Inter-institutional agreement between programme countries

Inter-institutional agreement between programme countries


Agreement duration: 2017 - 2021

The institutions named below agree to cooperate for the exchange of students and/or staff in the context of the Erasmus+ programme. They commit to respect the quality requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education in all aspects related to the organisation and management of the mobility, in particular the recognition of the credits awarded to students by the partner institution.

A. Information about higher education institutions

Name of the institution
(and department, where relevant)
Erasmus code Institutional Coordinator Contact details
(email, phone)
Departmental Coordinator Contact details
(email, phone)
Website
(eg. of the course catalogue)
Aristotle University of ThessalonikiG THESSAL01Institutional Coordinator/Head of the Office
Full name: Georgiadou Ioanna
Address: Department of European Educational Programmes, University Campus, Administration Building, 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30 2310 995293
Fax: +30 2310 995292
Email: erasmus-agreements@auth.gr
Departmental Coordinator:
Full name: Assistant Professor Katsogiannis Ioannis
Department: School of Chemistry
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email: katsogia@chem.auth.gr
General University Webpage: http://www.auth.gr
For Erasmus+ students: https://eurep.auth.gr/en
Course catalogue: http://qa.auth.gr/en/studyguide/
Università degli Studi dell'InsubriaI VARESE02Institutional Coordinator/Head of International Office:
Full name: Prof. Gramatica Paola
Address: Ufficio Relazioni Internazionali, Via Ravasi 2, 21100 Varese, Italy
Tel: +39 0332 219341
Fax: +39 0332 219349
Email:erasmus@uninsubria.it
Departmental Coordinator:
Full name: Professor Torretta Vincenzo
Address:
Tel: +39 0332 218782
Email: vincenzo.torretta@uninsubria.it
General University Webpage: http://www.uninsubria.it
For Erasmus students: http://uninsubria.llpmanager.it/Incoming/menu_iniziale.aspx
Course catalogue: http://uninsubria.llpmanager.it/Incoming/docs/Course_Programs.pdf


B. Mobility numbers per academic year

FROM
[Erasmus code of the sending institution]
TO
[Erasmus code of the receiving institution]
Subject area code
[ISCED]
Subject area name
Study cycle
[short cycle, 1st , 2nd or 3rd]
Student Mobility for Studies
[number of students x number of months per student]
Student Mobility for Traineeships
G THESSAL01I VARESE02071071 - Engineering and engineering trades2nd 2 students x 6 months
I VARESE02G THESSAL0107120712 - Environmental protection technology2nd 2 students x 6 months


FROM
[Erasmus code of the sending institution]
TO
[Erasmus code of the receiving institution]
Subject area code
[ISCED]
Subject area name
Study cycle
[short cycle, 1st , 2nd or 3rd]
Staff Mobility for Teaching
[number of staff members x number of days per staff member]
Staff Mobility for Training
G THESSAL01I VARESE02071071 - Engineering and engineering trades1st 2nd 3rd 2 staff member x 7 days2 staff member x 7 days
I VARESE02G THESSAL0107120712 - Environmental protection technology1st 2nd 3rd 2 staff member x 7 days2 staff member x 7 days

Additional information:


C. Recommended language skills

The sending institution, following agreement with the receiving institution, is responsible for providing support to its nominated candidates so that they can have the recommended language skills at the start of the study or teaching period:

Receiving institution
[Erasmus code]
Optional: Subject areaLanguage of instruction 1 Language of instruction 2 Student Mobility for Studies
[Minimum recommended level: B1]
Staff Mobility for Teaching
[Minimum recommended level: B2]
Comments about this language
G THESSAL01GreekEnglishB1 - Threshold
G THESSAL01GreekEnglishB2 - Vantage
I VARESE02ItalianItalianB1 - Threshold
I VARESE02ItalianEnglishB1 - Threshold
I VARESE02ItalianItalianB2 - Vantage
I VARESE02ItalianEnglishB2 - Vantage

For more details on the language of instruction recommendations, see the course catalogue of each institution


D. Additional requirements

1. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki:

Courses at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki are normally taught in Greek. However, there are courses in other languages too, especially at the Foreign Language Faculties, Faculty of Law (courses in English, French and German language), School of Journalism & Mass Communications, School of Economics and School of Political Sciences. In all other cases, there are special arrangements for Erasmus+ students, such as assignment of essays in English with the use of English bibliography in small groups of students.

