What is Erasmus?
Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. It runs for seven years, from 2014 to 2020, with organisations invited to apply for funding each year for life-changing activities.
Erasmus+ aims to modernise education, training and youth work across Europe. It is open to education, training, youth and sport organisations across all sectors of lifelong learning, including school education, further and higher education, adult education and the youth sector.
The University of Piraeus (Greek: Πανεπιστήμιο Πειραιώς) is a Greek public university located in Piraeus, Greece with a total of nine academic departments focused mainly on Statistics, Economics, Finance, Business Management and Information Technology. University of Piraeus is the second business school established in Greece, while the department of Banking and Financial management is the oldest academic department in the area of finance in the country. Check the website of the university
The Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (NCU) (Polish: Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu) was established in 1945 and today stands as one of Poland’s largest higher education institutions. It is named after Renaissance mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, who was born in the city of Toruń in northern Poland.Today, almost 30,000 students are enrolled at NCU. Comprised of 16 faculties offering courses in 80 different fields of study at undergraduate, master’s and doctoral level, the university has grown significantly in recent years. Most of the faculties are located at the Toruń Campus, although a lot of the medical facilities are located at the university’s second campus in the nearby city of Bydgoszcz.
International relations remain central to the NCU philosophy and along with the Erasmus programme, the university has established bilateral agreements with institutions all over the world. Individual departments also establish their own international partnerships, and the Faculty of Economics having worked extensively with universities in France, while the History department has collaborated with a Moscow University. Check the website of the university.
St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgarian: Великотърновски Университет Св. св. Кирил и Методий) is a Bulgarian university based in Veliko Tarnovo. The university was established on 15 September 1963. It inherited the cultural and education traditions of Turnovo Literary School. In the first academic year, 25 professors, assistants and teachers came from universities in Sofia and the Bulgarian Academy of Science. The first subjects were Bulgarian Philology, Russian Philology, History and Art. The university was founded by Aleksandar Burmov and Penio Rusev. The The university is divided into 9 faculties: Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of History, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Modern Languages, Faculty of Orthodox Theology and Faculty of Philosophy. Check the website of the university
University of National and World Economy (Bulgarian: Университет за национално и световно стопанство) is the largest as also the eldest higher educational institution of Economics in Bulgaria and Southeastern Europe and it has a history of 90 years.
The University originates from the Free University of Political and Economic Sciences (FUPES) established by Order № 2155 of July, 5th, 1920 of the Minister of national education. In 1940 (by State Gazette, iss.№ 126 of June, 7th, 1940) it has been transformed into State Higher Institute of Finance and Administrative Sciences (SHIFAS) and then in 1947 it has been reorganized as a Faculty of Economic and Social Studies under Sofia University. Check the website of the university
Transilvania University (UTBv) is a state institution of higher education located in Brasov, Romania, and by its “educational offer, scientific research and number of students represents one of Romania’s large universities, being the representative university for Region 7 – Centre.” The University includes 18 faculties with a total of about 20 000 de students and 800 teaching staff. The University offers 100 FT, PT and distance learning bachelor’s study programmes and 66 advanced studies or scientific reasearch master’s programmes, also FT, PT and distance learning. At present doctoral studies are available in 17 fields. Check the website of the university.
The university is named after former king Juan Carlos I of Spain and has the Latin motto Non nova, sed nove (“Not new things, but in a new way”). It was established in 1996 by the government of the Community of Madrid. With 44.916 students, it is the second-biggest public university in the Community of Madrid, behind the historical Universidad Complutense. Since its foundation in 1996, the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos has stood out among Madrid’s public universities for its dynamic and vigorous character. URJC’s main objective is to offer an all-round preparation for its students by combining theoretical teaching with training in laboratories and companies. The university has enrolled more than 40,000 students, including 4,212 international students (11%) from over a hundred countries all over the world. Check the website of the university
The Autonomous University of Madrid (Spanish: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid; UAM) is a Spanish public university established in 1968. It is located in northern Madrid; its main campus, Cantoblanco, is located near the cities of Alcobendas, San Sebastián de los Reyes and Tres Cantos. The Autonomous University of Madrid is organized into seven schools, which include: Arts and Philosophy, Teacher Training and Education, Economics and Business Studies, Sciences, Law, Psychology and Medicine, and the Polytechnic, as well as several services buildings; a sports complex; Music and Languages; University Residences and a Postgraduate Centre. The campus has excellent connections with the city center, including a train station and a direct line to Puerta del Sol. All of this makes the Autonomous University of Madrid an ideal place for foreign students to experience life in one of Europe’s most vibrant cities. Check the website of the university.
