperation and presence, increasing exchange programs and increasing the number of foreign students (UT, 2019).
Currently, UT enjoys over 300 agreements with major international universities and institutions from more than 100 countries. UT has the Membership of various international and global educational and academic associations such as: International Association of Universities (IAU), Federation of Universities of Islamic World (FUIW), and Executive Board member of Association of Universities of Asia and Pacific (AUAP), International Association of Science Parks (IASP), International Union for the History and Philosophy of Science (IUHPS), International Seismological Center (ISC), Committee of Space Research (COSPAR), International Association of Geography (IGU), International Organization for Biological and Integrated Control (IOBIC), International Astronomic Union (IAU), Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), World Tourism Organization (WTO), International Union of Geodesy and geophysics (IUGG), International Federation of Libraries Association (IFLA) and International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICODE) (UT, 2019).
To date and in connection to its previous cooperation with this university during the past academic years and in past Erasmus + projects, VUM has welcomed 1 Erasmus+ staff mobility for training. VUM representatives also visited UT under the Erasmus+ staff mobility for training during the academic year 2018/2019 (Mobility Tool, 2019).
During the current academic year 2019/2020, VUM will have the pleasure to welcome the first students for Erasmus+ incoming student mobilities for studies from UT to VUM (Mobility Tool, 2019).
For more information, please visit the website of UT provided here.
University of Cebu
The University of Cebu (UC) is a private university which started its humble beginnings in 1964. It was founded by the owner and President Atty. Augusto W. Go. At present, it has more than 61,000 students with 1, 114 teaching staff and 730 non—teaching staff in four different campuses. The University of Cebu is offering primary,secondary, teritary, graduate and post-graduateeducation (UC, 2019).
The University of Cebu keeps up to be true to its vision by providing a democratized quality education, being the visionary and industry leader, and by giving hope and transforming lives to all (UC, 2019).
The University of Cebu has international linkages with various Asian, American and European countries. In Europe, it has established ties with the European Union particularly with the Erasmus+ programme. Among them are the following projects; FRIENDS ( Furthering International Relations Capacities and Intercultural Engagement to Nurture Campus Diversity and to Support Internationalization at Home), BEEHIVE (Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems to Enhance Higher Education Value-Added for Better Graduate Employability) (UC, 2019).
Currently, VUM will be welcoming four incoming students from UC for the ERASMUS + International Credit Mobility come February of 2020 (UC, 2019).
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University (SLU) is a Catholic private university in Baguio City and a leading higher education institution (HEI) in the Philippines. SLU is one of the few universities in the Philippines that are at least one hundred years old. Founded in 1911 by the Congregatio Immaculati Cordis Mariae (CICM) missionaries from Belgium, SLU has since evolved into an important HEI by the CICM-Philippines and has become its important instrument of educational mission in the country. From a small mission school in 1911, Saint Louis became a college in 1952 and was granted university status in 1963. It adopted for its school motto “Sapientia aedificat” (“Wisdom builds”) to affirm the enormous potential of education in improving people’s lives and in transforming society into a better place for everyone (SLU,2019).
Today, SLU enjoys the distinction of full autonomous status granted by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), in recognition of its overall quality of education. SLU as an institute of higher learning has a proven record of excellence in instruction, research, and extension, respectively, as well as in the area of quality of school management. It also has drawn attention worldwide for its cultural and artistic talents, with award-winning performances here and abroad. A highlight in recent years was the recently concluded SLU’s 10-year (1999-2009) partnership with select universities in Belgium aimed at ensuring the innovative development of the teaching and research capabilities of SLU (SLU,2019).
During the current academic year 2019/2020, VUM will have the pleasure to welcome the first students for Erasmus+ incoming student mobilities for studies from SLU to VUM (Mobility Tool, 2019).
For more information, please visit the website of SLU provided here.
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