ERASMUS+

KA171 – Mobility of higher education students and staff supported by external policy funds

What is ICM?

For 35 years, the European Union has funded the Erasmus programme which has enabled over 4 million European students to spend part of their studies in another higher education institution (HEI) in Europe. In 2015, Erasmus+ opened up these opportunities to individuals and organizations from other parts of the world. Through “International Credit Mobility” – ICM for short – European HEIs can set up mobility agreements which partners around the world to send and receive student and staff. This programme is the continuation of ICM (KA107) from the 2015-2020 programme period, and the first call for applications was launched in call 2022 of Erasmus+.

Why participate?

ICM projects aim to help participants acquire key skills, support their professional development, and deepen their understanding of cultures. These projects aim to increase the capacities, attractiveness and international dimension of the organizations taking part too.
The key action KA171 of the Erasmus+ programme for International Credit Mobility (ICM) promotes the implementation of mobility projects outside the EU, in line with the internationalisation of higher education institutions strategy. The goal of this action is to attract students and teachers towards the European universities, supporting them in the competition with the global higher education. At the same time, the objective is to expand the range of possible destinations for European students and teachers with an openness towards other Countries of the world.

Goals:

❍ Promoting Excellence in Higher Education
❍ Strengthen soft skills for labour market integration (spirit of initiative, digital and linguistic skills)
❍ Exploit the full potential of new technologies
❍ Promote social inclusion
❍ Raise the level of teaching and professional capacities

Recipients:

❍ Students
❍ Teachers
❍ Technical and administrative staff

Mobility types:

❍ International Student mobility for Study, from 2 to 12 months, or from 5 to 30 days for short-term doctoral mobility or if part of a blended mobility
SMS – Student mobility for Study, from 2 to 12 months
It is opened to short cycle, first cycle (Bachelor or equivalent) or second cycle (Master or equivalent) students, as well as third cycle doctoral candidates.
The mobility period can last from 2 months (or one academic term) to 12 months.
Short-term doctoral mobility or blended mobility can last from 5 days to 30 days.
❍ International Student mobility for traineeship, from 2 to 12 months, or from 5 to 30 days for short-term doctoral mobility or if part of a blended mobility
SMP – Student mobility for Traineeships, from 2 to 12 months
It is opened from call 2023 to short cycle, first cycle (Bachelor or equivalent) or second cycle (Master or equivalent) students, as well as third cycle doctoral candidates.
The mobility period can last from 2 to 12 months.
❍ International Staff Mobility for Teaching, from 5 days to 2 months
STA – Staff Mobility for Teaching, from 5 days to 2 months
For academic staff and (from call 2018) for invited staff from non-academic organisations to teach at a partner higher education institution (HEI) abroad.
The mobility period can last from 5 days to 2 months.
❍ International Staff Mobility for Training, from 5 days to 2 months
Short-term doctoral mobility or blended mobility can last from 5 days to 30 days.
STT – Staff mobility for Training, from 5 days to 2 months
For teaching and non-teaching staff in the form of training events abroad (excluding conferences), job shadowing, observation periods and/or training at a partner HEI.
The mobility period can last from 5 days to 2 months.

Please note:

A blended mobility for the academic staff for teaching and training may be planned. In this case, the minimum number of teaching hours shall be reduced by 50%.

How to Participate:

❍ Incoming Students: Please, verify if your University is one of our Partners in the list you can find in „Open Calls”. In order to participate you need to enrol in special calls for application to the mobilities at your University. Ask for information at your International Office.
❍ Outgoing Students: Please note that only outgoing mobilities for Phd Students are planned. In order to participate you need to enrol in special calls for application to the mobilities and follow the instructions. See next paragraph whether there are open calls or not.
❍ Academic or Administrative staff: In order to participate you need to enrol in special calls for application to the mobilities and follow the instructions.

Open calls:

2022-1-RO01-KA171-HED-000071019

Details per region: USA and Canada (Region 12)
United States of America – Mississippi State University
❍ Staff mobility for teaching – Incoming: Number of participants = 2 (10 days)
Dr. Mohsen Razzaghi, Mississippi State University (USA), Professor of Mathematics, Head of Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Delivering lectures in fractional calculus and their applications between April 8-12, 2024.


2023-1-RO01-KA171-HED-000134449

Details per region: South-Mediterranean countries (Region 3)
Tunisia – North American Private University
❍ Staff mobility for teaching – Incoming: Number of participants = 1 (8 days)
❍ Staff mobility for teaching – Outgoing: Number of participants = 1 (10 days)
❍ Student mobility for studies – Incoming: Number of participants (with fewer opportunities) = 1 (3 months)
Details per region: Asia (Region 5)
India – Punjabi University
❍ Staff mobility for teaching – Outgoing/(Incoming): Number of participants = 1 (10 days)
Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Punjabi University, Patiala (INDIA), Professor of Mathematics, Head of Department of Basic and Applied Sciences
Delivering lectures in differential geometry with indefinite metrics between May 20 – June 04, 2024.


❍ Student mobility for studies – Outgoing: Number of participants (with fewer opportunities) = 1 (3 months)
Details per region: Latin America (Region 10)
Chile – Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso
❍ Staff mobility for teaching – Incoming: Number of participants = 2 (2×6=12 days)
Dr. Alexandru Cristian Rusu, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (CHILE), Full Professor, Director of Doctoral Program in Informatics Engineering, Escuela de Ingeniería Informática
Delivering lectures in Customers and User Experience and their applications between June 03 – June 14, 2024.

Mexico – Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes
❍ Staff mobility for teaching – Incoming: Number of participants = 2 (2×6=12 days)

Useful Links:

https://dri.utcb.ro/en/erasmus-office/mobilitati-incoming-ka1/
https://erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu/resources-and-tools/mobility-and-learning-agreements/learning-agreements/studies-agreement-guidelines-ka171

Contacts:

Project coordinator: D-ul Ion MIERLUS-MAZILU ion.mierlusmazilu@utcb.ro
Department of International Relations: D-na Mia TRIFU iro@utcb.ro

Disclaimer:

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.