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Erasmus+

ERASMUS

In 2012, Leipzig University was awarded the "E-Quality-Label" for its outstanding implementation of the ERASMUS programme. This was the second time that the Alma Mater received this label awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in cooperation with the European Commission. DAAD representatives explained that Leipzig University manages the programme in an examplary way. Roughly 100 departmental ERASMUS coordinators counsel and take care of ERASMUS students in each faculty. Annually, they send abroad ca. 500 ERASMUS students and an additional 100 students for ERASMUS placements. Furthermore, it was the quality of the mobilities that convinced the jury, the DAAD and the EU-Commission said. They assessed this quality with the help of four indicators, namely innovation, evaluation, management and sustainability. Up to this date, Leipzig University has established cooperations with a total of 350 partner institutions in addition to establishing joint degrees and hosting intensive programmes.

Leipzig University is actively engaged in the ERASMUS programme. For the University, ERASMUS is the single most important programme when it comes to international staff and student exchange in Europe.

ERASMUS forms part of the educational umbrella programme "Lifelong Learning" (LLP) which has been providing mobility options for students and academic staff since 2007. While a substantial part of the programme funding goes to students who spent a period of time working or studying abroad, teaching staff and other regular employees benefit as well. Additionally, the programme offers financial incentives for cooperation between University and industry.

With more than 350 ERASMUS-university partnerships in close to 150 European cities, Leipzig University has extensive exchange opportunities for students at Leipzig University as well as for academics and other university employees. Guest academics and exchange students visit the Alma Mater within the ERASMUS agreements with the objective of contributing to the academic discourse. France, Spain, Italy and Great Britain are some of the popular destinations among Leipzig University students and academics.


last update: 24.07.2017 

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