Mobility Goals

The alliance universities plan to increase mobility of students and all university staff by removing barriers to mobility, fostering motivation, accelerating internationalisation at home by virtual mobility, setting up new innovative mobility forms and harmonising the internal regulations and structures. Special emphasis is paid to raising the mobility numbers of under-represented and disadvantaged groups. Our goal is to enable each student and staff member to choose the possibility that best suits their mobility needs.

Increase student and staff mobility

Phase 1: attain 30% in student mobility by 2022.
Phase 2: increase student and staff mobility (physical, virtual and blended mobility all included) within and beyond the alliance to involve 50 % of students and staff by 2025.

Set up new innovative student mobility forms

20 individual short-term mobility activities per year related to research (Bachelor, Master and PhD theses).

10 collective short-term mobility activities per year:

  1. intensive summer and winter schools;
  2. joint thematic workshops and conferences for PhD students;
  3. joint dissemination events of FORTHEM Labs, involving students, staff and stakeholders;
  4. language learning-oriented courses that support learning two languages;
  5. mobility related to blended learning courses;
  6. annual FORTHEM student conference - an interdisciplinary and multinational conference from students, for students;
  7. the FORTHEM Model of European Union – a unique simulation of EU decision-making and politics;
  8. short-term mobility throughout our internship networks;

Improve staff mobility

  1. Offer new short-term mobility possibilities in aim to develop or consolidate research or education collaborations and to strengthen cooperation by better understanding administrative procedures.
  2. Reinforce promotion of existing Erasmus+ funding possibilities to realise at least 10 guest lectureships among the FORTHEM network per year.
  3. Organise tailored staff training events.
  4. Organise joint staff weeks.

Upgrade long-term mobility

  1. Extend all Erasmus+ agreements to university level.
  2. Set up new joint and double degree programmes.
  3. Improve and expand already existing joint and double degrees.
  4. Develop the concept of the FORTHEM CAMPUS: a one semester intensive programme related to one of the seven FORTHEM topics based on the model of the Euro Campus.
  5. Build up special English-taught programmes and courses to increase massively the mobility inside the alliance.

Increase mobility rate of under-represented and disadvantaged groups

  1. Diminish the mobility barriers of socially underprivileged, flexible pathways users, drop-outs, mature students and students with mental and physical disabilities.
  2. Develop new ways to promote the mobility of disadvantaged students and staff members.

Reduce administrative barriers and obstacles for credit transfer by harmonizing processes and structures wherever possible.

Make full use of the Erasmus without Paper project and adopt the European Student Card.