Certificate of the European University Charter secures Erasmus mobility until 2027
The continuation of the mobility programs is made possible by the new seal of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). TU Bergakademie Freiberg has now been re-certified for the years 2021 to 2027 "The ECHE is the ticket for students, teachers and employees to take part in the Erasmus+ program," explains Ingrid Lange, Director of the International Center (IUZ) / International Office. The Erasmus stays of international students in Freiberg can also be continued. "Specifically, the International Center will soon apply for funds for the European student and staff exchange for the coming academic year 2021/22 as part of Key Action 1. As usual, there will also be further opportunities for cooperation with other universities in the field of education, for example, mobility with partner countries (Key Action 1) or Erasmus Mundus (Key Action 2). "If the EU publishes the calls for this, we will inform the faculties and employees," adds Anja Weigl, coordinator for the exchange programs.
To obtain certification for the ECHE seal, the university committed itself in an extensive declaration to university policy principles for international exchange. This includes, among other things, the crediting of academic achievements, further training measures abroad, and the targeted promotion of disadvantaged groups. Inclusion, digitization, sustainability, and civic engagement are also recorded as content requirements for the next generation of programs.
"As a resource university and partner of the European university alliance EURECA-PRO (Responsible Consumption and Production), we gladly accept the mandate to make the international experience of all university members even more sustainable, inclusive and digital in the future," says Anja Weigl. For example, TU Bergakademie Freiberg is planning low-threshold blend learning formats such as subject-related courses for students or graduates. These offers combine on-site events at the partner universities with online training.
“The Erasmus+ program has now become a central control element of the internationalization efforts at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg. To implement the projects and program goals, close cooperation between the faculties, the central administration and the IUZ is required,” explains Ingrid Lange.