Inter-institutional agreement between programme countries

Inter-institutional agreement between programme countries


Agreement duration: 2015 - 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: Professor Kaiafa-Gbandi Maria
Department: School of Law
Address: Aristotle University, Law School, Panepistimioupolis, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: 0030 2310 996497
Fax: 0030 2310 996494
Email: kaiafagb@law.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/
Queen Mary University of LondonUK LONDON031Institutional Coordinator/Head of International Office:
Full name: Leugers Wiebke
Address: International Partnerships Office, Marketing and Communications, Mile End Road (Queens’ CB 105), London E1 4NS, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 6511
Fax:
Email:w.leugers@qmul.ac.uk
Departmental Coordinator:
Full name: Ms Shirley Sheila
Address: School of Law
Tel:
Email: s.shirley@qmul.ac.uk
General University Webpage: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/
For Erasmus students: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international/international-students/erasmus/
Course catalogue: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/modules/


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 THESSAL01UK LONDON031042042 - Law1st 2 students x 10 months
UK LONDON031G THESSAL01042042 - Law1st 2 students x 10 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 THESSAL01UK LONDON031042042 - Law2 staff member x 7 days
UK LONDON031G THESSAL01042042 - Law2 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 THESSAL01GreekEnglishC1 - Effective Operational Proficiency
G THESSAL01GreekEnglishC1 - Effective Operational Proficiency
UK LONDON031EnglishEnglishC1 - Effective Operational Proficiency

Language certification required. See agreement annex for more information.


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. Queen Mary University of London
Incoming students will be treated as full members of Queen Mary and will be granted the same access as home students to the facilities of the College and of the University of London.
Queen Mary will make every effort to integrate incoming students into British student life by placing them in classes and small group tutorials with home students. Incoming students at Queen Mary will be expected to take their modules within the School/Department owning the inter-institutional agreement.
Students have access to the Disability and Dyslexia Service (DDS), which offers support for all students with disabilities, specific learning difficulties and mental health issues at Queen Mary. The College is committed to ensuring that all of its facilities are fully accessible.
Each institution agrees not to use the other’s logos, trademarks or Intellectual Property without the express written consent of the other. In circumstances where this material is to be published in a language other than English, the institutions warrant that all translations are accurate and complete.
The institutions agree that they will comply with all applicable laws and policies relating to Anticorruption and Anti-bribery in the performance of their obligations in this Agreement. To this end both institutions will exchange copies of applicable laws, statutes, regulations and of any institutional policies relating to Anti-corruption and Anti-bribery.


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
UK LONDON031
Mid-September to mid-December
Application deadline: 1 June
The academic calendar can be found on http://www.qmul.ac.uk/about/calendar
Beginning of January to end of March (plus revision period and examination period: mid-April to beginning of June)
Application deadline: 1 November
The academic calendar can be found on http://www.qmul.ac.uk/about/calendar


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.

Queen Mary University of London
2.

The receiving institution will send its decision within 4 weeks.

3.
A Transcript of Records will be issued by the receiving institution no later than 4-6 weeks after the assessment period has finished at the receiving HEI.

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

Queen Mary University of London
The Queen Mary undergraduate grading system uses five letter grades (A-E) to indicate the various levels of passes. 'A' grades are exceptional and a 'B' is considered a good grade, 'C' an
average grade. 'D' is a passing grade but must be regarded as below average, and 'E' is a bare pass. 'F' indicates a fail.
A (70 – 100%) First Class
B (60 – 69%) Second Class – Upper Division (2:1)
C (50 – 59%) Second Class – Lower Division (2:2)
D (45 – 49%) Third Class
E (40 – 44%) Third Class
F (0 – 39%) Fail
http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international/international-students/erasmus/Academic%20information

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. Paschalidou Vasiliki tel: +30 2310995287
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

UK LONDON031Advice and Counselling Service http://www.welfare.qmul.ac.uk/contact
http://www.welfare.qmul.ac.uk/international/immigration



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. Paschalidou Vasiliki tel: +30 2310995287
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

UK LONDON031Leugers Wiebke tel: (+44)020 7882 6511
email: w.leugers@qmul.ac.uk
http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international/international-students/erasmus/useful



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. Paschalidou Vasiliki tel: +30 2310995287
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
Ms. Tolia Konstantina tel: +30 2310991391
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
https://eurep.auth.gr/en/accommodation-list

UK LONDON031Residential Services and Support email: residences@qmul.ac.uk
Erasmus exchange students are not eligible for college accommodation. We assist in finding alternative accommodation.
http://www.residences.qmul.ac.uk
http://www.residences.qmul.ac.uk/alternative



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
UK LONDON031Professor Simon Gaskell
President and Principal