Inter-institutional agreement between programme countries

Inter-institutional agreement between programme countries


Agreement duration: 2015 - 2018

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 Voutyras Emmanouil
Department: School of History and Archaeology
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email: voutiras@hist.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/
Latvijas UniversitáteLV RIGA01Institutional Coordinator/Head of International Office:
Full name: Gržibovska Alīna
Address: International Relations Department, Raina Blvd. 19, Riga LV-1586, Latvia
Tel: +371 67034334
Fax: +371 67243091
Email:ad@lu.lv
Departmental Coordinator:
Full name: Professor
Address:
Tel:
Email:
General University Webpage: http://www.lu.lv
For Erasmus students: http://www.lu.lv/eng/istudents/exchange/
Course catalogue: http://www.lu.lv/eng/istudents/exchange/courses/


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 THESSAL01LV RIGA0102220222 - History and archaeology
LV RIGA01G THESSAL0102220222 - History and archaeology


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 THESSAL01LV RIGA0102220222 - History and archaeology2 staff member x 5 days
LV RIGA01G THESSAL0102220222 - History and archaeology1 staff member x 5 days

Additional information:

CAMPUS EUROPAE



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 THESSAL01GreekEnglishB2 - Vantage
LV RIGA01LatvianEnglishB1 - Threshold

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. Latvijas Universitáte

Applicants with special needs will be contacted before the final approval of the acceptance. Final decision depends on extra services/ facilities available.

Email: ad@lu.lv



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
LV RIGA01

Nomination deadline: April 15th

Application deadline: May 15th

Nomination deadline: October 15th

Application deadline: 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.

Latvijas Universitáte
2.

The receiving institution will send its decision within six weeks.

3.

A Transcript of Records will be issued by the receiving institution no later than five 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

Latvijas Universitáte

 LV RIGA01: the following scale is used for all types of evaluations/examinations:

http://www.lu.lv/eng/istudents/exchange/academic/

Grade

 Meaning

Comments

 

Estimated
corresponding
ECTS grade

 

10

 

with distinction

Knowledge of the student is substantially higher than the estimated normal level.

 

A

 

9

 

excellent

Knowledge of the student is higher than the estimated normal level

 

A

 

8

 

very good

Knowledge corresponds to the highest expected level.

 

B

 

7

 

labi (good)

The student has mastered the subject deeply and with understanding, is progressing within the expected limits, but makes minor mistakes.

 

C

 

6

 

almost good

The student has generally succeeded in the course within the required limits, but he or she is either merely reproducing the knowledge rather than actively using it, or making more substantial mistakes.

 

D

 

5

 

satisfactory

Awarded to students, who are progressing within the limits of their individual abilities, generally are not behind the appropriate age group, but make substantial mistakes and reproduce the facts rather than analyse them.

 

E

 

4

 

almost satisfactory

The very last positive grade. Awarded to students, who do their best but still make grave mistakes and just reproduce most of the relevant material.

 

E/FX

 

3-1 

 

unsatisfactory

Marks of different levels for students whose records are below the expected.

 

Fail


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

LV RIGA01Rutkovska Sarmite tel: +371 67034336
email: sarmite.rutkovska@lu.lv

http://www.lu.lv/eng/istudents/exchange/visas/





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

LV RIGA01Rutkovska Sarmite tel: +371 67034336
email: sarmite.rutkovska@lu.lv

http://www.lu.lv/eng/istudents/exchange/advice/insurance/





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

LV RIGA01Svilane Dace tel: +371 67034337
email: dormitory@lu.lv

http://www.lu.lv/eng/services/accommodation/






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
LV RIGA01Mrs. Alina Grzibovska
Director of International Relations Department