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									     Infoday on Irish International Education
                     Strategy
        ERASMUS Intensive Programmes
            The German Experience
National Agency for EU Higher Education Cooperation
Beate Körner
22 February, 2011 in Dublin
 ERASMUS Intensivprogramme – general introduction
- exist since 2000/2001
- centrally coordinated by EU-Commission until 2006
- since the beginning of LLP 2007 decentralized  constant increase (1961 IP‘s
overall)
ERASMUS Intensivprogramme – general introduction

Why IP‘s?

 reaction of EU Commission on changing mobility
behavior
    shorter stays abroad
    complementation of individual mobility within
   Europe by group mobility

 Innovation in higher education through ERASMUS
Intensive Programmes
    support of innovative, interdisciplinary topics with a
   European added value
    Characteristics of an Intensive Programme

multinational compact courses (summer schools) for students and
 teachers
duration: min. 10 working days up to 6 weeks
min. 10 students that travel abroad (max. 60 students, 20 teachers)
participation of at least 3 different ERASMUS countries
primary emphasis on:
   development of interdisciplinary topics and approaches
   European added value
   highly innovative development of new professional
     approaches and teaching methods to be included in the curricula
     of HEI
full recognition
duration of project: up to 3 years (1 new application + 2 renewals)
             Prerequisites for an application

Coordinating institutions submits the application to the National Agency
 of its home country
Project partners: one coordinating eligible institution as well as at least
 two eligible partner institutions from two participation countries (at least
 one EU country)
Participating countries: 27 member states of the EU, Iceland,
 Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, from 2011: Croatia and Switzerland
All participating institutions must have a valid EUC (Erasmus University
 Charter)
All participating students/ teachers must be enrolled resp. employed at
 one of the participating partner institutions
All study programs and levels can participate (i.e. Bachelor, Master, PhD)
Non-eligible activities: symposia, conferences
IP must not be part of an ERASMUS Mundus master program
  Benefits of ERASMUS Intensive Programmes (I)

Innovation factor of IPs

 IP as creative "think tank"
 opening and extending various new national opportunities
 giving new professional impulses
 Impulse for new strategies of problem solving
 Impulse for new (joint) curricula
Benefits of ERASMUS Intensive Programmes (II)

IP‘s as tool for internationalization of HEI‘s
   enhancement of exisiting course curricula by
  interdisciplinary compact courses that cannot be offered
  within the ‚normal‘ curriculum
  Development of the attractiveness of HEI through
  presenting it as interesting study location for local and
  international students and teachers
   Intensification of partnerships with other European HEI
   IP als starting point of the development of joint curricula
  with partner universities abroad
 Benefits of ERASMUS Intensive Programmes (III)

IP‘s as supportive instrument for individual
mobility of students and teachers

 multinational working groups for students and university
  teachers  internationalization at home
 Participation in IP giving new perspectives for subsequent
  individual mobility
 IP as mobility incentive for less known European regions
 Benefits of ERASMUS Intensive Programmes (IV)

Personal benefits for students and teachers

 acquisition of detailed knowledge of academic cultures in
other European countries (understanding of cultural & linguistic
differences)
 Training of intercultural and didactic competencies
 Acquisition of diverse professional impulses
 creation of stable and sustainable cooperations, networks
and friendships
 Awareness of participations for what it means to be a
‚European citizen‘ (European identity)
                    Facts and Figures
EU Statistics on IP’s - comparison 07/08 – 08/09
 Number of courses: 257 => 319 (24.1% increase)
 Top organising countries: FR (37), DE (31), AT (30)
 Students & teachers participating: 11 822 => 13 560
    Students: 10 061 (74.2%) / Teachers: 3499
    Average participants per course: 46 => 42.5
 Subject area: ‘Social Sciences, Business and Law’, (78) and
  ‘Science, Mathematics and Computing’, (55)
 Duration: 12 =>12.2 days (10 – 14.2 days)
 Average age: 24.9 years
 49.8% new IP, 32.6% 2nd year and 17.6% 3rd year
 Average ECTS awarded: 5.2
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Total number of students in IPs per coordinating country


                                                                                                                                           Total
                                                                         1392
                      1400                                                                                                                 Participants home students

                                                                                                                                           Participants incoming
                      1200                                                                                                                 students

                                                                                                             1052

                      1000                       948



                       800                                                      754
                             708

                                                                                                       614                                       610
                       600                                         540
                                                                                                                    497
                                                                                                                                                             472
                                                             396                                                          399
                       400                                                                                                                                                         356
                                                                                                 289
                                                       254                                                                                             260
                                   205 205 184
                       200                                                                 159                                       140                                     145
                                                                                                                                           113
                                                                                      82
                                                                                                                                                                   38   38
                                                                                                                                16
                         0
                             BE BG CZ DK DE EE GR ES FR IT LV LT HU NL AT PL PT RO SI SK FI SE UK IS                                                                    LI NO TR
Total                          708 205 205 184 948 254 396 540 1392 754 82 159 289 614 1052 497 399 16 140 113 610 260 472 38 38 145 356
Participants home students     131 124 26 31 69 89 107 83 365 201 16 31 57 107 223 181 102 4 25 28 174 56 125 13 10 22 105
Participants incoming students 577 81 179 153 879 165 289 457 1027 553 66 128 232 507 829 316 297 12 115 85 436 204 347 25 28 123 251



