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Erasmus Policy Statement

Erasmus Policy Statement

ISCET is committed to provide a learning and teaching experience which includes an international dimension through the participation in the Erasmus programme. Our international strategy aims at engaging all the faculty members, students, staff in international activities to improve the educational and research experience of the institution and to support the employability orientation of ISCET.

 

Our efforts are driven by objectives such as: to ensure that students are prepared for a global working environment and to facilitate the corresponding development of curricula; to encourage students to gain experience of studying or working abroad; to encourage students to study another language as part of their course; to provide opportunities for home students to study alongside students from other countries and stimulate academic, personal and social interaction; to create a community of staff with an international perspective gained through lecturing activities abroad and the development of international research partnerships.

 

Our priorities are to support student, teaching and staff mobility with a particular focus on facilitating and increasing two way mobility; to review bilateral agreements to ensure and broaden the offer of subject and reassess barriers such as flexibility within the curricula; to guarantee the efficient recognition of credits gained abroad through effective quality assurance, comparable and consistent use of ECTS and Diploma Supplement.

 

We actively promote Erasmus activities, implemented locally by a specific co-ordinator, through the promotion of the already existing information at our external website (namely for our prospective students) and internal online platform (for our own students). The Erasmus Policy Statement will be incorporated into our strategy and the Charter and Policy Statement will be published internally and externally on our websites.

 

We ensure that Erasmus activities are available for all eligible students and staff. Students participate in the programme as part of their studies and equal opportunities are granted among the applicants. The multicultural environment has a positive impact on our home students and staff. We have no barriers or constraints in the process of selecting students for all learning cycles, regardless geographical origin, gender or age.

 

We strive to ensure the highest quality in academic mobility activities. We aim at selecting partners that provide a quality experience and staff, and student experiences are evaluated on a regular basis. New courses and modules are subject to rigorous quality processes, both before and during delivery. This assessment is assured by a periodic review and validation process, and measures for improvement are taken on a regular basis. All students gain academic recognition for their mobility period. All credit and assessment achieved is transferred for conversion. We provide incoming students and their home institutions with complete and accurate transcripts at the end of the mobility period. Students have access to reliable sources of information and guidance on mobility opportunities and are fully briefed on how to prepare for living abroad, the courses they can take, and how they will be assessed. We ensure to support the integration of our incoming students encouraging them to take part in University events and a organanize activities in order to promote and share their culture and costums with all students, no matter their nationality. Tutors are identified to monitor students' progress on an ongoing basis and provide support. We help incoming students to find accommodation. Linguistic preparation is available for all incoming students, from the very beginning of their stay. Staff mobility is encouraged and widely acknowledged and supported.

 

During the last years in which we have been participating in the Erasmus Programme we have improved our engagement with international institutions, teachers and students, and developed better mechanisms to provide support for two-way quality mobility activities. This process is continuously improving on an ongoing basis in view of an impact on the continuous modernisation of the institution. In the short term our objectives are to consolidate the achievements we have had so far, and:

- to deploy means and processes to systematically monitor the use of skills and growth projections and graduate employment data (including tracking graduate employment outcomes), subsequently adapting course curricula design, aiming at better preparing students for the labour market;

- to enhance the capacity of labour market institutions and regulations to match skills and jobs and active labour market policies to promote graduate employment and enhance career guidance;

- to develop the capacity to provide Erasmus students with opportunities for local work placements, so as to ensure a valuable international experience for students which will be recognised as part of their studies and will enhance their employability after graduation;

- to exploit to the fullest the potential of ICTs to enable more effective and personalised learning experiences, teaching and research methods, and strengthen the use of virtual learning platforms;

- to continuously build learning mobility into curricula;

- to accelerate the massive adoption of development of entrepreneurial, creative and innovation skills at bachelor and master courses, and the promotion of innovation through more interactive learning environments.

 

ERASMUS CHARTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION 2014/20

 

Mobilidade + Internacionalização + Cooperação Europeia

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ERASMUS CHARTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION 2014/20

Mobilidade + Internacionalização + Cooperação Europeia