Posted: Sat 2nd Apr 2016

Cardiff Met Receive Half A Million Euros Worth Of Funding For Erasmus+ /
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Apr 2nd, 2016

Cardiff Metropolitan University has been successful in securing half a million Euros worth of funding for the Erasmus+ Key Action 1 (KA1) scheme. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport, and supports the European and International agenda in Education. The funding received will help provide opportunities for individuals to improve their skills, enhance their employability and gain cultural awareness, through the KA1 part of the programme. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The programme will allow students to take part in student exchanges or traineeships, as well as allowing higher education professionals to take part in teaching or training activities overseas. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The funding will be divided in two parts; the first will be for outgoing European mobilities, which Cardiff Met has been involved with for a number of years and has enabled students and staff go to countries such as Turkey, Norway, Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, and many more. The second part of the funding will focus on both incoming and outgoing international mobilities, with an allocated amount going towards certain countries such as China, Egypt, Morocco, Vietnam and Brazil. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Both the European and international mobilities will be credit based which will allow students to study on courses similar to their current ones and have it count towards their degree and will provide them with the experience of studying at a foreign country and developing their cultural awareness and employability. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Professor Mohamed Loutfi, Pro Vice Chancellor (International) for Cardiff Met, said: ‘After the university’s success in securing circa 30 million Euros through Erasmus Mundus, it is excellent news that Cardiff Met is continuing its success by securing funding for Erasmus+ KA1. This is the first year we have received funding through Erasmus+ KA1 for international mobilities so it is fantastic that we can offer these opportunities to our students and staff members.’ ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

‘Students and staff who have come back from these schemes have always been positive about their experiences and we are hoping they will become ambassadors as they recognise the benefits and can encourage more students and staff to apply for it.’ ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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