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 Deliyanni-Dimitrakou Christina
Department: School of Law
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email: chdel@law.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/
Università degli Studi di TrentoI TRENTO01Institutional Coordinator/Head of International Office:
Full name: Callovini Grazia
Address: Divisione Cooperazione e Accordi Internazionali - Via Verdi, 6 - 38122 Trento, Italy
Tel: +39 0461 283239 - 283235
Fax: +39 0461 282916
Email:international@unitn.it
Departmental Coordinator:
Full name: Professor Antoniolli Luisa
Address: Facoltà di Giurisprudenza - Via Verdi, 53 - 38122 Trento, Italy
Tel: +39 0461 283894
Email: luisa.antoniolli@unitn.it; mobility-ssh@unitn.it
General University Webpage: http://www.unitn.it
For Erasmus students: http://international.unitn.it
Course catalogue: http://www.unitn.it/ateneo/16/offerta-formativa-corsi-di-laurea-corsi-di-laurea-a-ciclo-unico-corsi-di-laurea-magistrale


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 TRENTO01042 (38)042 (38) - Law1st 2nd 3 students x 6 months
I TRENTO01G THESSAL01042 (38)042 (38) - Law1st 2nd 3 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 TRENTO01042 (38)042 (38) - Law1st 2nd 3rd 1 staff member x 5 days
I TRENTO01G THESSAL01042 (38)042 (38) - Law1st 2nd 3rd 1 staff member x 5 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 THESSAL01GreekEnglishC1 - Effective Operational Proficiency
G THESSAL01GreekEnglishC1 - Effective Operational Proficiency
I TRENTO01ItalianItalianA2 - Waystage
I TRENTO01ItalianEnglishB2 - 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. Università degli Studi di Trento

Learning Agreement

Students have to fill in a Learning Agreement reporting the courses they would like to attend during the Erasmus studying period and they must upload it to the online application. Information on the courses are available on http://www.unitn.it/en/node/14068 .

The LA must include at least 60% of subjects offered by the Department in which the student will be enrolled.

 

Extra admission requirements

Students interested in courses offered by the School of International Studies and in courses offered by the Department of Economics and Management should produce some extra documentation. Information will be given directly by the International Activities Staff.

  • Economics and Management

For courses offered at undergraduate level we require a B1 level knowledge of Italian or English, while for master courses a B2 level language knowledge of Italian or English is required. The language requirement is mandatory for the admission. For this purpose we can accept certificates internationally recognized and/or assessed by Home Institution (i.e. University Language Center and/or language professor only).

Bachelor students are not eligible for courses offered within Master's degrees entirely run in English (i.e. MIM-Master in International Management, MAIN-Master in Innovation Management, MEC-Master in Economics and EMBS-European Master in Business Studies).

  • International Studies

Students must have passed at least five exams for a minimum of 30 ECTS credits in the core discipline areas of Law, Economics, Politics, Sociology and History.

The MEIS Admissions Committee reserves the right to make a case by case evaluation of the student’s academic career when it is unclear whether he/she fulfils the above requirements.

 

Services available to exchange students

http://international.unitn.it/international/students-life

 

Language Courses

Any initial Italian language course undertaken by the Erasmus+ students at Trento University (at whichever level) will be offered free of charge.

Students interested in being pre-enrolled to one of the Italian language courses offered by University Language Centre/CAL (http://www.unitn.it/cla) have to report it on the online application form.

Information on other language courses http://web.unitn.it/en/node/38087

 

Services for participants with special needs

http://web.unitn.it/en/node/21608

 

ESN (Erasmus Student Network)

ESN Trento team support Erasmus+ students encouraging social interaction of students spending part of their study period at Trento University, providing help and advice. For further information visit their website http://www.esntrento.it or contact them Trento@esn.it .



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 TRENTO01

Student nomination by beginning of May through http://webapps.unitn.it/form/en/Web/Home/mob-in

Student application at http://www.unitn.it/en/apply/mob-in by the end of May.

Information on application procedures at http://web.unitn.it/en/node/38166

Students are requested to upload to the application form a declaration of the Home University, which testify that the student has been selected for the Erasmus + Programme.

