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The ERASMUS Programme

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Modernising universities:Bologna and Lisbon go hand in hand Bologna Process: European Higher Education Area by 2010 (EUR 46) Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs: Knowledge Society by 2010 (EU 27 + 6) Education and TrainingHE Policy Context

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Three big reforms Curricular reform (Bologna) Governance reform (autonomy and accountability) Funding reform (public and private funding, enterprises…) Education and TrainingHE Policy Context

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Easily readable and comparable degrees (Diploma Supplement) Two main cycles (undergraduate/graduate) Credit system, such as ECTS Promotion of mobility European cooperation in quality assurance; Promoting European dimension in HE Bologna Declaration:strongly inspired by Erasmus

The Erasmus programme – more than just studying abroad : 

5 The Erasmus programme – more than just studying abroad Mobility component (decentralised actions) Student mobility (studying, training, language learning) Staff mobility Intensive programmes Cooperation component (centralised actions) Networks Multilateral projects Accompanying measures

Participation in Erasmus mobility 2008/2009 : 

6 6 Participation in Erasmus mobility 2008/2009 Student mobility: 1987/88: 3 000 students 2008/09: 198 500 students in total: 2 million students in mid 2009 Staff mobility: 2008/09: 28 600 : teaching assignments 7 700 : staff training periods in total: 260 000 teachers and staff >4000 HEIs in 31 countries + Croatia & FYROM (2009) & Switzerland (2011) Target for 2012: 3 million students!

Celebrating the 2 000 000th Erasmus student in Lund in October 2009 : 

7 Celebrating the 2 000 000th Erasmus student in Lund in October 2009

Erasmus trends (1) : 

Erasmus trends (1) Student mobility for studies: still growing But decreasing growth rates From 8% to less than 2% Stagnation/decrease in 10 countries Study mobility evolution (2007 to 2008): + 3.4 % Placement mobility evolution (2007 to 2008): + 51.9 % Student mobility for placements 2006/2007: 14 400 (Leonardo) 2007/2008: 20 000 (Erasmus) 2008/2009: 30 300 (Erasmus)

Erasmus trends (2) : 

Erasmus trends (2)

Erasmus Student mobility for studies (2) : 

10 Erasmus Student mobility for studies (2) Legend: Green = growth of mobility Yellow = stagnation Red = decrease Academic year 2007/08

Erasmus student mobility for studies 2008/2009 : 

11 Erasmus student mobility for studies 2008/2009 168 157 Erasmus students in Europe More than 2700 HEI sent and 2421 received Erasmus students Top sending countries: FR, DE and ES Stagnation in 5 countries: DK, DE, AT, PL, UK Decrease in 5 countries: EE, IE, CY, IS, LI Top destination countries: ES, FR and DE Erasmus students: 4.23% of graduates1 Duration: 6.5 months Average EU grant: 272 € per month 1 2007/08 data

Student mobility for placements 2008/09 : 

Student mobility for placements 2008/09 30 337 Erasmus students in Europe Top sending countries: FR, DE, and UK Top destination countries: ES, UK and DE Duration: 4.4 months Average EU grant: 432 € per month Average age: 23 years Number of host enterprises: around 20 000

Erasmus in the UK 2008/2009 (1) : 

13 13 Erasmus in the UK 2008/2009 (1) Study mobility: 142 participating higher education institutions 7428 outgoing students –most popular destinations: FR(2146), ES(1698), DE(990) 16064 incoming students –mainly from FR(4400), DE(2927), ES(2549)

Erasmus in the UK 2008/2009 (1) : 

14 14 Erasmus in the UK 2008/2009 (1) Study mobility: 142 participating higher education institutions 7428 outgoing students –most popular destinations: FR(2146), ES(1698), DE(990) 16064 incoming students –mainly from FR(4400), DE(2927), ES(2549) Foreign languages EU: 14.6%; UK: 41.2% Engineering EU: 8.8%; 3.4% Architecture EU: 4.6%; 0.7% Social & behavioural sciences EU: 11.9%; 7.9%

Erasmus in the UK 2007/2008 (2) : 

15 15 Erasmus in the UK 2007/2008 (2) placement mobility: 92 participating higher education institutions 3400 outgoing students –most popular destinations: FR(1390), ES (687), DE(667) 4470 incoming students –mainly from FR(1281), DE(922), ES(570)

Erasmus in the UK 2007/2008 (2) : 

16 16 Erasmus in the UK 2007/2008 (2) placement mobility: 92 participating higher education institutions 3400 outgoing students –most popular destinations: FR(1390), ES (687), DE(667) 4470 incoming students –mainly from FR(1281), DE(922), ES(570) Foreign languages EU: 9.2%; UK: 46% Arts EU: 4.8%; UK: 2% Health EU: 7.3%; UK: 1.8% Engineering EU: 10.6%; 3.4%

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Erasmus in the UK 2008/2009 student placements

Eurobarometer 2009: Obstacles to mobility : 

Eurobarometer 2009: Obstacles to mobility

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19 19 Other barriers… Different academic calendars Accommodation in host city … but also clear benefits Easier to find a job + more international careers Stimulating adaptability & flexibility Upgrading skills (intercultural, linguistic etc.) Enhancing employability … Student mobility

Impact on students – soft skills : 

Impact on students – soft skills Personality Openness Self-confidence Problem-solving ability Maturity Getting along Teamwork Cultural Awareness

Eurobarometer 2009:Strong openness towards mobility : 

Eurobarometer 2009:Strong openness towards mobility

Impact of Erasmus – 2008 Study (1) : 

22 Impact of Erasmus – 2008 Study (1) Impact at policy/system level: Internationalisation of higher education Driving force behind Bologna Process Continued impact (classification & ranking)

Impact of Erasmus – 2008 Study (2) : 

23 Impact of Erasmus – 2008 Study (2) Impact at institutional level: International offices & support services Quality of teaching & learning Modernisation & internationalisation of curricula More transparency Research participation University-business cooperation Professionalisation of management

Erasmus – Perspectives : 

24 Erasmus – Perspectives Address the obstacles: More funding Better language preparation Better use of existing tools to ensure recognition Learning/training agreement ECTS and DS Need to motivate students Promotion Motivators: techers, Erasmus alumni associations… Good practices

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Mobility target: 20 by 2020! 20% of graduates to have study or placement abroad experience Commission asked by Council to propose benchmark by end of 2010, reflecting Bologna objective, May 2009 Green Paper on Learning Mobility, July 2009 Future policy prospects for mobility

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26 26 Further information ec.europa.eu/education/erasmus ec.europa.eu/llp ec.europa.eu/education

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