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Erasmus mobility funding for staff training

Erasmus is the European Union’s (EU) funding programme for the mobility of higher education students and staff. Mobility means the visitation of colleagues from or to UCL with institutions of Higher Education in Europe.

Participating countries are the Erasmus+ programme countries which are the 28 Member States of the European Union, plus 6 non-EU countries who have signed an agreement for participating in Erasmus+.

The Erasmus+ programme aims to assist staff to develop their full potential in the work that they undertake for UCL.  Placements must be in keeping with UCL 2034 the Global Engagement Strategy as well as the strategic goals of the Department.

There are two dimensions of the Erasmus+. These are the Teaching Mobility and the Training Mobility.

  • Aim for Teaching Mobility:

To give Academics the opportunity to spend a teaching period in a partner University in order to:

Develop, broaden and enrich the range and content of their courses
Promote exchange of expertise and experience on pedagogical method
Create links between HEIs (and enterprise) and promote opportunities for research collaborations.

  • Aim for Training Mobility:

To enable staff to acquire knowledge, practical skills and expertise from training abroad which is relevant to their current job and their professional development.

Further information can be found on the UCL HR website.