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 Barboutis Ioannis
Department: School of Forestry and Natural Environment
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email: jbarb@for.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/
Latvia University of AgricultureLV JELGAVA01Institutional Coordinator/Head of International Office:
Full name: Jurševska Zinaīda
Address: International Cooperation Centre, Liela iela 2, Jelgava, LV-3001, Latvia
Tel: +37163005684
Fax: +37163027238
Email:zinaida.jursevska@llu.lv
Departmental Coordinator:
Full name: Associate Professor Straupe Inga
Address: Akadēmijas iela 11, Jelgava, LV-3001, Latvia
Tel: +37163026143
Email: Inga.Straupe@llu.lv
General University Webpage: http://www.llu.lv
For Erasmus students: http://www.llu.lv/en/exchange-studies
Course catalogue: http://www.llu.lv/en/course-annotation


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 THESSAL01LV JELGAVA01082 (623)082 (623) - Forestry1st 2nd 3rd 4 students x 4 months1 students x 4 months
LV JELGAVA01G THESSAL01082 (623)082 (623) - Forestry1st 2nd 3rd 4 students x 4 months1 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 THESSAL01LV JELGAVA01082 (623)082 (623) - Forestry1st 2nd 3rd 2 staff member x 5 days2 staff member x 5 days
LV JELGAVA01G THESSAL01082 (623)082 (623) - Forestry1st 2nd 3rd 2 staff member x 5 days2 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 THESSAL01GreekEnglishA2 - Waystage
G THESSAL01GreekEnglishA2 - Waystage
LV JELGAVA01LatvianEnglishB2 - Vantage
LV JELGAVA01LatvianEnglishB2 - 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. Latvia University of Agriculture

Latvia University of Agriculture welcomes students and staff members with disabilities, however acceptance requires approval (during application).More info: http://eng.llu.lv/erasmus

LLU organizes an “Orientation week” at the beginning of each semester for welcoming incoming students. It is highly recommended to incoming students to participate in the Orientation Week because students are provided with useful information, guidelines for studies and welcome parties.



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
LV JELGAVA01

1st July

1st November



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.

Latvia University of Agriculture
2.

The receiving institution will send its decision within 5 weeks after the deadline.

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.


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

Latvia University of Agriculture

The grading scale used by Latvia University of Agriculture is based on the 10 point scale:

Achievement level / Grade / Meaning / ECTS grade

very high / 10 / with distinction / Knowledge of the students is substantially higher than the estimated normal level / A

very high / 9 / excellent / Knowledge of the students is higher than the estimated normal level / A

high / 8 / very good / Knowledge corresponds to the highest expected level / B

high / 7 / good / The student has mastered the subject deeply and with understanding, is progressing within the expected limits, but makes minor mistakes / C

medium / 6 / almost good / The student has generally succeeded in the course within the required limits, but he or she is either merely reproducing the knowledge rather than actively using it, or making more  substantial mistakes / D

medium / 5 / satisfactory / Awarded to students, who are progressing within the limits of their individual abilities, generally are not behind the appropriate age group, but make substantial mistakes and reproduce the facts rather than analyze them / E

medium / 4 / satisfactory / The very last positive grade. Awarded to students, who do their best but still make grave mistakes and just reproduce most of the relevant material / E/FX

low / 3–1 / unsatisfactory / Marks of different levels for students whose records are below the expected / 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
LV JELGAVA01

Aigars Ancāns
E-mail: aigars.ancans@llu.lv 
Telephone: +371 63005684

http://www.llu.lv/en/exchange-studies



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
LV JELGAVA01

Aigars Ancāns
E-mail: aigars.ancans@llu.lv 
Telephone: +371 63005684

http://www.llu.lv/en/exchange-studies



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://eurep.auth.gr/en/accommodation-list
LV JELGAVA01

Aigars Ancāns
E-mail: aigars.ancans@llu.lv 
Telephone: +371 63005684

http://www.llu.lv/en/exchange-studies




G. SIGNATURES OF THE INSTITUTIONS (legal representatives)

Institution
[Erasmus code]
Name, functionDate Signature
G THESSAL01Prof. Dr. Despo Ath. Lialiou
Deputy Rector
LV JELGAVA01

Prof. Dr.med.vet. Arnis Mugurevics

Vice-rector of studies