Happy Holidays and Happy New Year 2017!

  December 23rd 2016


The International Office of the University of Porto will be closed from Saturday December 24, 2016 until Monday January 2, 2017.

Wishes of Happy Holidays and Happy New Year 2017!

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Postgraduate Program Studies: Language Education for Refugees and Migrants (Greece)

  December 22nd 2016


More information is available here.

Bayreuth International Summer School 2017 (Germany)

  December 22nd 2016


Cracow University of Economics (Poland)

  December 22nd 2016

  Staff Weeks

International Week for Academic and Administrative Staff

Dear Colleagues,

The Cracow University of Economics kindly invites teachers and academic staff to our International week from the 2nd to the 7th of April 2017 in Krakow, Poland. The main topic of our programme is “Good ideas for worse times – a turning point in mobility".

We will be happy to host a maximum of 25 participants. We consider it an excellent opportunity to share our knowledge and experience in the field of mobility, promote the idea of internationalization and strengthen our international partnerships through meeting in person.

Our programme is tailored for both teaching and administrative staff. Additionally we invite teachers who are interested in our main topic to prepare the proposal of the course related to mobility crisis.

Participants are expected to cover their own travel and living expenses. Registration fee is 50 Euro. Please see Application Form, draft programmeand map/map Registration form shall be sent to Ms Agnieszka Nowak

Confirmation of those selected and non-selected will be sent to all participants by e-mail after the 30th of January 2017. Information about accommodation and the final programme will be sent only to selected participants. Please do not make travel arrangements before your participation is confirmed.

Let us also take an opportunity to thank you for cooperation so far and wish you happy holidays and prosperous New Year 2017.

Looking forward to continuing our fruitful cooperation and hope to see you in Cracow!

IPO Team
International Programmes Office
Cracow University of Economics
Rakowicka 27, 31-510 Krakow, Poland

2017 Hardiman PhD Research Scholarship

  December 21st 2016


Erasmus+ Traineeship Offer in the annual festival Nordischer Klang (Germany)

  December 21st 2016


West University of Timișoara (Romania)

  December 21st 2016

  Staff Weeks

Universitatea de Vest din Timişoara/ West University of Timișoara is very pleased to announce its forth edition of the Erasmus Staff Training Week: 24th – 28th April 2017.

Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara (UVT) is the main higher education and research center in Western Romania. It is a comprehensive university that fosters interdisciplinarity, including 11 faculties with their respective departments, as well as a Department of Teacher Training. The faculties functioning within the framework of UVT are: Arts and Design; Chemistry, Biology, Geography; Economics and Business Administration; Law and Administrative Sciences; Letters, History and Theology; Mathematics and Informatics; Music; Physical Education and Sports; Physics; Political Sciences, Philosophy and Communication Sciences; Sociology and Psychology.

Our Erasmus Staff Training Week targets all staff members from UVT’s partner universities interested in knowing more about us, as well as exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of the new Erasmus+ Programme and other processes of internationalization in the field of higher education in Europe and worldwide.

Our Programme includes: presentations of UVT’s 11 faculties all actively involved in Erasmus+ exchanges, presentation of our Department of International Relations and the Erasmus+ Office within it, job shadowing for all our participants, visit at museum, networking and farewell dinners at Romanian traditional restaurant and a nearby vineyard.

During the time spent together we will discuss various means and approaches to support all Erasmus+ participants in our universities in order to make them feel at home and offer optimum international study/placement/teaching/training conditions. Therefore, we would like to invite you all to share knowledge and good practices with us in Timişoara, the biggest city in the West of Romania.

Should you be interested in participating in our Erasmus Staff Training Week, 4th edition 2017, please fill in the application form (available here) by the 24th of March 2017. Participation fee: 80 euros/ person– to be paid upon arrival. The participation fee includes: coffee breaks Mo-Fri, networking and farewell dinners.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Looking forward to meeting you in Timişoara!

Department of International Relations
West University of Timisoara
Tel.: +40 256 592352; Fax. +40256592313
Bd. Vasile Pârvan, nr.4
Timișoara - 300223, România

University of Kent (United Kingdom)

  December 19th 2016

  Staff Weeks

Dear partners,

The University of Kent is pleased to announce a staff training week for staff from our Erasmus and international partners.

