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30 years of Erasmus +: a well-celebrated anniversary

Publication date: 11/12/17


While the International Celebration Days (ICD) ended in October, on a festive note with the Student of the World Night, the time has come to weigh it up. International Forum, information meetings, experience pooling, examination of the future of the system have punctuated these eight days.
The Directorate of International Relations, the faculties, schools and institutes organised various actions to promote international mobility for students, from 12 to 19 October *: international forum, information meetings, experience pooling, discussions on possible destinations and partner universities. All these steps are essential to consider and concretise the desire to study abroad. More than 500 students were able to learn about mobility opportunities and converse with Erasmus veterans on the contribution of their experience abroad, during the Mobility Days, in the central forum and then in offshoot groups. The European anthem sounded over the campus Esplanade Beyond this unmissable event, a special and festive programme had been concocted: breakfast at the International University House, language cafés ​​under the aegis of Erasbus, international menus in U restaurants, visits to European institutions, photo exhibition, international cinema aperitif and students of the world night. Highlight of these celebrations at the University of Strasbourg: the day of Friday 13 began with a round table at the Institute of Supramolecular Science and Engineering (Isis). Irini Tsamadou-Jacoberger (Vice President of International Relations at the University of Strasbourg), Laure Coudret-Laut (Director of the Erasmus + France Agency) and the Italian Sara Pagliai (coordinator of the national Erasmus + Indire agency) discussed the opportunities of the Erasmus + programme. More specifically, those offered to staff of higher education institutions are a priority development area for the European Commission. The festivities continued around the open-air opera concert of the Erasmus + orchestra, open to all. Several hundred people, over lunch time, were present at this concert that had the campus vibrating to international colours. Rachel Blessig, Director of the International Relations Directorate: "A European success for international cooperation" "The University of Strasbourg, thanks to the major Erasmus + contract, is actively involved in the construction of the European Higher Education and Research Area. More than 450 European university partners, student experience pooling plus teacher-researchers and administrative staff discussion strengthened the links and the activities between the higher education institutions of Europe day after day. Today, Erasmus + opens up to the whole world and the University of Strasbourg plays a key role with actions open to other continents, such as Erasmus Mundus or its participation in networks such as the Jean-Monnet programme. » Key figures:
  • In 2016-2017: 1,670 students travelling abroad / 1,400 exchange students welcomed at Unistra;
  • Exchange programmes with 660 institutions in 63 countries around the world;
  • More than 60 courses in partnership with international universities;
  • 50 languages ​​spoken on campus.
The international doctoral programme is back


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