Incoming non-teaching Employee-Exchange
The ERASMUS+ programme promotes the mobility of administrative and other non-teaching staff at higher education institutions, enabling them to visit a partner higher education institution or company for the purpose of receiving training. FAU welcomes administrative staff from its partner universities.
The purpose of the training is to allow participants to learn from a partner institution through a transfer of knowledge or exchange of experiences and good practices, and thereby to acquire practical skills relevant for their current job and their professional development. The activities can be very varied and include seminars, workshops, courses and conferences, periods of practical training and short secondments.
Erasmus Staff Weeks for Members of International Offices
FAU’s Central Office for International Affairs (RIA) organises an Erasmus Staff Week once a year in Erlangen in order to give the best possible idea of how the University organises the administration of international collaborations and the international student population, for example.
In our globalised world students need international and intercultural knowledge to ensure that they are prepared for the global labour market. Even students who do not go abroad will work in a multicultural atmosphere and universities need to know how to handle the challenges that this new demand brings. Lecturers and other staff members play an important role in the process and we show different examples of what can be done. The proposed staff exchange emphasises what kind of preparation universities can provide their students with.
Target group, suitable background and language of communication
For the Staff Week 2023, we are looking forward to welcoming staff from current and potential partner universities – especially administrative officers and teachers involved in the Erasmus programme (e.g. Erasmus coordinators, International Office staff) and departmental staff with a suitable background in engineering.
The FAU Staff Week 2023 (13.03.2023 – 17.03.2023) is hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and offers an opportunity to get to know the Faculty and its members and connect with guests from all over the world.
Programmes from previous years
See programme 2023, mainly:
- keynote speeches
- presentations and workshops on administration, education and teaching at the Faculty of Engineering
- intercultural training Germany
- meetings with students and staff
- guided tours of Erlangen and Nürnberg
- cultural events (e.g. concerts, depending on availability)
Application deadline: 07.12.2022
All applicants are informed of the success of their application by December 2023.
Please note that all participants are responsible for covering the cost of their own accommodation, travel and most meals during the week. However, partners from EU member states may be able to receive Erasmus funding for participating in this programme from their home institution. Please contact your university’s Erasmus co-ordinator to find out whether this is a possibility. Partners from outside the EU may be eligible for funding through FAU if there is an agreement in place. Please contact us via email@example.com to find out more.
FAU provides participants with a list of hotels in Erlangen. Participants are free to book other accommodation if they wish.
If you are interested in participating in Erasmus staff training at FAU and are not a member of an international office but a technician or other member of administrative staff, please consult your home university first to find out their opinion regarding the exchange. This way you can acquire important information concerning the requirements of your home university regarding Erasmus staff exchange. If you wish to undertake individual training at another department or service unit within FAU’s University Administration, you should contact the relevant head of department directly.
A work plan must be agreed upon by both the sending and the receiving institution. The plan must include the following: overall aim and objectives, expected outcomes in terms of training or learning activities to be carried out, and a schedule for the training period.