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Total number of teachers in IPs per coordinating country




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Subject Area of IP’s




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            Taking a look at Germany


                          EU

             Lifelong Learning Programme

 COMENIUS     ERASMUS      LEONARDO      GRUNDTVIG




                                                     Agencies
                                                     National
   NA PAD       NA DAAD        NA BIBB     NA BIBB




Students                         Staff
Introduction of DAAD

Deutscher
Akademischer
Austausch
Dienst




a self-governing organisation of the
German institutions of higher education
with 232 member institutions
and 123 student bodies
                       Introduction to the DAAD
The DAAD has...                             The DAAD is...
• 64 Regional Offices and Information       • National Agency for EU-Mobility
  Centres (IC) all over the world             Programmes
• an annual budget of around 397 mio €      • National IAESTE Secretariat (traineeships
• 475 DAAD Lecturers                          and internships)
                                            • (Co-)responsible for the Marketing
• 67,000 DAAD scholarship holders (32,000
                                              Consortium GATE
  ERASMUS scholarships holders)
                                            • (Co-)responsible for the TestDaF Institut
• around 600 professors on 90 selection
                                            • (Co-)responsible for “uni-assist”
  committees
The DAAD network worldwide
Goals and expenditures of the DAAD (Plan 2010)

                                                                                       Internationalisation
      Scholarships                               Scholarships
                                                                                     of German universities
      for foreigners                             for Germans
                                                                                        Increasing the international
 Supporting future foreign elites             Supporting future German                 appeal of German universities
  at German universities and                 Leaders in their studies and                      and promoting
      research institutes                         Research abroad                      the international dimension in
                                               (including ERASMUS)                       German higher education
           € 83 m                                    € 111 m
                                                                                                    € 75 m


                             Promoting                               Educational
                        German Studies and                         cooperation with
                        the German language                      developing countries
                               abroad                            Promoting academic, economic,
                                                                  and democratic development
                      Promoting the German language
                                                               in developing and reform countries
                           and German Studies
                          at foreign universities
                                                                            € 76 m
                                    € 47 m
 Intensive Programmes with German coordination

2006/07   centralised under SOCRATES
          23 Applications
          17 Approvals:     9 Renewals / 8 New IP


2007/08   28 applications: 13 renewals / 15 new IP
          22 approvals:    13 renewals / 9 new IP
2008/09   39 applications:       14 renewals / 25 new IP
          31 approvals:          14 renewals / 17 new IP
2009/10   48 applications:       20 renewals / 28 new IP
          37 approvals:          19 renewals / 18 new IP
2010/11   47 applications :      24 renewals / 23 new IP
          40 approvals :         23 renewals / 17 new IP
                    Subject area of German IP‘s

          ERASMUS Intensive Programmes with German coordination 2008/09



               3%      6%            10%
          6%                                                Natural Sciences
  3%                                                        Mathematics, Informatics
                                                      20%   Languages and Philologics
3%
                                                            Humanities
                                                            Social Sciences
                                                            Geography, Geology
6%                                                          Engineering
                                                            Education, TeacherTraining
                                                      3%
     6%                                                     Business studies and Management
                                                            Art and Design
                 17%                         17%
                                                            Arcitecture
                                                            Agricultural Sciences
         Some examples of German IP‘s
 increased attractiveness of IP‘s within the last years
 Wide variety of IP‘s from Archeology to Physics
examples:
 IP Bib: Das Grimm-Zentrum - (k)ein Bibliotheksmärchen
(Humboldt University Berlin) comparison of European
libraries
 SEICOP: „Small Scale European Integration by Cross
Border Cooperation“ (University Koblenz Landau) 
interaction of European border towns/regions in everyday life
 German IP with Irish participation: ‚The Presence of the
Past – European Cultures of Memory‘  investigates various
intercultural and interdisciplinary phenomena of the
presence of the past in cultural and artistic representations
   DAAD Conference on Intensive Programmes


‚Save the date‘:
- halftime of LLP
- time to draw a balance

19/20 October 2011: international conference „Mobility
and Innovation in the European context“ – an evaluation of
Intensive programmes 2007 -2010 in Bonn, Germany
                   Success factors
Good project management:
goals, reliable partnerships, clear methodology, project
monitoring & evaluation, dissemination of results
Clear definition of:
 goals and intention of the IP
 target audience (subjects, level of students)
 main activities and work plan
 learning outcomes
 expected outputs (results, products, curricula modules,
websites, publications, etc.)

And never forget: innovation, interdisciplinarity, European
added value
          Informationen zur IP-Antragstellung 2011/12




Thank you very much for your attention and
    good luck with your IP application!

                      Questions???

Contact details:
Beate Körner
koerner@daad.de
http://eu.daad.de

								
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