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 Baltzis Alexandros
Department: School of Journalism and Mass Media Studies
Address: Egnatia 46, 54625 Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30 2310992066
Fax: +30 2310992098
Email: baltzis@jour.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/
Universitat Pompeu FabraE BARCELO15Institutional Coordinator/Head of International Office:
Full name: López Sara
Address: International Relations Service, Plaça de la Mercè 10-12, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Tel: +34 93 542 20 60
Fax: +34 93 542 20 02
Email:uri@upf.edu
Departmental Coordinator:
Full name: Professor
Address:
Tel:
Email:
General University Webpage: http://www.upf.edu
For Erasmus students: http://www.upf.edu/international
Course catalogue: http://www.upf.edu/incoming/exchange/undergraduate.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 THESSAL01E BARCELO150321 (321)0321 (321) - Journalism and reporting1st 1 students x 6 months
E BARCELO15G THESSAL010321 (321)0321 (321) - Journalism and reporting1st 1 students x 6 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 THESSAL01E BARCELO150321 (321)0321 (321) - Journalism and reporting
E BARCELO15G THESSAL010321 (321)0321 (321) - Journalism and reporting

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]
G THESSAL01GreekEnglishB2 - Vantage
E BARCELO15SpanishSpanishB1 - Threshold
E BARCELO15SpanishEnglishB2 - 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. Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Placement test is required for any student to enrol any Spanish language course of the Faculty of Translation and Interpretation.

Information about facilities to welcome students with disabilities available on individual request depending on special needs. Please contact oma.incoming@upf.edu during the nomination process detailing which disabilities and needs should be covered. Final acceptance will be done on a case by case basis.

The Language Volunteering at UPF (www.upf.edu/vl/en/) organizes leisure and cultural activities for exchange students and offers a language tandem programme, so an international student can meet a local student and an exchange conversation in each other’s language.



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
E BARCELO15

Nomination: 30th April

Registration: 30th May

Nomination: 30th September

Registration: 30th October



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.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra
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 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


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
E BARCELO15

Mobility and Reception Office: oma.incoming@upf.edu

Students from the EU do not need to apply for a visa. Students from outside the EU will have to apply for a student visa. Please note that a tourist visa is not enough to stay in Spain for over three months.

http://www.upf.edu/barcelona/e? n/requisits/index.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 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
E BARCELO15

Mobility and Reception Office: oma.incoming@upf.edu

Students from a Member State of the European Union, the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland and entitled to coverage under the social security system of their country, then they can apply for the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). While the EHIC card gives EU citizens access to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in Spain, it is NOT an alternative to travel insurance. It does cover NEITHER accidents NOR any private healthcare or costs such as a return flight home country or lost/stolen property.
Students which are citizens of a country outside the EEA or Switzerland, then they must find out whether there exists a mutual health provision agreement between the Social Security system of their country and Spain (this is the case of a number of Latin American countries). If such an agreement exists, they can obtain a document from the relevant authorities in their country entitling them to free medical coverage in Spain.
All international students, including Erasmus, are required to have full coverage of eventual risks during their stay in Spain and UPF will check that at least an accident and travel insurance has been contracted to complement the EHIC.

http://www.upf.edu/barcelona/e? n/cobertura/index.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 THESSAL01Incoming Students:
Ms. Sofia Fourlari tel. +30 2310995166
Ms. Vasiliki Mpoukla tel. +30 2310 991391
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
http://new.eurep.auth.gr/en/accommodation-list
E BARCELO15

Mobility and Reception Office: oma.incoming@upf.edu

The Mobility and Reception Office does not provide any accommodation service directly. However, UPF is a member of the BCU, a public service that assists international students coming to Barcelona. It manages the Resa Housing Service http://www.resahousing.com/eng/ with a wide range of flats and rooms to rent and information about student residence halls. Moreover, UPF is member of Housing Anywhere, a housing platform where exchange students coming to UPF can sublet the room in their country of origin and can find a room to rent in Barcelona. Finally, UPF has direct agreements with some residence halls.

http://www.upf.edu/barcelona/e? n/allotjament/index.html




G. SIGNATURES OF THE INSTITUTIONS (legal representatives)

Institution
[Erasmus code]
Name, functionDate Signature
G THESSAL01Prof. Dr. Despo Ath. Lialiou
Deputy Rector
E BARCELO15

Mr Josep Ferrer Riba

Vice-rector for International Relations. By the powers conferred by Resolution 4 of June 4, 2013.