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The International Credit Mobility project coordinated by the University of Trento allows students and faculty funded mobility to and from 5 partner universities, located in 4 non-European Countries.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The 2016 Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility was approved for a total of EUR 120.610,00 and 29 mobility: 18 incoming and 11 outgoing. Students mobility accounted for 20 grants, 8 of which outgoing. Staff mobility was intended to be 6 incoming and 3 outgoing. The project ended on July 31st, 2018.

THE PARTNERSHIP

  • Haifa University, Israel   
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel    
  • Ho Chi Minh University, Vietnam
  • KWAZULU-NATAL University of Durban, South Africa        
  • National Polytechnic University of Armenia, Armenia

MOBILITY IMPLEMENTATION

UniTrento used the 99% of the project funds, supporting 28 mobility:

19 STUDENT MOBILITY; study and research activity for a duration of 5 months for course attendance and 3/5 months for thesis research (both thesis research and PhD), depending on the project agreed with the tutors:
7 OUTGOING (7 MA)
12 INCOMING (3 BA, 7 MA and 2 PhD)

9 STAFF MOBILITY, both for academic and administrative staff for a duration of 10 days:
7 INCOMING (6 ACADEMIC STAFF and 1 ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF)
2 OUTGOING (ACADEMIC STAFF)
 

GENDER DISTRIBUTION AND SUBJECT AREAS

   

EXPERIENCES

"The Erasmus plus at the University of Trento was undoubtedly a life changing experience for me. It was packed with trying out new sports, meeting people from all parts of the world and knowing about their culture. During my studies I collaborated with great people and I learnt many new skills in research and as an engineer. I am truly grateful for the opportunity and all the people from my home university and exchange university to ensure a conducive environment for academic excellence and cultural exchange. I would encourage anyone who is considering taking this programme and highly recommend the University of Trento" - Naomi Eliwaza Kingu, University of Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa), Phd student.

"With this experience, I had the chance to enrich my knowledge of the diversity of Italy's culture, history, and literature, and, above all, I got the chance to improve my Italian language level. I am incredibly grateful." - Nadin Abd El Rahman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), Undergraduate student.

More experiences and testimonials of the ER+ICM projects available at the dedicated webpage in the useful link box.

EVENTS AND DISSEMINATION

In the framework go the ER+ ICM, the University of Trento organised a staff training week (more information on the event website and in the staff training events webpage) where grantees were offered seminars, workshop sessions and events to foster cooperation and exchange best practices. 

A grantee from the KWAZULU-NATAL University of Durban in South Africa held seminars on Entrepreneurship and Innovation from an international perspective at UniTrento School of Innovation

OUTCOME AND ADDED VALUE

The Erasmus+ ICM experience has been positively valued by both students and staff grantees. Everyone agreed on the added value that this project brought about in their lives reporting an improvement in

problem-solving skills - 100 %
multicultural acceptance - 100 %,
capacity to adapt and act in new situations - 100 %,
ability to cooperate with people from other backgrounds and cultures - 100 %.
curiosity and open mindedness - 100 %.
social, linguistic, and cultural competences - 89%
contact network - 89%

The ER+ experience enabled the grantee from the KWAZULU-NATAL University of Durban in South Africa to establish a fruitful collaboration with UniTrento School of Innovation that the grantees visited again to hold the seminars on Entrepreneurship and Innovation from an international perspective

Thanks to the cooperation initiated in the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility, UniTrento and the Ho Chi Minh University in Vietnam started an enhanced cooperation that through the years led to a Bilateral Agreement.