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Erasmus+ KA107 Programme gives the UA a tenfold increase in funding thanks to the high quality of projects submitted

The UA was funded with €30,000 for the first time in 2016, rising to €330,000 this year.


This funding implies increasing outward mobility opportunity from 7 to 111 places.

 

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Alicante. Wednesday, 05 July 2017

The Erasmus+ KA107 European Programme has just made this year's decision (2017) public with an impressive outcome for the University of Alicante. Thanks to the high quality of the projects submitted by the UA Office of the Vice President for International Relations, our university has managed to meet this programme's stringent requirements, resulting in a funding allocation of  €330,000.

UA Vice President for International Relations Juan Llopis and Director of International Mobility Antonio Galiano explained that the UA received funds for this programme for the first time last academic year 2015/2016, with an aid of €31,000 and the projects submitted this year have been awarded a funding of €330,000, which is an amazing increase of ten times the funds granted last year", they confirmed.

The granting of these funds will increase the international mobility of UA students, faculty and administrative members, going from 7 places last year to 111 this year. "This is excellent news for the UA, given the EU high level of competitiveness and demand for the granting of these international mobility grants," Juan Llopis stated.

What is new this year is that the projects drafted will allow us to include mobility for academic and administrative staff, other than only for students as happened last year, "which will allow us to strengthen relationships with partners that we consider strategic," Galiano added.

Both of them explained in detail that the work carried out by the UA Mobility Office and the support of the faculties has been crucial to achieve these excellent results, since the project is closely connected to the type of activity to be developed in the host country. They also added that a project has been drafted to collaborate with 17 countries worldwide and the projects requested for Argentina, Costa Rica, Georgia, India, Iran, Korea, Mexico, Malaysia, Mozambique, Chile, Serbia, Tunisia and South Africa have been awarded funding"

 

Destinations with funding awarded by faculties/schools and fields of knowledge:

Polytechnic School

-  Computer Science: Costa Rica and India.

-  Architecture: Australia, Costa Rica, Korea, Mexico and Chile.

Faculty of Arts:

-  Languages: Tunisia, Serbia, Iran, South Africa and Malaysia

Faculty of Science:

-  Sciences: Argentina

-  Master's degree in Sustainable Fisheries Management: Mozambique

Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences:

-  Economic Sciences: India and South Africa.

For all faculties and schools: Georgia.

 

What is the Erasmus+ KA107 Programme?

Europe has been financing the Erasmus Programme for over 25 years and this has enabled more than three million European students to take part of their studies at another European Higher Education institution. Erasmus + expands these opportunities, allowing mobility between other parts of the world and Europe, ie between the so-called "Member Countries" "and "Partner Countries".

Member countries are those that fully participate in the Erasmus + Program (the 28 EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey) and the partner countries of the rest of the world (Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, the Vatican City State, Iran, Iraq, Yemen and Gulf Cooperation Council countries are not eligible for international mobility).

The programme gives the highest priority to neighbouring EU regions, both Eastern (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine) and Southern (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine , Syria and Tunisia).

The assessment committee of this international mobility programme is highly demanding and the proposals submitted have been selected according to the following criteria:

  • Relevance of the strategy
  • Quality of cooperation mechanisms
  • Quality of project design and implementation
  • Impact and dissemination

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