Erasmus Plus

Another step forward: good practices in international mobility

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Further appreciation of the internationalization policies carried out by the University of Sassari to make further progress in this strategic sector. The Erasmus+ national agency praised the good practice adopted by the University of Sassari promoting Erasmus placement mobility for post-graduate students and requested the collaboration of the Universities of Sassari and Pisa for the drafting of effective national guidelines.

The appreciation of the European Commission

This important result obtained domestically adds to the recognition of best practices awarded by the European Commission: the Directorate General for Education and Culture recognized the achievements of the University of Sassari in the organisation of student mobility with particular reference to the support that the University provides to students and incoming and outgoing staff before the beginning of their academic activities, applying the principles set out in the Erasmus Charter for higher education (ECHE). The ECHE-dedicated portal: "Make it work for you", that will be online later this year, will also release the experience of the University of Sassari among the good practices that other higher education institutions can implement to improve their performance.

Not just Europe. Good news also in terms of the participation of the University of Sassari to new actions undertaken by the European Commission as part of the Erasmus+ framework programme for "Partner countries". The new exchanges with non-European countries will start in 2016-2018 at the Department of Architecture, Design and City Planning of the University of Sassari, and Université de Tétouan-Tanger and Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah (Morocco), and Université de Sousse, Université de Monastir, Université de Sfax (Tunisia).

More funding for traineeships. Good results were achieved also in implementing the Erasmus+ mobility for Programme Countries, especially as regards Trainees, for which in 2016/17 the budget was increased by 19% compared to the 2015/16 funding, and teaching mobility, for which the budget has increased by 41% compared to 2015/16 funding.