Lecturers and Staff

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An important aspect of FH JOANNEUM's internationalisation is its participation in Erasmus+. Lecturers and university staff with permanent employment at FH JOANNEUM can participate in staff mobility for teaching purposes (Teaching Staff Mobility, STA) or staff mobility for training purposes (Staff Training, STT) as part of Erasmus+.


Before you mobility you can brush up your language skills in one of the Foreign language courses.

Potential target countries

  • Member States of the European Union including its Overseas territories:
  • EFTA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway
  • Turkey, North Macedonia, Serbia
  • Special situation Switzerland: Switzerland is no longer a member of the Erasmus+ programme. However grants can be applied for by the Swiss-European Mobility Programme. Administrative processing must be carried out by the Swiss partner university.

Staff mobility for teaching purposes

Full-time teachers at FH JOANNEUM are eligible to participate in teaching mobility within the framework of ERASMUS+. The prerequisite for the teaching stay abroad is the agreement on teaching mobility in an ERASMUS+ bilateral agreement.

The teaching assignment must comprise at least eight hours per week. The stay must last at least two consecutive days and a maximum of two months. The FH JOANNEUM management usually approves a maximum of one week.

The teaching stay must be integrated into the study programme of the partner institution and therefore take place during semester times. The EU partly funds travel expenses and increased living costs. As FH JOANNEUM would like to motivate its staff to teach at international partner universities, teaching mobility can be carried out within the framework of a business trip.

Deadlines and registration

Teachers are nominated by the degree programme to the International Relations Department by 30 September for the following academic year. The planned teaching visits/stays are created in the Mobility Tool.

Staff mobility for training purposes

Within the framework of ERASMUS+ staff mobility, the EU funds stays for the further training of university staff at European partner universities and companies. Eligible to participate in the so-called staff trainings are administrative university staff and teachers. The EU funds travel expenses and living costs.

The stay for further training must last at least two consecutive days and is limited to a maximum duration of two months. A minimum stay of five days is expressly recommended by the Commission in order to make a meaningful contribution to international life at the host university and is also supported by FH JOANNEUM. As FH JOANNEUM would like to motivate its staff to take part in further education in the form of staff training, this can be carried out as part of a business trip. The completion of a staff training course must always be approved by the supervisor.

Possible receiving institutions:

  • European higher education institutions with an Erasmus+ ECHE. Partner universities of FH JOANNEUM are preferred.
  • Companies in a country where the Erasmus+ programme is implemented (see Erasmus programme countries above).

There are two possibilities for staff training:

  • Staff training in form of a job shadowing.Here you can "look over the shoulder" of colleagues in your own field of work at the partner university or company and learn how your own work is done at the partner university or company. The International Coordinator of the degree programme or the International Office at FH JOANNEUM will make the initial contact.
  • Participation at an International Staff Week. European universities organise a fixed programme for staff from other universities who have to apply to participate. If you are interested in participating, you must contact the International Office and/or your International Coordinator at the degree programme in advance.

A list of International Staff Weeks can be found in the MS Teams for FH JOANNEUM staff "INT-Erasmus Staff Mobilities". Further International Staff Weeks can be found here:

Staff trainings for the coming academic year are communicated by the programme or department to the International Relations Office by 30 September.

Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (KA171)

FH JOANNEUM participates very successfully in Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM). Within the framework of ICM, teaching and staff mobility outside the Erasmus+ partner countries is possible worldwide. The partner countries vary depending on the call and the success of the application. The selection of the partner universities and countries as well as the mobile persons is made together with the participating study programmes.

In contrast to a mobility in an Erasmus+ Programme Country, the minimum duration for a mobility outside Europe is increased to at least five consecutive days. However, for a teaching mobility, the minimum of eight hours per week remains the same.

If you have any questions or are interested, please contact Stefan Strohmaier .

Application process

Before the stay

After applying at the International Office, staff members receive an access link to Mobility Online. The complete application, including the provision of all necessary documents, the uploading of the completed and signed documents, is handled via this mobility management programme. Before the travel start, the employee must complete the Erasmus+ Mobility Agreement, have it signed by the supervisor at FH JOANNEUM and the host institution and upload it to Mobility Online (ERASMUS+ programme requirement). Subsequently, the Grant Agreement is activated in Mobility Online, which is signed and uploaded to Mobility Online again. Uploading these documents is a prerequisite for the release of the travel request, which must be submitted in the staff portal. You will receive more information about this via email during the application process.

During the stay

At the end of the stay, persons undertaking an Erasmus+ staff mobility for teaching purposes (Teaching Mobility) or for training purposes (Staff Training) must have a confirmation of stay signed by the host university or company (in the case of STT), the template can be found on Mobility Online and must also be uploaded there in full.

After the stay

Within one week after the end of the teaching stay or the staff training, the person who has become mobile must complete and send an online report (EU Online Survey) on the teaching activity or the staff training. The travel expenses must be settled in the staff portal. The original receipts as well as a confirmation from the host institution about the teaching activity or the staff training (ERASMUS+ programme requirement) must be sent to the International Office. All supporting documents as well as the travel expense report must also be uploaded in digital form to Mobility Online. It must be ensured that the results of the Erasmus+ mobility are disseminated to relevant target groups.

Erasmus+ Priorities 2021-2027

Inclusion and Diversity

Persons with fewer opportunities: in the case of an Erasmus+ teaching stay or Erasmus+ training, inclusion support is available for staff with disabilities and staff with chronic illness. Funding is available for persons with fewer opportunities, in particular persons with physical, mental or health impairments.

Environment and fight against climate change

Green Travel Grant: Staff who use environmentally friendly means of transport to and from work are eligible for the Green Travel Top-Up. Low-emission modes of transport include train, bus and carpooling. Entitlement to the Top-Up exists if more than half of the journey is made by a lower-emission mode of transport.

Digital Transformation

With a view to further advance the digitalisation process of the Erasmus+ Programme, project promoters have committed themselves by signing the ECHE (Erasmus Charter for Higher Education) to take timely measures to ensure the implementation of the minimum requirements for the digital management of mobility. In addition, digital learning and exchange formats are supported through the promotion of blended mobility and blended intensive programmes.

Civic Engagement

In a bid to strengthen democratic participation and civic engagement in civil society, higher education institutions are encouraged to support and organise activities that enable students to become civically engaged and actively participate in their local society.

Here are some interesting links to help you prepare for the travel: