Inter-institutional agreement between programme countries

Inter-institutional agreement between programme countries


Agreement duration: 2014 - 2017

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 Ioannidou Alexandra
Department: School of Physics
Address: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Physics Department
Tel: +302310998599
Fax: +302310998209
Email: anta@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/
University of SurreyUK GUILDFO01Institutional Coordinator/Head of International Office:
Full name: Annette Kratz
Address: Senate House, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK
Tel: +44 1483 684023
Fax:
Email:a.kratz@surrey.ac.uk
Departmental Coordinator:
Full name: Professor Regan Patrick
Address:
Tel: 0044 1483686783
Email: p.regan@surrey.ac.uk
General University Webpage: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/
For Erasmus students: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/exchanges/incoming/
Course catalogue: Current : http://modcat.surrey.ac.uk/search.asp Provisional : http://modcat.surrey.ac.uk/search_provisional.asp


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 GUILDFO010533 (441)0533 (441) - Physics1st 1 students x 6 months
UK GUILDFO01G THESSAL010533 (441)0533 (441) - Physics1st 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 THESSAL01UK GUILDFO010533 (441)0533 (441) - Physics1st 2nd 3rd 1 staff member x 10 days
UK GUILDFO01G THESSAL010533 (441)0533 (441) - Physics1st 2nd 3rd 1 staff member x 10 days

Additional information:

 The numbers to be exchanged in the table(s) above are a minimum, but intended to balance over the time of the agreement. Should either partner need to increase the number, having met the balance, this is to be agreed between Erasmus Institutional Coordinators in writing no later than the end of January of the preceding academic year.



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 THESSAL01GreekEnglishC1 - Effective Operational Proficiency
G THESSAL01GreekEnglishC1 - Effective Operational Proficiency
UK GUILDFO01EnglishEnglishB2 - Vantage
UK GUILDFO01EnglishEnglishC1 - Effective Operational Proficiency

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. University of Surrey

Students and Staff with Disabilities
The University of Surrey is able to accept most students and staff with disabilities, but partners must
advise the Incoming Exchanges Administrator at least a month before the nomination deadline of the
nature of their disability or special needs to ensure that we are able to meet their requirements. Applicants
will need to supply details of their needs (eg. assessment documents) in advance of their nomination.
The University has an Additional Learning Support team, based in the University Library. This is a
confidential support service for disabled and dyslexic students:
Tel: +44 (0)1483 689609
Email: als@surrey.ac.uk
http://www.surrey.ac.uk/library/als/about/
We have specially adapted rooms and flats for students with mobility difficulties and hearing impairments
integrated within general accommodation, but availability is limited and cannot be guaranteed.
Although the main University campus is built on a hill, the campus and most buildings are accessible to
most students with mobility difficulties. For information about physical access, see:
http://www.surrey.ac.uk/library/als/about/physical/
Services to support students who experience mental health difficulties include access to the Guildowns
University Medical Centre and the Centre for Wellbeing:
http://www.surrey.ac.uk/currentstudents/health/index.htm

Erasmus students may only select modules in the subject area of the agreement between their home institution and the University of Surrey.
Students select modules from levels 2 or 3 for undergraduate study or level M for postgraduate study. Students must have met any pre-requisites (previous study of other modules) that are necessary for these courses.
Modules are normally only offered in one timetable slot and once a year, so students should limit the extent to which they select modules from different levels as this can result in timetable clashes. Students will need to be flexible if they take this approach.
Erasmus students registered for modules at Surrey are nomally expected to take a full load of 30 ECTS per semester. They are also expected to sit for examinations at the same time as other students unless a deviation has previously been agreed at the stage of nomination.



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
UK GUILDFO01

Nomination Deadline*
30 April
Application Deadline*
31 May

Nomination Deadline*30 September

Application Deadline*31 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.

University of Surrey
2.

Decision Response*
30 June
30 November

3.

A Transcript of Records will be issued by email no later than 5 weeks after the assessment period has finished at our institution.


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

University of Surrey

http://www.surrey.ac.uk/learningandteaching/guidelines/Documents/ASG%20Section%20F/UGGradedescriptors.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 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
UK GUILDFO01

Ms. Alana Holland / Mrs. Adriana Crear
International Student Support Officers
Tel: +44 (0)1483 686868
Fax: +44 (0)1483 683665
Email: international@surrey.ac.uk

www.surrey.ac.uk/international


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
UK GUILDFO01

Mrs. Nicky Routh
Insurance Officer
Tel: +44 (0) 1483 689008
Fax: +44 (0) 1483 689509
Email: n.routh@surrey.ac.uk

http://portal.surrey.ac.uk/portal/page?_pageid=711,3556674&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL


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
UK GUILDFO01

Peter Kelsey
Accommodation Officer
Tel : +44 (0)1483 689092
Email : p.kelsey@surrey.ac.uk
General accommodation enquiries : accommodation-enq@surrey.ac.uk

www.surrey.ac.uk/accommodation



G. SIGNATURES OF THE INSTITUTIONS (legal representatives)

Institution
[Erasmus code]
Name, functionDate Signature
G THESSAL01Prof. Dr. Despo Ath. Lialiou
Deputy Rector
UK GUILDFO01

Dr David Ashton

Vice-President & Registrar