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Europe at the Heart of
Internationalisation
-International Unit UUK
26 June 2013
Huw Morris
Academic Reg...
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Workshop Session 2b - Mobility
“How do national agendas impact on
institutional mobility strategies”
Huw...
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“How do national agendas impact on institutional
mobility strategies”
Aims of presentation
Part 1
• To r...
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The Mobility Drivers - Erasmus and Bologna
Why is mobility so important?
Erasmus Programme launched 25 y...
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BOLOGNA reforms – an inward reflection
Bologna initiatives which have underpinned mobility, include
o Er...
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Funded by the European Commission
 Consortium members were:
EUA, Swansea University, University of Tren...
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Report published in 2012
“Mobility: Closing the gap between policy and practice”
http://www.eua.be/Libra...
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REFLECTION - The nature of mobility
Why is there so much emphasis on mobility placements within
Higher E...
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Europe at the Heart of Internationalisation
for Swansea University and Swansea City !!
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  1. 1. www.swansea.ac.uk Europe at the Heart of Internationalisation -International Unit UUK 26 June 2013 Huw Morris Academic Registrar & Bologna Expert Swansea University h.d.l.morris@swansea.ac.uk (01792 522088)
  2. 2. www.swansea.ac.uk
  3. 3. www.swansea.ac.uk Workshop Session 2b - Mobility “How do national agendas impact on institutional mobility strategies” Huw Morris - Academic Registrar (Swansea University) & Bologna Expert Dr Andreas Hoeschen - Director DAAD, London David Hibler - Head of Erasmus, British Council
  4. 4. www.swansea.ac.uk “How do national agendas impact on institutional mobility strategies” Aims of presentation Part 1 • To reflect upon European Policy reforms aimed at promoting mobility, with particular reference to the MAUNIMO project • To learn from good practice in Germany and to hear about UK national initiatives Part 2 • To invite delegates to reflect upon their institution’s approach to mobility • To reflect upon how institutions could be supported more effectively, on a national basis, to promote mobility
  5. 5. www.swansea.ac.uk The Mobility Drivers - Erasmus and Bologna Why is mobility so important? Erasmus Programme launched 25 yrs ago • Student mobility was seen a catalyst for European Integration Bologna Reforms launched some 10 year ago • Mobility became linked to the European Union’s goal of building “smart and sustainable economic growth, fostering employability and social cohesion” • Enhances students linguistic skills and cultural awareness • Improves linguistic skills of youth • ENHANCES EMPLOYABILITY
  6. 6. www.swansea.ac.uk BOLOGNA reforms – an inward reflection Bologna initiatives which have underpinned mobility, include o Erasmus Mundus degrees - Masters and Doctoral o Joint degrees o Diploma Supplement - a tool to enhance the recognition of mobility placements o Staff Mobility opportunities o Student Mobility – exchanges o European Credit System ECTS o Considerable funding Numbers of mobile students remain low in some countries including the UK and it was recognised that the development of national and institutional mobility strategies was essential
  7. 7. www.swansea.ac.uk Funded by the European Commission  Consortium members were: EUA, Swansea University, University of Trento, Marburg University, University of Oslo  Aim to encourage and support universities in developing a mobility strategy involving 40+ universities from Europe • by developing a Mobility mapping tool which would assist universities in identifying needs • by mapping the needs with opportunities across the university • By identifying and disseminating best practice
  8. 8. www.swansea.ac.uk Report published in 2012 “Mobility: Closing the gap between policy and practice” http://www.eua.be/Libraries/Publications_homepage_list/EUA_Maunimo.sflb.ashx Methodology - driven by questions which are relevant here How with the European Commission be able to measure success against the 20 : 20: 20 targets i.e. 20% of youth mobile by 2020 What is mobility – definition and duration? Whose mobility is to be measured? How do we record the mobility to extract the data consistently throughout Europe? Do all students (from all three cycles) need to be targeted? What about staff? If a strategy exists who knows about it and who monitors achievements against targets How does an institution evaluate the mobility placement and improve experiences?
  9. 9. www.swansea.ac.uk REFLECTION - The nature of mobility Why is there so much emphasis on mobility placements within Higher Education? To enhance students’ employability Who should be offered the opportunity to undertake a mobility placement? All categories of students and staff Who ultimately benefits from the placements? Students, staff, and employers but also the university How can the university maximise the benefits of the placement? Strategic partnerships What should the nature of such placements be and their duration? What funding opportunities are there to support mobility? Erasmus for All
  10. 10. www.swansea.ac.uk Europe at the Heart of Internationalisation for Swansea University and Swansea City !!

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