Information concerning courses and other academic matters can be obtained at the website of the University: http://www.auth.gr/en/faculties

Greek Language courses for Erasmus+ students

There are regular and online Greek language courses, which start at the beginning of each semester. These courses are organized specifically for Erasmus+ students with the support of the EU and are offered free of charge under certain conditions in regard to absences. You can find more information at the School of Modern Greek Language of AUTH: http://smg.web.auth.gr/wordpress/?lang=en


Students with disabilities

Social and Health Policy Committee of AUTH was established in 1997 with the aim to facilitate students with disabilities. Services have been developed and updated according to European and International standards. There are several fields that Social and Health Policy Committee is getting involved, always aiming to make student life easier so that all students can focus on their academic demands.

Services available

Students with visual impairment

- Converting books or notes in any file the student is using to study (text to speech, print them in Braille etc)

Students with hearing disabilities

- Interpretation in Greek Sign language everywhere in the campus of our University during working hours.

- Co-operation with Hellenic Federation of the Deaf in order to provide sign language interpreters for all lessons of deaf students.

- Unfortunately we do not provide interpretations in other foreign sign languages.

Students with mobility disabilities

- We provide transportation to students with mobility disabilities from their residences to the campus and vice versa in an everyday basis.

Services to all students

- blood donation days

- connect students with other institutions so that they will be given the professional care they need depending on their issue.

Social and Health Policy Committee is always personalizing its services adjusting them to the needs and wills of every single student.

Contact details: Tel. (+30) 2310 995360, (+30) 2310 995386, (+30) 2310 991376
E-mail: socialcom@ad.auth.gr

2. Università degli Studi dell'Insubria

-         Students’ application for an international mobility at Università degli Studi dell’Insubria  is only possible by use of the online application form available on website

-         http://uninsubria.llpmanager.it/Incoming/menu_iniziale.asp

-         Local Tutors chosen among our students will help incoming students with practical issues like opening a bank account, registration, accommodation , etc

-         Language course: International students can join intensive Italian language courses (30hrs) during the first month after their arrival. The courses are free of charge and offered for beginners and Intermediate levels.

-         Università degli Studi dell’Insubria welcomes students with disabilities. The necessary individual arrangements need to be discussed well in advance (6 months prior to arrival).



E. Calendar

1. Applications/information on nominated students must reach the receiving institution by:
Receiving institution
[Erasmus code]
Autumn term
[month]
Spring term
[month]
G THESSAL01Nominations: 15th June
Applications: 30th June
Nominations: 15th November
Applications: 30th November
I VARESE02

June 15th

November 15th



Aristotle University of Thessaloniki:
2. Following the receipt of the paper application (printed online application), AUTH will send its decision within 4-6 weeks.
3. A Transcript of Records will be issued by the receiving institution no later than 5 weeks after the assessment period has finished at the receiving HEI.

Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
2.

Please note that:

  • All activities will finish within July 31st;
  • Mobility periods (Erasmus + Study or Traineeship) may not start during the months of June, July and August.
  • Application procedure:

Students can apply only after the home International Office will have done the nomination by e-mail:

http://uninsubria.llpmanager.it/Incoming/menu_iniziale.asp

Application procedure is on line only.

  • ALL the students, nominated by the home Universities and  applied on line are ACCEPTED.
  • Application will be processed by the International Relations Office that will send to the students, by e-mail an official "Erasmus Acceptance Communication"
  • IVARESE02  will send its decision within 45 days after the deadline, at the latest
  • It is not requested to send us documents by postal mail, students are invited to send us papers ONLY if needed by the home University.
3.

