Faculty and Staff Mobility

 

ERASMUS+ Staff Mobility


We recognize that the faculty and staff is the driver for internationalization. Our academic policies fully support short and longer term mobility, joint research projects and participation in consortiums of higher education and research. In line with our innovative and entrepreneurial vision and emphasis on applied research, collaboration with industry and business at the global arena is encouraged.

Below you will find introductory information about faculty and staff exchanges within the framework of Erasmus+. One type of exchange is particular to teaching activities (either by faculty or invited staff from enterprises) whereas the other one is for either faculty or staff to receive training in another higher education institution or an organization.

Teaching periods (Staff Mobility for Teaching Assignments): This activity allows HEI teaching staff or staff from enterprises to teach at a partner HEI abroad. Staff mobility for teaching can be in any subject area/academic discipline.
In the case of teaching assignments between higher education institutions in Program Countries, both institutions have to be holder of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) and must have signed an inter-institutional agreement. The partner higher education institution/enterprise must have agreed on the program of activities to be undertaken by the visiting teachers (Mobility Agreement) prior to the start of the mobility period. In all cases, the activities of staff undertaking a teaching assignment should preferably be integrated into the curriculum of the receiving institution.
In the case of staff mobility from an enterprise to a higher education institution, the mobility is arranged by an invitation from the higher education institution to the staff member of the enterprise. The grant is always managed by the higher education institution.

The institution sending teaching staff or inviting enterprise staff to teach applies for Erasmus+ mobility grants to its National Agency while the staff applies to their sending institution, or the inviting institution in case of enterprise staff.

Important documents: Teaching Program, Grant Agreement, Certificate of Attendance, Activity Report, proof of travel expenses (receipts, tickets, boarding pass etc).

Dates to realize the exchange: These activities must be carried out in line with the dates of the specific grant agreement signed between the higher education institution and the Turkish National Agency.

Length of mobility: Teaching period of at least 5 teaching hours and 2 days, up to 2 months at a higher education institution in another participating country. Mobility grants may not cover the teaching period and in such case additional funding must be provided by the participating staff and/or his/her department/faculty.

Grants: The daily and weekly mobility grant (country-based per diem) amounts are stated below. In addition to the per diem rates, the grant covers travel expenses calculated by the European Commission’s grant calculator. Please visit the following link for details:
http://www.ua.gov.tr/docs/default-source/erasmus-program%C4%B1-dosyalar%C4%B1/2015-ka1-y%C3%BCksek%C3%B6%C4%9Fretim-kurumlar%C4%B1-i%C3%A7in-el-kitab%C4%B1.pdf?sfvrsn=0
  
Training periods (Staff Mobility for Staff Training): This activity supports the professional development of HEI teaching and non-teaching staff in the form of training events abroad (excluding conferences)and job shadowing/observation periods/training at a partner HEI, or at another relevant organization abroad. Staff members are selected by the sending higher education institution.

The sending institution and the receiving institution/enterprise must have agreed on the program of the activities to be undertaken by the visiting staff member prior to the start of the mobility period.

Who can benefit: Staff from higher education institutions.

Important documents: Work/ training plan, Grant Agreement, Certificate of Attendance, Activity Report, proof of travel expenses (receipts, tickets, boarding pass etc).

Dates to realize the exchange: These activities must be carried out in line with the dates of the specific grant agreement signed between the higher education institution and theb Turkish National Agency.

Length of mobility: Training between 2 working days and 2 months.


Grants: The daily and weekly mobility grant (country-based per diem) amounts are stated below. In addition to the per diem rates, the grant covers travel expenses calculated by the European Commission’s grant calculator. Please visit the following link for details: http://www.ua.gov.tr/docs/default-source/erasmus-program%C4%B1-dosyalar%C4%B1/2015-ka1-y%C3%BCksek%C3%B6%C4%9Fretim-kurumlar%C4%B1-i%C3%A7in-el-kitab%C4%B1.pdf?sfvrsn=0  

What should interested faculty/staff from OzU do?
HEI’s apply for Erasmus+ mobility grants to the respective national agency annually while the staff applies to their sending institution to be considered. All interested candidates at OzU should contact international.relations@ozyegin.edu.tr to find out about existing agreements, means to establish new partnerships and other Erasmus-related documentation and procedures since they change annually. Erasmus+ grants allocated by the National Agencies are announced during the academic year, which may cause delays in payment or disseminating this particular information to the respective faculties and departments. As soon as Erasmus+ mobility grants are announced by the Turkish National Agency, the OzU International Office announces the existing agreements and grant availability to all respective parties. For further information you are encouraged to visit the following links.

National Agency of Turkey: http://www.ua.gov.tr/programlar/erasmus-program%C4%B1/erasmus-program%C4%B1/nereden-ba%C5%9Flamal%C4%B1y%C4%B1m-

European Commission Program Guide: http://ec.europa.eu/education/opportunities/higher-education/staff_en.htm

OzU Partner Institutions (STA stands for teaching mobility and STT stands for training mobility).