Inter-institutional agreement between programme countries

Inter-institutional agreement between programme countries


Agreement duration: 2014 - 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, Administration Βuilding, 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30 2310 995293
Fax: +30 2310 995292
Email: Erasmus-agreements@auth.gr
Departmental Coordinator:
Full name: Associate Professor Gyioka Charikleia
Department: School of Architecture
Address: School of Architecture, 7th floor, Faculty of Engineering, University Campus, Thessaloniki 54124
Tel: 0030 2310 994364
Fax: 0030 2310 994354
Email: liayoka@arch.auth.gr
General University Webpage: http://www.auth.gr
For Erasmus+ students: http://www.eurep.auth.gr/index.php?lang=en
Course catalogue: http://qa.auth.gr/en/studyguide/
Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste StuttgartD STUTTGA04Institutional Coordinator/Head of International Office:
Full name: Fendel Sonja
Address: Office for Foreign Affairs, Am Weißenhof 1, 70191 Stuttgart, Germany
Tel: +49 711 28440 103
Fax: +49 711 28440 5103
Email:sonja.fendel@abk-stuttgart.de
Departmental Coordinator:
Full name: Mr Dietz Justus
Address: Am Weissenhof 1, 70191 Stuttgart, Germany
Tel: +49.[0]711.28440 - 195
Email: j.dietz@abk-stuttgart.de
General University Webpage: http://www.abk-stuttgart.de
For Erasmus students: http://www.abk-stuttgart.de/internationales/incomings/programme-students/erasmus.html
Course catalogue: http://www.abk-stuttgart.de/studium/studienangebote.html


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 THESSAL01D STUTTGA04073 (58)073 (58) - Architecture and building1st 2nd 1 students x 5 months
D STUTTGA04G THESSAL01073 (58)073 (58) - Architecture and building1st 2nd 1 students x 5 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 THESSAL01D STUTTGA04073 (58)073 (58) - Architecture and building1st 2nd 3rd 1 staff member x 5 days1 staff member x 5 days
D STUTTGA04G THESSAL01073 (58)073 (58) - Architecture and building1st 2nd 3rd 1 staff member x 5 days1 staff member x 5 days

Additional information:

Additional information: Mobility Numbers per Academic year

ABK Stuttgart

1.  The number of incoming/outgoing students may not exceed the number stated in this contract, this applies even if the duration of stay is less than the average agreed upon duration. E.g. the average agreed upon duration equals 10 months, 1 student decides on an exchange period of 5 months, the remaining 5 months cannot be used as a second exchange place for another student.  

2.  The partners commit to notifying the partner institutions if changes should be made to the number of students or duration of stay within a reasonable time-frame.



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]
G THESSAL01GreekEnglishB1 - Threshold
G THESSAL01GreekEnglishC1 - Effective Operational Proficiency
D STUTTGA04GermanGermanB1 - Threshold
D STUTTGA04GermanEnglishB2 - Vantage
D STUTTGA04GermanGermanB1 - Threshold
D STUTTGA04GermanEnglishB2 - 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 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 Communication, and School of Economics. In all other cases, there are special arrangements for LLP/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 web site of the University http://www.auth.gr/en/faculties

Greek Language courses for Erasmus+ students

There are courses organized specifically for Erasmus+ students with the support of the EU at the beginning of each semester: in October and in March (beginners’ level). Moreover there are on-line courses at the beginning of each semester.

You can find more information at the School of Modern Greek Language of AUTh: http://smg.web.auth.gr/wordpress/?lang=en

Information on the website: http://ec.europa.eu/education/erasmus/doc902_en.htm

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. Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart

1. The ABK Stuttgart reserves the right to assess students’ suitability for the specific study area/professor by means of portfolio submissions and a selection process. This is essential to the individual allocation of students to a professor/class, where student places are specifically delegated in regards to individual students’ requirements and the specific study area, which is best seen in the portfolio material submitted. In some rare cases there may be difficulties in finding a place for the student due to the nature of his/her portfolio submission and the high demand for places in individual classes, this can cause delays in the student selection process.

