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International mobility program ACADEMIC / OTHER STAFF

What does the international mobility program consist of?

The International Mobility Program for Academic and Other Staff has been devised so that professors ("PROF") and administrative and services personnel ("PAS") can have an international experience. This offers the opportunity to collaborate with institutions abroad, expand their professional experience, diversity their academic curriculum, internationalise research projects and share examples of good practices. At the same time, this mobility scheme offers participants a chance for personal enrichment and professional development.

What are the benefits of mobility for ACADEMIC AND OTHER STAFF?

For the teaching body/administrative personnel:

  • More international curriculum vitae
  • Research opportunities
  • Discovering good practices
  • Comparing methodologies and evaluation systems
  • Personal and professional enrichment
  • Improving language skills

For home institutions:

  • International training for teaching/administrative staff
  • Professional development
  • Research opportunity for teaching staff
  • Diversification of academic curriculum

What types of mobility are there?

International mobility may be for short or long stays. It can mean physically moving, or it can be virtual.

Short-stay mobility

The minimum duration is 2 days and the maximum is 5 days, excluding days of travel. It can be for teaching/training/research (PROF) or training (PROF/PAS). Attendance at congresses, talks or conferences, or presentation of publications, are expressly excluded. This mobility can be accomplished up to 30 September 2021.

  • The purpose of mobility for higher education institution staff to a company is to let participants learn from the transfer of knowledge or skills and acquire practical aptitudes.
  • The purpose of mobility for higher education institution staff to another such institution is to let participants learn from the experiences and good practices of the partner entity and enhance the skills their current job requires.

Job shadowing: period of observation at a company/institution/university. (PROF/PAS).

International Week: an opportunity to make contact with staff and professors from different international universities It enables the discovery of new ways of working, attending specialist talks, learning good practices, participating in specific workshops, putting one's own theoretical and language knowledge into practice, and discovering new horizons at both academic and professional level. View the training offer here (PROF/PAS).

Training courses: training offered by a company/institution/university. Courses (PROF/PAS).

Teaching mobility: Teaching at a partner institution. Erasmus places (PROF) For teaching activities between higher education institutions in countries belonging to the Erasmus program, the two institutions must have signed a specific agreement. During the stay, a minimum of 8 hours of teaching must be given. If the teaching mobility is requested outside the Erasmus program (UFV funding), an existing institutional agreement is not necessary, and the minimum number of hours will be set by agreement between the two parties.

Long-stay mobility

The duration may be for a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of one academic quarter. It can be either a research or teaching project.

Virtual-stay mobility

The objective of this project is to contribute to the mobility and exchange of teaching staff virtually, as part of International Relations at Home, so as to help develop capacities arising out of the international experience, for both professors and students.

Virtual mobility can entail very simple and brief activities, such as a masterclass, or more complex ones that could last up to a whole term. Through these collaborative activities, professors can build up a network of contacts which can lead to research projects and publications.

The universities we collaborate with most often with virtual mobility are the ones on our international networks (RIU- Regnum Christi International Universities and The Hague Network).

How do I start? Here are some notes on concepts, methodologies and specific objectives. Documents, presentation and explanatory video.

The different calls are published under the section opportunities.

What are the requirements to participate in a mobility program?

  • There must exist some form of contractual relationship between the participant and UFV.
  • Authorisation from the degree course director or head of department.
  • Mastery of the language in which the classes/seminars/training/research is to be conducted (normally English minimum level B1 for training mobility and level B2-C1 for teaching activities).

For long-stay mobility, each case will be studied individually by the Mobility Committee, taking into consideration the project and budget submitted in the memorandurm.

For virtual mobility, the application will be governed by the requirements for each call.