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: Professor Regkakos Antonios
Department: School of Philology
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email: regakos@lit.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/
Nicolaus Copernicus University in ToruńPL TORUN01Institutional Coordinator/Head of International Office:
Full name: Derkowska-Rybicka Ewa
Address: International Programmes Office, ul. Gagarina 11, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
Tel: +48 56 6114928
Fax: +48 56 6114929
Email:ewader@umk.pl
Departmental Coordinator:
Full name: Dr. Skibicki Marcin
Address: Faculty of Languages, Collegium Maius, ul. Fosa Staromiejska 3, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
Tel: +48 56 6113571
Email: skibicki@umk.pl
General University Webpage: http://www.umk.pl
For Erasmus students: http://www.umk.pl/en/erasmus/students/
Course catalogue: http://www.umk.pl/en/erasmus/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 THESSAL01PL TORUN01023 (223)023 (223) - Mother tongue1st 2nd 3rd 2 students x 6 months
PL TORUN01G THESSAL01023 (223)023 (223) - Mother tongue1st 2nd 3rd 3 students x 4 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 THESSAL01PL TORUN01023 (223)023 (223) - Mother tongue1st 2nd 3rd 3 staff member x 20 days
PL TORUN01G THESSAL01023 (223)023 (223) - Mother tongue1st 2nd 3rd 3 staff member x 20 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]
G THESSAL01GreekEnglishB2 - Vantage
G THESSAL01GreekEnglishB2 - Vantage
PL TORUN01PolishEnglishB2 - Vantage
PL TORUN01PolishEnglishB2 - 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. Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

The list of Erasmus coordinators at NCU is available at http://www.umk.pl/en/cooperation/erasmus/coordinators/

Erasmus students who wish to follow courses at more than one faculty at NCU need to obtain the approval of a coordinator/dean of a respective/particular faculty.

  • Erasmus students interested in writing a final BA-/MA-/PhD-thesis at NCU should ask a respective coordinator to get an approval to do so. Final theses need to be graded by the home institution/not by NCU.
  • Nicolaus Copernicus University attempts at facilitating the Erasmus exchange students with disabilities or permanent illnesses. Our International Programmes Office, in cooperation with the Section for Students with Disabilities, tries to meet your special needs.

More details and steps to follow available at: http://www.umk.pl/en/cooperation/erasmus/students/disabled/

Contact:

International Programmes Office in Toruń, +48 56 6114928 incoming@erasmus.umk.pl

International Programmes Department in Bydgoszcz, +48 52 5853691 erasmus@cm.umk.pl

Additional information on medical care at NCU in Toruń is available at http://www.umk.pl/en/cooperation/guide/issues/#A2/

Health and safety issues are a very important matter at our university, therefore, during the Orientation Weeks we offer Erasmus students a special pack concerning Emergency Issues. We also provide students with a psychological help during their Erasmus stay in Torun.

Contact: an English speaking psychologist counselling@erasmus.umk.pl

 

  • For the implementation of STA/STT-mobilities, – incoming staff is required to get confirmation of invitation by an NCU contact person from the respective faculty in reasonable advance in order to prepare a satisfactory programme of teaching/training.


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
PL TORUN01

June 1st

November 1st



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.

Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
2.

Partner institutions should send their nominations by email (pls. give student’s first and family name, e-mail, area of studies and semester of Erasmus scholarship).
Students should apply according to the procedure given on http://www.umk.pl/en/cooperation/erasmus/students/application

The online application should be submitted by the students by the 1st of June or 1st of November.

The receiving institution will send its decision within 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, given that the transcript form and all relevant course work documents have been submitted by the student.


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

Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

The Nicolaus Copernicus University follows the ECTS scheme, which means that ECTS credits are allocated to course units, lectures, practical works, etc. at each faculty. In ECTS, 60 credits represent one year of study (in terms of workload); normally 30 credits are given for six months (a term/semester).

The Polish grading system in higher education is based on the 5 to 2 scale, where 5 is the best mark and 2 is the worst.

Moreover, students can also be marked with additional signs of + and -. Each of them equals half a point: + means 0.5 more. Some courses, however, are not evaluated on such a marking scheme and for these a student may simply obtain zal. or zaliczenie (EN. ‘pass’) which means that their workload was satisfactory and they have passed the course.

 

Uniwersytet Mikołąja Kopernika w Toruniu

ECTS

Grade

Grade

Predicate

5

A

Very Good

4,5

B

Better than good

4

C

Good

3,5

D

Better than satisfactory

3

E

Satisfactory

2

F

Unsatisfactory / Fail

Zal / Pass

Participation; i.e. the student has successfully and regularly attended the course.


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
PL TORUN01

incoming@erasmus.umk.pl
Tel. Toruń campus
(+48 56 611 4928)
erasmus@cm.umk.pl
Tel. Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz
(+48 52 585 3691)

http://www.umk.pl/en/cooperation/guide/issues/#A1

Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/



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
PL TORUN01

incoming@erasmus.umk.pl
Tel. Toruń campus
(+48 56 611 4928)
erasmus@cm.umk.pl
Tel. Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz
(+48 52 585 3691)

http://www.umk.pl/en/cooperation/guide/issues/#A2



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
PL TORUN01

incoming@erasmus.umk.pl
Tel. Toruń campus
(+48 56 611 4928)
erasmus@cm.umk.pl
Tel. Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz
(+48 52 585 3691)

http://www.umk.pl/en/cooperation/erasmus/students/application/#Accommodation

http://www.umk.pl/en/cooperation/guide/accommodation/




G. SIGNATURES OF THE INSTITUTIONS (legal representatives)

Institution
[Erasmus code]
Name, functionDate Signature
G THESSAL01Prof. Dr. Despo Ath. Lialiou
Deputy Rector
PL TORUN01

Dean: dr hab. Adam Bednarek, NCU prof.

Vice Deans:

dr hab. Przemysław Nehring, NCU prof.

dr hab. Maciej Wróblewski