This will take place at our Canterbury campus, 27-31 March 2017 and is aimed at practitioners within a communications role. Applications will open in the New Year and we will be in touch again soon with full details.

Best wishes,

Erasmus team
Miss Janet Wilson-Sharp, Mrs Françoise McKee, Mrs Brechje Klok-White
Erasmus Placement Co-ordinator, Erasmus Placement Officer, Erasmus Placement Officer | University of Kent
International Partnerships, The Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1227 824042| | Web: | Student Enquiries: 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00

The UK’s European University
In the top 10% of the world’s leading universities for international outlook Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16
Ranked 20thin the UK Times Higher Education (THE) 'Table of Tables'2016 2016

Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki (Greece)

  December 19th 2016

  Staff Weeks

Dear partners,

Greetings from Thessaloniki!

Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki is pleased to invite you or your colleagues, faculty and administrative staff to participate and bring your story and field of expertise to our students and colleagues in our 1st International Week, which will be held from 8 to 12 of May 2017 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

We kindly ask that guest speakers prepare lectures that last from 60 to 90 minutes. All lectures must be in English and the following topics would be much appreciated:

  • Automation Engineering – Civil Engineering – Electronics Engineering – Informatics Engineering – Automotive Engineering
  • Nutrition and Dietetics – Food Technology – Agriculture Technology
  • Business – Tourism and hospitality – Advertising – Library Science and Information Systems – Accounting and finance
  • Physiotherapy – Nursing – Midwifery – Laboratories Studies – Early Childhood Care and Education – Aesthetics and Cosmetology

If you are interested in participating please keep in mind that limited numbers of places are available (25). Therefore we may not be able to accept all the applications received (maximum 2 per institution).

Online registration will be organized from 10 until 25 of January 2017, in which you will be asked to provide some details on your lecture. For the administrative staff there will be specific fields of interest. Confirmations will be sent until January 30, 2017.

Please do not hesitate to contact us by email (, in case you have any questions or concerns about our International Week.  

We are looking forward to your visit!

We wish you a very Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year!

Best regards,

Μαργαρίτα Χατζηλία
Αλεξάνδρειο ΤΕΙ Θεσσαλονίκης
Γραφείο Erasmus
ΤΘ 141
57400 Σίνδος
+30 2310013709

Margarita Chatzilia
Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki
Erasmus Office
PO Box 141
57400 Sindos
+30 2310013709

Vacancies for Research Associates and Teachers at The Royal Academy (Bhutan)

  December 16th 2016


Greetings from the Kingdom of Bhutan!

The Royal Academy is a visionary initiative of His Majesty The King that recognizes the critical role of education in enriching the lives of people & society; nurturing successive generations of leaders; narrowing emerging economic & social disparities; and building a strong, secure and prosperous nation.

Comprising an Education Research Centre, a Teacher Development Centre and a co-educational residential School (Grades VII to XII at full capacity), The Royal Academy is guided by a philosophy that focuses on the holistic development of individuals.  The aim is to help them to actualise their innate potential across all areas of development – cerebral, physical, social, emotional and spiritual – and, in the process, enabling them to become exceptional leaders and good human beings.

In view of the above, The Royal Academy is putting together a team of Research Associates (up to nine vacancies) who will be responsible for developing & evolving a unique curriculum for students, a design & framework for assessing their learning and a system for validating the assessment process along with programmes & activities for the professional development of teachers. Furthermore, we are strengthening our team of Teachers (up to six vacancies) who will be responsible for planning, organising, and delivering instructional programmes in their area of expertise to support the development of students. They will also be responsible for undertaking research, and/or teacher development, and pastoral activities to support achievement of the Academy’s vision and philosophy

Further information about the vacancies and the application process as well as access to the Stage I Application Form can be viewed by clicking on the following link to our website.

It may be noted that though it is preferable that the Research Associates should be willing to live in & work from our campus in Paro, Bhutan, we are also happy to receive applications from exceptional candidates who are unable to relocate in case it is felt that they could contribute effectively from their own homes, particularly in this day & age where technology connects us all. However, the Teachers will have to work in our campus in Paro, Bhutan.

I would be grateful if you could circulate information about these vacancies through the International Office at the University of Porto so that we could benefit from their participation in our application process leading up to a potential employment opportunity.

In case you have any queries, please feel free to reach out to me.

Warm regards,

Arun Kapur
Director, The Royal Academy
(His Majesty’s Secretariat)