The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, also known as the ULPGC (in Spanish Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) is a Spanish university located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the capital city of Gran Canaria island. It consists of six campuses: four in Gran Canaria (Tafira, Obelisco, San Cristóbal and Montaña Cardones), one on the island of Fuerteventura and one in the island of Lanzarote, with Tafira being the largest and most important. The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria offers 55 grade titles, 19 Master, and 41 Ph.D. programs to over 24,000 students. The fields offered are heavily focused towards technical and engineering studies (Civil Engineering, Architecture, Software Engineering) but also include health-related grades (Medicine, Nursery or Veterinary medicine) and Humanities (History, Law, Social Sciences). Check the website of the university.
The University of Almería (Spanish: Universidad de Almería, UAL) is a public university situated in Almería, Spain. Located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, it belongs to the La Cañada de San Urbano district of Almería City. In 2008 the University offered 38 different degree programmes, with 871 lecturers, and 11,628 students. The aim of this public university is to activate social change, through economic, cultural and social development of Almerían society, delivering the teaching staff and methods that best fit its historical, economical, and cultural profile. There are eight teaching colleges: health sciences, economics and business studies, natural sciences, education, law, experimental science, humanities and psychology. UAL’s research work is linked largely to its financial milieu, with a particular focus on solar energy, agriculture and water management. Some 5 per cent of the student body is made up of international students. All of them are offered a 60-hour Spanish language course before they begin their studies. Check the website of the university
Lithuania Business University of Applied Sciences (Lithuanian: Lietuvos verslo kolegija, LTVK) is a private college located in Klaipėda and Vilnius, Lithuania. LTVK is a modern and independent higher education institution founded in 1994 that prepares professionals in social and physical sciences who are focused on Lithuanian and European labour market. LTVK entails promising career opportunities, international exchange and leisure time typical for students. Check the website of the university.
Founded in 1735, as an institute of training specialists for mining and metallurgy serving as a model to many polytechnic institutes in the world, the University of Miskolc has always occupied a significant position in the cultivation of sciences, in professional education and training. During the last few decades of the 20th century, the Institution developed into a fully-fledged colorful university with the traditional three technical faculties (Earth Sciences, Materials Sciences, Mechanical Engineering and Informatics) and the new faculties of Economy, Law, Arts and Humanities, Health Care and Music, also courses of continuing education, or higher level vocational training. The University has approximately 10.000 students and close to 600 academic staff assisted by approximately equal number of technical and administrative employees. Most buildings of the University can be found in Egyetemváros (‘University Town’), a unique and spacious campus, which was built in the fashion of the American campus model and it is surrounded by a large park. The University Town – with its 850.000 square meters territory – is a part of the city of Miskolc. Bartók Béla Music Institute, which was integrated into the university in 1997, can be found in the Palace of Music downtown. The University has cooperation agreements with over 150 foreign universities, along with 160 bilateral agreements in the ERASMUS mobility programme. The University of Miskolc is the first Hungarian institution which won the ’Higher Education Quality Award’ in 2008. Check the website of the university
The University of Seville (Spanish: Universidad de Sevilla) is a university in Seville, Spain. Founded under the name of Colegio Santa María de Jesús in 1505, it has a present student body of over 65,000, and is one of the top-ranked universities in the country. The University of Seville is steeped in history and is one of the most important cultural centres in Spain, dating back to the 15th century when the Catholic Kings recovered the area from the Moors. It was originally the Colegio de Santa María de Jesús which had been created by Arcediano Maese Rodrigo Fernández de Santaella and was confirmed as a practising university in 1555 by the papal bull of Pope Julius II. Today, the University of Seville is well known for its vital research in Technology and Science which not only aids the development of science as a whole but, more importantly, enriches and develops not only the culture of Seville but all of Andalusia. The university takes pride in its self-government and independence but, above all, in its ability to provide a public service at such a high standard due to the calibre of the professors and lecturers that teach there. This motivation is reflected in their ancient motto with the four qualities that the university lives by:`Equality, Liberty, Justice and Pluralism´. Check the website of the university
ENCG El Jadida continues to invest efforts to promote the policy of establishing productive academic partnerships with universities worldwide and also promoting international student and staff exchange.