Inter-institutional agreement between programme countries

Inter-institutional agreement between programme countries


Agreement duration: 2014 - 2015

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: Chatzikonstantinou Konstantinos
Department: School of Law
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email: hadjicon@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/
Universitetet i BergenN BERGEN01Institutional Coordinator/Head of International Office:
Full name: Torp Skogedal Kristin
Address: Division of Student Affairs, P.O.Box 7800, 5020 Bergen, Norway
Tel: +47 55 58 90 26
Fax: +47 55 58 96 45
Email:Kristin.Skogedal@adm.uib.no
Departmental Coordinator:
Full name: Professor Bjiorlo Helge
Address:
Tel: + 4755589240
Email: helge.bjiorlo@ua.uib.no
General University Webpage: http://www.uib.no
For Erasmus students: http://www.uib.no/en/education/48959/erasmus
Course catalogue: http://www.uib.no/en/education/50052/courses-exchange-students


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 THESSAL01N BERGEN010428 (380)0428 (380) - Law1st 2nd 3 students x 10 months
N BERGEN01G THESSAL010428 (380)0428 (380) - Law1st 2nd 3 students x 10 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 THESSAL01N BERGEN010428 (380)0428 (380) - Law
N BERGEN01G THESSAL010428 (380)0428 (380) - Law

Additional information:

N  BERGEN01: Staff Mobility for Teaching: each request on staff mobility for teaching will have to be considered on an individual basis and will depend on availability at the host university (N BERGEN 01 Faculty of Law).

Staff Mobility for Training: as a general rule, N BERGEN01 Faculty of Law does not have capacity to receive individuals for staff mobility for Training. However, please note that the University of Bergen does organise a Staff exchange week every year to which individuals can apply.

Level of Language for STA: English B2/Norwegian B2 (recommended)



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
N BERGEN01NorwegianEnglishB1 - Threshold
N BERGEN01NorwegianNorwegianB1 - Threshold

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. Universitetet i Bergen

An Introductory Programme is offered for all international students. Throughout the Introductory Programme students will be introduced to different aspects of being a student in Bergen and Norway through practical information and entertaining lectures: http://www.uib.no/education/practical-information/new-students 

Language courses: the University of Bergen offers Norwegian Language Courses to non-native speakers of Norwegian. http://www.uib.no/education/admission/norwegian-language-courses/norwegian-language-courses-for-agreement-and-programme-students  

The University of Bergen welcomes students and staff with disabilities. For questions regarding services to students in need of individual arrangements in connection with studies and/or examinations, please contact the coordinator at the Faculty of Law, Lena.Gronningsater@jurfa.uib.no



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
N BERGEN01

15 MAY

15 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.

Universitetet i Bergen
2.

The receiving institution will send its decision within 4-6 weeks.

3.

All students at the University of Bergen must order their own transcripts of records online by logging on to our electronic student system StudentWeb. Results are available 3-4 weeks after the examination date.


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

Universitetet i Bergen

Credit system and grading:

According to the International Education Credit Transfer System (ECTS), 60 “studiepoeng” is equivalent to 1 year of normal study for a full-time student, i.e. 60 ECTS credits. The full-time workload for one academic year is 1500 – 1800 hours of study / 60 “studiepoeng”.

The grading scale is explained briefly in the following table. For some programs, the criteria for determining each grade may be described in more detail. This explanation may be even more specific for some subjects.

 

 

Symbol

Description

General, qualitative description of valuation criteria

A

Excellent

An excellent performance, clearly outstanding. The candidate demonstrates excellent judgement and a high degree of independent thinking.

B

Very good

A very good performance. The candidate demonstrates sound judgement and a very good degree of independent thinking.

C

Good

A good performance in most areas. The candidate demonstrates a reasonable degree of judgement and independent thinking in the most important areas.

D

Satisfactory

A satisfactory performance, but with significant shortcomings. The candidate demonstrates a limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.

E

Sufficient

A performance that meets the minimum criteria, but no more. The candidate demonstrates a very limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.

F

Fail

A performance that does not meet the minimum academic criteria. The candidate demonstrates an absence of both judgement and independent thinking.


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
N BERGEN01

Exchange-students@uib.no

http://www.uib.no/en/education/48926/residence-permit



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
N BERGEN01

Exchange-students@uib.no

http://www.uib.no/en/education/49499/finances-and-insurance



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
N BERGEN01

Exchange-students@uib.no

http://www.uib.no/en/education/49447/student-accommodation




G. SIGNATURES OF THE INSTITUTIONS (legal representatives)

Institution
[Erasmus code]
Name, functionDate Signature
G THESSAL01Prof. Dr. Despo Ath. Lialiou
Deputy Rector
N BERGEN01

Institutional Erasmus Coordinator: Helge Bjørlo, Senior Executive Officer