UL has been an active participant in the European Union's Erasmus programme since 1988. UL has over 300 EU University partners from 26 countries in Europe with which approximately 1,000 students are exchanged every year.
The Erasmus+ programme offers funded opportunities for academic and administrative staff to work or teach at partner institutions.
Under the Erasmus+ Teacher Mobility scheme, academic staff may travel to a UL partner university to teach for eight hours per week. A teaching plan and signed grant agreement should be submitted to the Erasmus Coordinator before departure. On return, a signed certificate of participation should be submitted. (See the documents in the sidebar.) A travel and subsistence grant is paid to the participant. The rates for different EU countries are given in the documents in the sidebar. At the end of the mobility, the EU Commission requests a report from the participant.
With a view to fostering innovation and facilitating improvements in specific sectors, administrative and technical staff may travel to a UL partner university to attend training programmes, to shadow staff members working in the same area, to experience working practices and facilities or to attend a formal Erasmus Staff Training week. These are hosted throughout the year by partner universities. For a list of upcoming Erasmus Staff Weeks, please see links in the sidebar. A travel and subsistence grant is paid to the participant. The rates for different EU countries are given in the documents in the sidebar. At the end of the mobility, the EU Commission requests a report from the participant.
Further details on staff and teacher mobililty are available from the EU Commission website.