Student nomination by mid-October through http://webapps.unitn.it/form/en/Web/Home/mob-in

Student application at http://www.unitn.it/en/apply/mob-in by the end of October.

Information on application procedures at http://web.unitn.it/en/node/38166

Students are requested to upload to the application form a declaration of the Home University, which testify that the student has been selected for the Erasmus + Programme.



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.

Università degli Studi di Trento
2.

For the Autumn term:

Admission at Trento University is sent through an e-mail notice of acceptance by the Staff for International Activities within 30 June.

For the Spring term:

Admission at Trento University is sent through an e-mail notice of acceptance by the Staff for International Activities within 30 November.

3.

The Transcript of Records  is normally issued within one month after the students’ check out; delay in the release of the Transcript of Records may depend on an incorrect recording.  It is not possible to certify, in the Transcript of Records, examinations not passed or simple attendance at courses without taking the relative examination.


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

Università degli Studi di Trento

Grading system

Examinations are graded according to a scale ranging from 0 to 30, with 18 as a pass mark. A cum laude may be added to the highest grade (30 e lode), as a mention of special distinction. The final pass mark is 66, whereas the maximum final university degree grade is 110/110. For outstanding students degrees may be awarded cum laude.

 

minimum pass

18

adequate

19-23

satisfactory

24-26

good

27-28

very good

29-30

outstanding

30 cum laude

 

Language courses and laboratories are usually graded as "Approved", if passed.                                                                  

Workload per semester/year

On the basis of ECTS Credits

1 full academic year = 60 credits

1 semester = 30 credits

1 term/trimester = 20 credits

 

Curriculum Structure of the Italian University system

University degree-course

Degree

Total

Credits

Years

Undergraduate course

Bachelor

180

3

Master’s course (2-years duration)

Master’s degree

120

2

Doctoral course

Doctoral degree

-

3+


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 TRENTO01

Welcome Office -

International Cooperation and Agreements Department -

University of Trento

Via Verdi, 6 - 38122 Trento (Italy)

ph. +39 0461 283232 – 283242 – 283240 – 283529; fax +39 0461 283222

email: welcome@unitn.it

Welcome Office gives incoming mobile participants support about regulation and necessary fulfillments dealing with visa and permit of stay:

http://web.unitn.it/en/node/21444



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 TRENTO01

Welcome Office -

International Cooperation and Agreements Department -

University of Trento

Via Verdi, 6 - 38122 Trento (Italy)

ph. +39 0461 283243 – 283242 – 283240 – 283529

fax +39 0461 283222

email: welcome@unitn.it

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European Programmes and International Mobility Service -

International Cooperation and Agreements Department -

University of Trento

Via Verdi, 6 - 38122 Trento (Italy)

ph. 0039 0461 283239 - 283235

fax 0039 0461 282916

email: international@unitn.it

 

Welcome Office gives incoming mobile participants support about regulation and necessary fulfillments dealing with health insurance.

Incoming and outgoing mobile participants are covered by UNITRENTO’s own insurance policy which covers third parties for accidents and liability. The insurance cover given by the UNITRENTO policy only covers accidents which happen during professional activity or when moving between the various buildings where the professional activity is carried out. The terms and conditions of the accident and liability insurance policy are available at http://web.unitn.it/en/node/35798.

http://web.unitn.it/en/node/21566

http://web.unitn.it/en/node/35798



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 TRENTO01

Welcome Office -

International Cooperation and Agreements Department -

University of Trento

Via Verdi, 6 - 38122 Trento (Italy)

ph. +39 0461 283232– 283242 – 283240 – 283529; fax +39 0461 283222

email: welcome@unitn.it

On-campus accommodation

Students participating in a bilateral/international mobility programme are entitled to on-campus accommodation:

http://web.unitn.it/en/node/21529.

 

Off-campus accommodation

Students planning to travel with their families need to search for an accommodation autonomously: http://web.unitn.it/en/node/21529.

 

Information about cost of living are available at:

http://web.unitn.it/en/node/21457.




G. SIGNATURES OF THE INSTITUTIONS (legal representatives)

Institution
[Erasmus code]
Name, functionDate Signature
G THESSAL01Prof. Dr. Despo Ath. Lialiou
Deputy Rector
I TRENTO01

Maurizio Marchese

Vice Rector for International Relations