Staff Mobility with Erasmus
The ERASMUS programme gives university staff the opportunity to spend a short period of time teaching or working in one of our partner Universities.
Opportunities for staff under the Erasmus programme:
- Academic Staff Mobility to partner Universities
- Staff Training in partner Universities (open to all staff)
- Staff Training in Enterprises in participating countries (open to all staff)
- Staff from enterprises in Europe can be invited to teach in Swansea
- Academic (Teaching) Staff Mobility
- Teaching Staff Mobility can occur between Higher Education Institutions which hold an Erasmus University Charter.
When planning an Erasmus Teacher Mobility visit it is important to ensure that the planned activities include one or more of the following:
- The visiting teacher’s contribution will form an integral part of the receiving university’s degree programme
- The mobility activities will contribute to the production of new teaching material
- The participation of the teacher will help to strengthen relations between the sending and the receiving universities’ departments and faculties, and will help prepare future cooperation.
Staff Training in Partner University (Open to all staff)
Swansea staff can spend a short period of time working in one of our partner Universities in Europe. The scheme allows staff from This can either be an arrangement made by individuals, or staff can apply to attend one of the many open weeks organised by our partner universities. As with teaching staff mobility, this mobility can only occur between Univeristies holding a valid Erasmus University Charter.
Staff Training in a partner University or in a Business / Industry (Open to all staff)
Swansea staff can spend a short period of time undergoing training in a business or industry in Europe. The purpose is to allow staff to learn by transfer of knowledge or knowhow and to acquire practical skills. Formal periods of practical training, short secondments, etc should account for the majority of the activities carried out. In addition language training, seminars and workshops, courses and conferences can also form a part of this mobility.
How is it funded?
An Erasmus mobility grant is available towards the travel and subsistence costs of the teaching visit.
For the 2013/14 academic year a maximum of £421 is available to cover travel costs, in addition subsistence is also paid - rates depend on length of the teaching / training period and the country visited. More information is available on request, but as an example a 5 day training stay in Spain with a day either side for travelling would receive subsistence funding up to a maximum of £797.00.
Where can I go?
For the list of current Erasmus partner Universities, click here, they are listed under the Europe section.
If you are interested in using an existing Erasmus link or in developing a new link under the Erasmus scheme, then please contact Carol Smith in the International Development Office on Ext 5944 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunities at Partner Universities in 2014:
- Corvinus University of Budapest - Staff Training week 26th - 30th May 2014. More information can be found here.
- Afyon Kocatepe University - International week 28th - 31st May 2014. More information can be found here.
- Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona - Erasmus staff week 12th - 16th May. More information can be found here.
- The University of A Coruna - Erasmus staff week 12th - 16th May. More information can be found here.
- Freie Universitat Berlin - International week - Internationalisation and Sports in Higher Education - 3rd - 7th June 2014. More information can be found here.
- Universidad de Murcia - Erasmus Staff Week - 19th - 23rd May - More information can be found here.
- Universidade de Vigo - International Week - 23rd - 27th June - More information can be found here.
- The University of Granada - Staff Training Week - 2nd - 6th June - More information can be found here. The online application is open from 10th - 24th March.