UGR joins Erasmus+ project to enhance academic dimension of exchange studies

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:20
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The University of Granada, through its Vice-Rectorate for Internationalization and International Relations Office, is currently participating in the European project entitled “AIMED – Aiming to educate by promoting the academic dimension of Erasmus+”, which will focus on enhancing key academic aspects of international student mobility. The project kick-off meeting was held at the University of Łódź (Poland) on 5 and 6 November 2018.

The primary objective of the initiative is to boost the academic dimension of exchange studies by creating an online platform that will provide students with easy and improved access to the full range of academic programmes and courses on offer at the participating universities.

The AIMED project was set in motion on the 1 September and will run for 2 years, tackling the different phases involved in the international student mobility process. Firstly, the project team will conduct an analysis of the current states of affairs regarding the academic offerings of the partner universities involved in the initiative. This analysis will be carried out in collaboration with undergraduate students from diverse programmes, who will act as a focus group. In the second phase, the project partners will design and subsequently roll out an online platform that will enable students to browse — in an intuitive and user-friendly way — the programme and course catalogues of the partner universities. In the final phase, the results and impact related to the implementation of the platform will be presented, with a view to potentially setting up the project at other universities.

The AIMED project is coordinated by the University of Łódź and involves the participation of five other European institutions; University of Cádiz (Spain), University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), University of Primorska (Slovenia), European Humanities University (Lithuania), Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania), as well as the European University Foundation and the Erasmus Student Network.

The project has been awarded €299,559 in funding as part of the 2018 call for proposals within the framework of the Erasmus+ Key Action 2 “Strategic Partnerships” programme. The UGR is currently participating in a further six Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships that were approved as part of the 2017 and 2018 calls for proposals, acting as the coordinator of one these partnerships.

Further information:

International Relations Office