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 Papamichos Euripides
Department: School of Civil Engineering
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email: epapamic@civil.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/
Politecnico di MilanoI MILANO02Institutional Coordinator/Head of International Office:
Full name: Prof. Spinelli Giancarlo
Address: piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, I-20133 Milano, Italy
Tel: +39 02 2399 9765
Fax: +39 02 2399 9768
Email:erasmus@polimi.it
Departmental Coordinator:
Full name: Professor Spinelli Giancarlo
Address: Dipartimento Di Matematica
Tel: +39 02 2399 2340
Email: giancarlo.spinelli@polimi.it
General University Webpage: http://www.polimi.it
For Erasmus students: http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/exchange/erasmus-programme/
Course catalogue: http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/educational-offer/


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 THESSAL01I MILANO02071 (52)071 (52) - Engineering and engineering trades1st 2nd 1 students x 6 months
I MILANO02G THESSAL01071 (52)071 (52) - Engineering and engineering trades1st 2nd 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 THESSAL01I MILANO02071 (52)071 (52) - Engineering and engineering trades1st 2nd 3rd 1 staff member x 5 days
I MILANO02G THESSAL01071 (52)071 (52) - Engineering and engineering trades1st 2nd 3rd

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
I MILANO02ItalianItalianB1 - Threshold
I MILANO02ItalianEnglishB2 - 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. Politecnico di Milano


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
I MILANO02

Mid June for the first Semester and Full year candidates

Mid December for the second Semester  



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.

Politecnico di Milano
2.

Nomination

The Partner University is kindly asked to officially nominate all exchange students (selected with respect to the figures in Part B of the agreement) by e-mail directly to the StuDesk, specifying the following details:

-     Complete Name

-     E-mail

-     Period of Stay and Exchange Programme

-     Area of Study (Architecture, Engineering, Design) and Campus destination at Polimi

Application procedure

All nominated exchange students have to register on the Polimi website (Online Services<New User? Register) in order to get ID number and password, necessary to get access to all Personalised services. Select the Application Form “Incoming exchange students: ON-LINE APPLICATION” to start the application procedure. Fill in the form as required and save. No paper version is necessary. 

Acceptance

All nominated candidates, that have completed the Application form, are evaluated by relevant offices. Accepted students will receive a confirmation of acceptance, sent to the e-mail contacts indicated in the application, at the latest two weeks after application closing date. 

3.

Learning Agreement/Study Plan and Transcript of records

After having completed the on-line application, the candidate will have the possibility to prepare a provisional Learning Agreement in connection with the educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano. If preferred the Learning Agreement version of the Home university may be used instead. At arrival there will be plenty of time to review the choice of courses with the Polimi Study Plan Tool (available at the beginning of each semester).

 

Students are advised to choose a majority of credits within their School and Course of enrollment. As a general rule to increase flexibility, students are also allowed to choose courses outside their School for a maximum of 12 credits per semester. Naturally it is necessary to take into due account classes overlapping and travelling between campuses.  Some classes and laboratories have limited access.

A Transcript of Records will normally be issued no later than five weeks after the assessment period has finished.


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

Politecnico di Milano

The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is fully implemented. Credits measure the student workload which is required to pass the examination and include class attendance, classwork, laboratory work, project works or theses, internships and individual study.

One credit corresponds to a workload of about 25 hours and the yearly workload for an average study course corresponds to about 60 credits. Each subject is assigned a number of credits which the students obtains when they pass their final examination. Exams are graded using a grading scale of 30, where 18 is the minimum passing grade and 30 cum laude the highest.


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
I MILANO02

Assistance for Visa, Residence Permit and Insurance

Information regarding Visa, Residence Permit and Insurance matters is provided when needed. 



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
I MILANO02

Assistance for Visa, Residence Permit and Insurance

Information regarding Visa, Residence Permit and Insurance matters is provided when needed. 



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
I MILANO02

Politecnico di Milano has many different housing alternatives in all campuses and the Accommodation Service online counter is available for all incoming students. At arrival, several student associations do a great job assisting newcomers in their efforts to find apartments and rooms to rent.




G. SIGNATURES OF THE INSTITUTIONS (legal representatives)

Institution
[Erasmus code]
Name, functionDate Signature
G THESSAL01Prof. Dr. Despo Ath. Lialiou
Deputy Rector
I MILANO02
Prof. Giancarlo SPINELLI
Institutional Erasmus Coordinator