"TIME TO TEACH" Programme

  November 14th 2016


"TIME TO TEACH" is an official programme created by the Ministry of Education of Ecuador that aims to improve English teaching in public schools.  

For this, they are recruiting volunteers to come and teach English for 10 or 6-month periods. They are looking for teachers, recent graduates or BA students in the last year of studies (in any discipline). The main requirement is holding an internationally recognized certification on knowledge of English at level B2. 

The programme provides the trip (round trip for long term positions), insurance, visa, an allowance, accommodation and meals in host families, etc. 

More information can be found in the website of the Ministry of Education of Ecuador.

Opening of the contest “Wear the U.Porto T-Shirt! 2016/2017”

  November 11th 2016


The 2016/2017 edition of the “Wear the U.Porto T-Shirt” contest has opened on 8th November!

Students were invited to participate in the contest, by taking a photo wearing the U.Porto t-shirt in a creative environment. The contest has two categories, one dedicated to incoming students and other dedicated to outgoing students. 

  • International students studying at U.Porto (incoming) are invited to be as creative as possible and send a photo that pictures their mobility period in Porto city.
  • U.Porto students undertaking a mobility period abroad (outgoing) will have the chance to send their creative photo wearing the U.Porto t-shirt in the countries where they are undertaking their mobility period.

The contest is divided by semester so that all international students have the chance to participate. The winners are announced at the end of each semester.

This year’s prizes will be announced very soon through the International platform.

Information sessions about funding opportunities for projects within the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme

  November 10th 2016


Following the new call of the Erasmus+ Programme, recently published by the European Commission, the International Relations Office is as usual available to give all the necessary support in the preparation of potential applications to be submitted by U.Porto teachers and staff, in collaboration with partner institutions, both as coordinators or partners.

In this sense, and as the IRO has been done in the last years, we would like to propose 3 Information sessions about funding opportunities within the framework of the Erasmus Programme +, on the following dates:

  • Monday, November 21, 2:30pm, Faculty of Sciences (Anfiteatro FC5)
  • Wednesday, November 23,  11:00am, Faculty of Medicine (Room 4 in CIM)
  • Wednesday, November 23,  2:30pm, Faculty of Pharmacy (Room 4, 1st floor, Ed. 3)

We would like to thank FCUP, FFUP, ICBAS and FMUP their collaboration and availability of spaces.

2017 Amgen Scholars Europe Programme

  November 9th 2016


The 2017 Amgen Scholars Europe Programme application period is now open!

The Amgen Scholars Programme provides selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at some of Europe’s leading educational institutions. As Amgen Scholars, students have the opportunity to:

  • Take part in important university research projects, gain hands-on lab experience, and contribute to the advancement of science;
  • Interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including some of Europe’s top academic scientists; and
  • Participate in engaging scientific seminars, workshops, and other networking events.

The application deadline for all of the EU host universities is February 1st, 2017. Lingua franca for all programmes is English.

More details at and

Transilvania University (Romania)

  November 8th 2016

  Staff Weeks

Dear Colleagues and Partners,

We are happy to announce the International Week organised by University Transilvania of Brașov, Romania.

We kindly invite you to participate to our event, between 24 and 28 of April 2017!

The main topic is: New times – same practices? How to address international challenges as Erasmus+ participants.

During a week spent in beautiful surroundings and legendary places we aim to have a fruitful exchange of ideas and best practices and strengthen our international partnerships through networking. The participants are encouraged to make a presentation about their respective institution and to contribute to the workshops.

Please find here the official invitation, preliminary programme and registration form.

Since the number of participants is limited, please fill in the registration form and return it before 16th January 2017 to the e-mail address:

Please note that participants are expected to cover their own travel and living expenses through the Erasmus funds for staff/teaching mobility or otherwise.

Looking forward welcoming you at Brașov,

Prof. Dr. Eng. Ioan Vasile ABRUDAN, Rector
Prof. Dr. Eng. Simona LACHE, Institutional Erasmus+ Coordinator

Biroul Erasmus +
B-dul Eroilor nr. 29, 500036, Brasov, ROMANIA
Tel: +40 268 473 473

Vacancy: International Officer

  November 8th 2016


Location: National Taiwan University
Unit: Office of International Affairs
Service: Professional Services
Hours: Full-time
Salary Range: NTD 31,000-47,000

National Taiwan University
National Taiwan University, the flagship of Taiwan’s higher education and one of the top-ranking institutions in Asia, provides top-notch education and cutting-edge research in 54 departments and 109 graduate institutes in 11 colleges. The University Spirit-Virtue, Diligence, Fidelity, Philanthropy- mandates self-improvement as well as commitment to the betterment of the society and of humanity in general.
This opportunity suits any individual with professional oral and writing English/Chinese skills. The incumbent will support translation, communication, publication, presentations and reports internally and externally. Planning programs and preparing documents efficiently are also required.
A bachelor or a master’s degree in humanities or other fields.

High proficiency of English and Chinese.
Years of experience working in higher education or administration would be desirable.
IT Skills
Good knowledge of software programs, including Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint.
Additional Information
Required documents: a cover letter, bilingual Chinese/ English biography & CV and relevant documents, including scanned degree(s)/ diploma(s) or certificate(s). Selected candidates will be notified by email for further interview conducted at Office of International Affairs, National Taiwan University.

