Inter-institutional agreement between programme countries

Inter-institutional agreement between programme countries


Agreement duration: 2016 - 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 Triantafyllou Sevasti
Department: School of History and Archaeology
Address: Faculty of Philosophy, New Building, Office 301A
Tel: +2310 997300
Fax: +2310 995222
Email: strianta@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/
Cardiff UniversityUK CARDIFF01Institutional Coordinator/Head of International Office:
Full name: Axelsen Annika
Address: Erasmus+ Office, Global Opportunity Centre, 37 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3BB, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 29 2087 0432
Fax: +44 (0) 29 2087 9615
Email:erasmus@cardiff.ac.uk
Departmental Coordinator:
Full name: Professor Hines John
Address: School of History, Archaeology and Religion
Tel:
Email: hines@cardiff.ac.uk
General University Webpage: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk
For Erasmus students: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/erasmus
Course catalogue: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study


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 CARDIFF0102220222 - History and archaeology1st 2nd 3rd 2 students x 9 months
UK CARDIFF01G THESSAL0102220222 - History and archaeology1st 2nd 3rd 2 students x 9 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 CARDIFF0102220222 - History and archaeology1st 2nd 3rd 2 staff member x 5 days2 staff member x 5 days
UK CARDIFF01G THESSAL0102220222 - History and archaeology1st 2nd 3rd 2 staff member x 5 days2 staff member x 5 days

Additional information:

MUSEUM AND CONSERVATION STUDIES



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
G THESSAL01GreekEnglishC1 - Effective Operational Proficiency
UK CARDIFF01EnglishEnglishB1 - Threshold
UK CARDIFF01EnglishEnglishB2 - 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. Cardiff University

Transcript of University study and marks is preferred. Selection of modules requested for study in Cardiff is essential.

A comprehensive Induction Programme for all incoming Erasmus students is organised by the International Office. For students beginning their studies in September, the induction programme consists of a two week programme of events directly before students begin their studies. For students beginning their studies in January, the induction programme consists of a one week programme of events directly before students begin their studies. The induction programme is designed to give students the best possible start to their time at Cardiff, offering them assistance with practical issues, as well as including a range of social events to help students settle in. Students can receive assistance with online enrolment, collecting their ID card, opening a bank account as well as accommodation issues, choosing modules and joining a society or sports club.

Part-session Erasmus students are offered additional housing advice and support and are encouraged to arrive early to make use of the one week temporary accommodation that is available for them while they look for a private residence. A housing talk which includes support services from across the University and housing advice sessions are also organised for part-session Erasmus students.

All arrival information for incoming students can be found in the following link:

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/for/prospective/international/coming-to-cardiff.html

Staff and students with disabilities can obtain information about the support available at Cardiff University at: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/dyslx/index.html



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 CARDIFF01

1st April

1st April



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.

Cardiff University
2.

The receiving institution will send its decision within 5 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.


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

Cardiff University

Student assessments are graded individually (0-100) against mark schemes and/or assessment criteria appropriate for the task being undertaken.  Classified awards are calculated on a final mark, this being based on a weighted average of all of the module/unit marks achieved by students at CQFW level 5 and above.  Degrees are classified against the bands indicated in the table below.  Further information on the Regulations used to assess and award degrees can be accessed via: http://learning.cf.ac.uk/quality/assessment/processing-results/.

 

Final Mark / Degree Classification

70% + / First Class Honours

60%<70% / Second Class Honours, Division I (2:1)

50%<60% / Second Class Honours, Division II (2:2)

40%<50% / Third Class Honours

<40% / Fail


Further information on the distribution and spread of classified awards between academic schools can be accessed at: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/for/resource/15435.45607.file.eng.pdf


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 CARDIFF01 tel: +44 (0)2920 870432
email: Erasmus@cf.ac.uk
http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/for/prospective/international/coming-to-cardiff/before-you-arrive/visas-and-immigration.html



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 CARDIFF01 tel: +44 (0)2920 870432
email: Erasmus@cf.ac.uk
http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/fince/servicesstaff/corporatefinancialservices/insurancetravel/insurance-travel.html



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 CARDIFF01 tel: +44 (0)2920 870432
email: Erasmus@cf.ac.uk
http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/for/prospective/international/erasmus/accommodation.html




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 CARDIFF01Ms Annika Axelsen
Erasmus Coordinator