At the end of the Erasmus period…

  • Transcript of Records will be given, if available, directly to the students at the end of their Erasmus period in two originals copies, one for the student, one for the home institution.
  • If TOR will be not available at the departure date, it will be send:

By e-mail, to the student and to the International Office;

Within 45 days month after the departure, at the latest


4. Termination of the agreement

In the event of unilateral termination, a notice of at least one academic year should be given. This means that a unilateral decision to discontinue the exchanges notified to the other party by 1 September 20XX will only take effect as of 1 September 20XX+1. The termination clauses must include the following disclaimer: "Neither the European Commission nor the National Agencies can be held responsible in case of a conflict."



F. Information

1. Grading systems of the institutions

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki:

A scale of 1 to 10 applies to the marks of each subject in the Hellenic Higher Education

8,5-10

Άριστα (Arista) - Excellent

6,5-8,49

Λίαν Καλώς (Lian Kalos) – Very Good

5,00-6,49

Καλώς ( Kalos) - Good

0-4,99

Ανεπιτυχώς ( Anepitychos) - Fail

Università degli Studi dell'Insubria

I  VARESE02: the following scale is used for all types of evaluations/examinations:

 

Italian grading system

Individual subjects are graded on a scale from 1 to 30, with 18 and 30 as minimum and maximum grade respectively.

A 'cum laude' can be added to the maximum grade as a special distinction.

 

GRADE

DEFINITION

ECTS GRADES

30 cum laude

excellent

A

29-30

very good

B

27-28

good

C

24-26

satisfactory

D

18-23

sufficient

E

 

According to the ECTS, Italian degree courses are structured in credits. Each subject is assigned a number of credits which the student obtains when s/he passes the final examination. A university Italian credit corresponds to 25 hours of global work per student, time for personal study included


2. Visa
The sending and receiving institutions will provide assistance, when required, in securing visas for incoming and outbound mobile participants, according to the requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education. Information and assistance can be provided by the following contact points and information sources:
Institution
[Erasmus code]
Contact details
(email, phone)
Website for information
G THESSAL01Ms. Mantasasvili Kristina tel: +30 2310995166
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
Ms. Tolia Konstantina tel: +30 2310991391
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
https://eurep.auth.gr/en/students/info/visa_residence

I VARESE02

http://uninsubria.llpmanager.it/Incoming/menu_iniziale.aspx





3. Insurance

The sending and receiving institutions will provide assistance in obtaining insurance for incoming and outbound mobile participants, according to the requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.

The receiving institution will inform mobile participants of cases in which insurance cover is not automatically provided. Information and assistance can be provided by the following contact points and information sources:

Institution
[Erasmus code]
Contact details
(email, phone)
Website for information
G THESSAL01Ms. Mantasasvili Kristina tel: +30 2310995166
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
Ms. Tolia Konstantina tel: +30 2310991391
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
https://eurep.auth.gr/en/students/info/medical_care

I VARESE02

http://uninsubria.llpmanager.it/Incoming/menu_iniziale.aspx





4. Housing

The receiving institution will guide incoming mobile participants in finding accommodation, according to the requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.

Information and assistance can be provided by the following persons and information sources:

Institution
[Erasmus code]
Contact details
(email, phone)
Website for information
G THESSAL01Ms. Mantasasvili Kristina tel: +30 2310995166
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
Ms. Tolia Konstantina tel: +30 2310991391
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
https://eurep.auth.gr/en/accommodation-list

I VARESE02

http://uninsubria.llpmanager.it/Incoming/menu_iniziale.aspx






G. SIGNATURES OF THE INSTITUTIONS (legal representatives)

Institution
[Erasmus code]
Name, functionDate Signature
G THESSAL01Professor, Dr Ariadni Stogiannidou
Vice Rector for Academic and Student Affairs
I VARESE02