Closing Date: 01 December, 2016

國立臺灣大學 國際事務處
Office of International Affairs
National Taiwan University
No. 1, Sec 4, Roosevelt Rd, Taipei 10617, Taiwan
T: +886 (0)2 3366 2007
F: +886 (0)2 2362 0096

Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne 2017

  November 8th 2016


Saint-Etienne Cité du design and Ecole Supérieure d’Art et Design announced the 10th edition of the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne 2017 that will take place from March 9th to April 9th, 2017, under the title «Working Promesse, shifting work paradigms».

Work is one of the major preoccupations of our society as it generates incomes and status but it is also a promise of emancipation and prospect. In 2017, in Saint-Etienne, designers, companies but also the Saint-Etienne territory as a whole will gather around this promising and ambitious topic in order to confront perspectives, ideologies, innovations and desires. 

The Biennial is an opportunity to gather many international partners and is also a great tool for professors or students to immerse themselves, to draw inspiration from the works presented and therefore to incorporate their experience within the Erasmus Programme. 

For more information, please follow

Univie: Summer/Winter Schools 2017

  November 8th 2016


Univie: Summer and Winter Schools are short programmes, mirroring the versatility of academic disciplines at the University of Vienna. These intensive programmes are designed to meet students’ needs for cultural, interdisciplinary and scientific learning. Students gain the unique opportunity to engage with high-level academics, recognized experts in their field and industry leaders. Most of the courses are held in Vienna, some at other venues in Austria and some take place abroad.

Please find more information at the univie: summer/winter school website.

External students will be admitted to the University of Vienna as extraordinary students and will thus enjoy insurance coverage (general accident and liability insurance). Furthermore, participants from our partner universities have the opportunity to receive a tuition waiver for their selected univie: summer/winter school from the University of Vienna.

For funding possibilities or additional information, please contact

Discover Porto with the Municipality of Porto

  November 7th 2016


Discover Porto.

Biblioteca Almeida Garett – Divisão Municipal de Bibliotecas
2016-11-09 (3pm)

Paços do Concelho – Câmara Municipal do Porto
2016-11-14 (2.30pm)

Centro Histórico do Porto – Reabilitação Urbana do Morro da Sé - SRU
2016-11-17 (2:30pm)

Centro Histórico do Porto – Divisão Municipal de Museus e Património Cultural
2016-11-24 (2.30pm)

Biblioteca Pública Municipal do Porto – Divisão Municipal de Bibliotecas
2016-11-30 (2.30pm)

Muralha Fernandina – Divisão Municipal de Museus e Património Cultural
2016-12-07 (2.30pm)

Casa do Infante – Divisão Municipal de Arquivo Histórico
2016-12-14 (2.30pm)

CAUP - Observação do Céu Noturno – Universidade do Porto
A definir

Museu Romântico da Quinta da Macieirinha – Divisão Municipal de Museus e Património Cultural
2017-01-05 (2.30pm)

“Caminhos do Romântico” – Divisão Municipal de Museus e Património Cultural
2017-01-12 (2.30pm)

Casa Museu Guerra Junqueiro – Divisão Municipal de Museus e Património Cultural
2017-01-19 (2.30pm)

Museu do Vinho do Porto – Divisão Municipal de Museus e Património Cultural
2017-01-26 (2.30pm)

Ciclo Cemiterial / Jardins do Palácio de Cristal – Divisão Municipal Parques Urbanos
2017-02-17 (2.30pm)

First transnational meeting of «Sharing childhood 2» Project

  November 7th 2016


Last Friday October 28th, the first transnational meeting of «Sharing childhood 2» Project («SACHI 2») was held in the University of the Balearic Islands.

The project is funded by the European Commission, in the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme. Sharing childhood 2 is a two year project where four European institutions are going to collaborate.

The partners are the Association Educational Centre for Intergenerational Integration HIPOKAMP (PL), the University of Porto (PT), the University of Strathclyde (UK), and the Social and Educational Training and Research Group (GIFES) from the University of Balearic Islands (ES), as coordinator. 

The intergenerational approach to senior education, proposed by SACHI2 is going to be implemented joining senior and children during the next school year in the involved schools from Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom and Spain.

«SACHI 2» continues the work of «SACHI 1», with the goal of expanding impact the on the educational community: adults, students (children) and teachers. The aim is also to promote the acquisition of language skills, collaborative and technological skills by the senior participants.

The project consists of six sessions where senior (>50) and students/children from local schools in each country (around 10 years old) share experiences.

It is estimated that about 1,320 people are going to be involved and it is expected that, thanks to a rigorous assessment, SACHI2 will produce new findings about intergenerational relations for this research field. The first year (2016-2017) is dedicated to research and preparation of the implementation foreseen for the second year (2017-2018).

The positive impact is expected to be felt not only by the partner organisations but also in schools participating in the project, in Porto, Palma de Mallorca, Strathclyde and Lodz.

With the project launch, partners are now starting to work on the implementation of the SACHI2 project, with the aim of contributing to create quality educational opportunities tailored to individual needs of senior students and to increase the use of inclusive methodologies related to educational diversity, in particularly intergenerational methodologies.

The elaboration and implementation of an intergenerational programme will contribute to help the senior community to develop new and useful skills while contributing to creating an inclusive society.