2. Students with Disabilites: For revelant information please contact our Disability Representative Ms. Rita Afani rita.afani@abk-stuttgart.de



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 THESSAL0130th June30th November
D STUTTGA04

15th April

Winter semester: October – March

15th October

Summer semester: April - September



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.

Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart
2.

Student exchanges can only begin from the date which classes begin in any given academic year/semester.

We agree to send our decision as soon as the Faculty selection committee has allocated places to applicants. Successful applicants will receive an application and information package per email as soon as the Office for Foreign Affairs receives this notification.

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

Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart

Please see the ‘Prüfungsordnung’ (examination/assessment criteria) available for each study area, currently only available in German, on our website: http://www.abk-stuttgart.de The Stuttgart State Academy has study degree programmes which result in the awarding of Diploma degrees as well as Bachelor and Masters Degrees. Credit points (ECTS) are awarded for successfully completed and assessed study courses/projects, undertaken at the ABK Stuttgart by incoming Erasmus students. The number of credit points awarded depends on the nature of the study courses/projects undertaken, for more information about courses/projects available please see the individual department course outlines available, in German only, at the beginning of each semester on our website or in hardcopy on campus.  http://www.abk-stuttgart.de/studium/studieren/vorlesungsverzeichnis.html


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 THESSAL01Incoming Students:
Ms. Sofia Fourlari tel. +30 2310995166
Ms. Vasiliki Mpoukla tel. +30 2310 991391
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
http://www.eurep.auth.gr/index.php?lang=en
D STUTTGA04

1. Non-European nationals require a visa in order to study in Germany and most visa applications must be processed in the home country. Please contact the national office responsible for visa applications.

2. The Office of Foreign Affairs at the ABK Stuttgart can only offer recommendations; the student is responsible for their own enquiries into visa requirements for their stay.

Visa application form: http://www.stuttgart.de/img/mdb/form/1293/70440.pdf

(Please note as links are constantly prone to change we cannot guarantee that the above link will be permanently accessible)



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 THESSAL01Incoming Students:
Ms. Sofia Fourlari tel. +30 2310995166
Ms. Vasiliki Mpoukla tel. +30 2310 991391
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
http://www.eurep.auth.gr/index.php?lang=en
D STUTTGA04

sonja.fendel@abk-stuttgart.de

1. The ABK Stuttgart offers the above address only as a recommendation; there are numerous other insurance companies in Stuttgart who offer insurance for students. Students should decide which Insurance agency they wish to employ during their stay in Stuttgart.

2. Health Insurance is a prerequisite for enrollment at the ABK Stuttgart. All non-EU students (i.e. without the European Insurance Card) studying in Germany are required to have German Health Insurance. 

www.abk-stuttgart.de



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 THESSAL01Incoming Students:
Ms. Sofia Fourlari tel. +30 2310995166
Ms. Vasiliki Mpoukla tel. +30 2310 991391
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
http://eurep.auth.gr/en/accommodation-list
D STUTTGA04

wohnen@studentenwerk-stuttgart.de

www.welcome.stuttgart.de

1. Once a student’s application is successful, they will receive an information package which contains a Housing Request Application Form. To be registered students must complete the form and send it to the Department secretary for the relevant area of study.

2. Once a student receives notification that they will receive housing, any questions regarding costs, contracts, keys, or practical queries regarding housing, should be directed to the Studentenwerk Stuttgart, the co-operating institution which distributes and manages student housing for our incoming students.

3. Further information about alternative housing possibilities is available in our International Student Handbook which is sent in the information package once students are accepted into the Erasmus programme or on the above website of the Welcome Center Stuttgart.

http://www.studierendenwerk-stuttgart.de/




G. SIGNATURES OF THE INSTITUTIONS (legal representatives)

Institution
[Erasmus code]
Name, functionDate Signature
G THESSAL01Prof. Dr. Despo Ath. Lialiou
Deputy Rector
D STUTTGA04

Petra von Olschowski

President (Rektorin)