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)

University of Los Andes - July’s short-term programs 2017 (Chile)

  December 15th 2016


Application form for the GO UANDES Intensive Spanish Courses available here.

Application form for the GO UANDES Chilean Economy available here.

Summer Course "The European System of Human Rights Protection" (Germany)

  December 15th 2016


The Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany conducts the 19th Summer Course "The European System of Human Rights Protection", from 9 to 22 July 2017, at their Faculty of Law.

This Summer Course will be held in English, it will provide you with information about various European systems and their human rights protection.

They will provide 10 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) for your participation.

The total fee for the program is 490€ and it includes:

  • full tuition costs;
  • accommodation for the entire period of the programme;
  • all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

For more information about the Summer Course and the application procedure please visit their website or contact:

LUISS Summer University (Italy)

  December 14th 2016


The summer programs last between one and three weeks each year in June-July and are open to international undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

For further information and additional queries:

EBS LAW SUMMER 2017 (Germany)

  December 14th 2016


EBS Law Summer 2017 Website.

European Master on Wine Tourism Innovation (WINTOUR)

  December 13th 2016


Dear Sir/Madam,

We are extremely pleased to bring to your attention the European Master on Wine Tourism Innovation (WINTOUR), a new joint master programme offered by the University Rovira i Virgili (Spain) in collaboration with two other European universities: University of Porto (Portugal) and University of Bordeaux (France).

Being located in regions renowned worldwide for the excellent wine production and wine-related tourism sector, each one of these universities offers a specialized training in Tourism and Oenology, thus contributing to fill in the existing gap in a new profession that needs a multidisciplinary training that incorporates different abilities.

WINTOUR is a two-year study programme completely taught in English delivered by the three European institutions. All students enrolled in the programme must complete one semester in each of the institutions and additionally take an internship in the final semester, following the established structure of the programme.

For those who are interested in this master programme, they can apply to a scholarship, which includes contribution for subsistence costs, travel, insurance, participation costs at the host universities and in some cases installation costs. Both EU and non-EU students are eligible for funding.

The first call for applications for WINTOUR intake 2017-2019 runs until the 20th of February 2017 for those applying to an Erasmus+ scholarship.

For further details on the programme partner institutions and applications, please refer to the official website.

To clarify any doubts, please contact

Kind regards,

International Office Team at U.Porto

11th edition of the Carlos V European Awards (Spain)

  December 13th 2016


The call for the 11th edition of the Carlos V European Awards is now open. It will be held annually and open to individuals, initiatives, institutions and projects.

The Carlos V European Awards organised by The European Academy of Yuste Foundation will be held on an annual basis from now on and be open to individuals, initiatives, institutions and projects that have contributed to exalting the European Union. Awards will be delivered on the 9th of May, European Union Day, at the Monastery of Yuste.

Until now, awards were given every two years and only to highlighted celebrities, for their contribution to the idea of Europe. However, the reason for the changes to the eleventh edition is to recognise the contributions to the general knowledge and towards exalting the cultural, social, scientific and historical values of Europe, and building and integrating Europe from any sphere of society.

The director general of Exterior Affairs, Rosa Balas, and the director of The European Academy of Yuste Foundation, Juan Carlos Moreno, have informed about these novelties and that the call to submit candidacies is now open. The term shall run from today, the 5th December, until the 31st January 2017.

The director of The European Academy of Yuste Foundation said that candidacies must be submitted both in English and Spanish, and be endorsed by institutions, entities, associations, etc. Candidates must also belong to the sphere of the countries of European Union, the European Free Trade Association or candidate countries for adhesion to the EU, and ensure the acceptance of the award and the attendance of the award winners at the awards ceremony and any activities organised in this respect.

The financial allocation for this 11th Edition of the Carlos V European Awards is 30,000 euros. Documentation may be sent by email to, by registered mail or delivered by hand to The European Academy of Yuste Foundation.

The Carlos V European Awards, an award that has been recognising the role carried out by the leading characters and driving forces behind the European building process since 1995, was created with the purpose of rewarding the individuals, organisations, projects or initiatives that have contributed to the general knowledge and exaltation of the cultural, social, scientific and historical values of Europe, as well as the building and integration process of Europe with their efforts and dedication.

The award shall be given by the Board of The European Academy of Yuste Foundation at the proposal of a jury formed by renowned celebrities in the scientific, cultural, historiographical, institutional, academic, social, or political spheres.

A total of 22 candidates from organisations of 7 countries of the European Union came forward in the last edition, and 17 was the total number of candidates nominated to receive a Carlos V European Award.


During the presentation of the new edition, the director general of Exterior Affairs, Rosa Balas, said that the Carlos V European Awards will take a step forward by becoming an annual award, and she also highlighted that, as the ceremony will be held on or around the European Union Day, it will become a “regional, national and European event that will bring together the driving force behind the European building process”. She also said that the award is linked to the concession of European research and mobility scholarships for European studies.

Those who have received this award are inspiring examples for the rest of society and with their recognition, we have sought to give more visibility to the significant advancements achieved while remaining united in Europe. A good example of this is the last award winner, the Italian teacher, Sofia Corradi, the driving force behind the most important European student exchange programme: Erasmus.

In times where Europe needs role models that strengthen and reinforce the cohesion between countries to give answers to the pressing challenges of a globalised world, the Carlos V European Awards would like to place value on all the efforts and work of the role models that make possible a more robust, social and democratic Europe.

Find attach call for candidates

Nuria Verdiguier Cerón
Responsable de Comunicación
Fundación Academia Europea de Yuste
Real Monasterio de Yuste s/n
10430 Cuacos de Yuste-Cáceres
Tel: +34 927 014090 / 610610160