Inter-institutional agreement between programme countries

Inter-institutional agreement between programme countries


Agreement duration: 2020 - 2022

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 Theodoridis Georgios
Department: School of Chemistry
Address: Laboratory Analyical Chemistry
Tel: 2310997718
Fax: 2310997719
Email: gtheodor@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/
Universidade de AveiroP AVEIRO01Institutional Coordinator/Head of International Office:
Full name: Soares, Prof. Doutora Sandra
Address: Edifício Central da Reitoria, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Tel: +351 234 370 200
Fax: n/a
Email:gri@ua.pt
Departmental Coordinator:
Full name: Associate Professor Rocha Sílvia
Address: Department of Chemistry, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Tel: 00351 234 401 524
Email: smrocha@ua.pt
General University Webpage: http://www.ua.pt
For Erasmus students: http://www.ua.pt/gri/students
Course catalogue: www.ua.pt/#/en/estudar


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 THESSAL01P AVEIRO0105120512 - Biochemistry1st 2nd 3rd 1 students x 10 months
P AVEIRO01G THESSAL0105120512 - Biochemistry1st 2nd 3rd 1 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 THESSAL01P AVEIRO0105120512 - Biochemistry1st 2nd 3rd 1 staff member x 5 days
P AVEIRO01G THESSAL0105120512 - Biochemistry1st 2nd 3rd 1 staff member x 5 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
P AVEIRO01PortugueseEnglishB1 - 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. Universidade de Aveiro
  • Nomination by home institution required (to incoming@ua.pt), before student’s application
  • Erasmus Student Network Aveiro helps welcoming the international exchange students - www.esnaveiro.org/ 
  • Erasmus Buddy program, to assist the international exchange students
  • “UA Tutoring Programme” – mentoring programme based on academic guidance and student-student mentoring
  • Accommodation guaranteed for students and teaching staff with disabilities
  • Support services and facilities for students and teaching staff with disabilities
  • Pedagogical Support Office, University Health Services, LUA – UA’s telephone helpline


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
P AVEIRO01

May 15th for nominations

May 31st for receiving student's application documents

October 30th for nominations

November 15th for receiving student's application documents



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.

Universidade de Aveiro
2.

Following the receipt of the complete application documents, P AVEIRO01 its decision on the admission of ERASMUS candidates 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.


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

Universidade de Aveiro

P AVEIRO01: http://www.ua.pt/gri/ects

Local Grading Scale

Definition

19-20

Excellent – outstanding performance with only minor errors

18

Very Good – above the average standard but with some errors

15-17

Good – generally sound work with a number of notable errors

12-14

Satisfactory – fair but with significant short-comings

10-11

Sufficient – performance meets the minimum criteria

<10

Fail/not passed -  further work required before the credit can be awarded

 

Correspondence of Portuguese and European Grading Scales

In accordance with Article 19 of Decree-Law 42/2005 published on 22/02/2005 in the Official Journal of the Portuguese Republic under Section II (European grading scale), the correspondence between the European grading scale and the Portuguese grading scale is composed of 5 segments (classes), identified by the letters A to E.

In the 10-20 interval of the entire 0-20 numerical scale in use in Portugal, the European grading scale adopts the following correspondence:

A: grade 20 – p, where p is the classification that incorporates, in this segment, 10% of the students;

B: grade p-1 to q where q is the classification that incorporates, in this segment combined with the previous segment, 35% of the students;

C: grade q-1 to r where r is the classification that incorporates, in this segment combined with the two previous segments, 65% of the students;

D: grade r-1 to s where s is the classification that incorporates, in this segment combined with the previous segments, 90% of the students;

E: s-1to 10.

In applying the correspondence between the European grading scale and the Portuguese grading scale, as per the above-mentioned legal instrument, the distribution of classifications are calculated for a period of at least three years and for a sample of at least 100 students.


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

P AVEIRO01International Office tel: +351 234 370 200
email: incoming@ua.pt
www.ua.pt/gri/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. Tolia Konstantina tel: +30 2310991391
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
https://eurep.auth.gr/en/students/info/medical_care

P AVEIRO01International Office tel: +351 234 370 200
email: incoming@ua.pt
www.ua.pt/gri/healthcare



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

P AVEIRO01International Office tel: +351 234 370 200
email: incoming@ua.pt
www.ua.pt/gri/accommodation




G. SIGNATURES OF THE INSTITUTIONS (legal representatives)

Institution
[Erasmus code]
Name, functionDate Signature
G THESSAL01Professor Dr. Dimitrios S. Koveos
Vice Rector for Academic & Student Affairs
P AVEIRO01Prof. Doutora Sandra Soares
Pro-Rector