An important aspect of internationalisation of FH JOANNEUM is the participation in Erasmus+. Full-time teaching and administrative staff can do an Erasmus+ teaching assignment (STA) or staff training (STT) in one of the Erasmus programme countries listed below.
Potential target countries
Member States of the European Union including its Overseas territories: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Spain, United Kingdom, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Cyprus, Malta
EFTA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway
Turkey, former Yugoslav Republic Macedonia
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. More information can be found here
Outgoing teaching assignments
Teaching mobility is a crucial aspect of internationalization. The FH JOANNEUM aims to increase the number of faculty members who will teach at partner institutions and will support them accordingly. Teaching mobility activities are promoted as a priority within ERASMUS+.
Full-time teaching staff of FH JOANNEUM can participate in the ERASMUS+ teaching assignment programme. The main requirement for teaching abroad is mentioning teaching mobility in the ERASMUS+ Bilateral Agreement with the destination university.
The teaching assignment must last for a minimum of 8 hours per week and at least two days. The maximum is two months of teaching. The managing director of FH JOANNEUM has agreed to pay for a maximum of one week of teaching assignments.
The course taught abroad must be integrated in the study programme of the university. Therefore, the mobility has to take place during the semester. Through EU funds mobility costs can be partly financed. As FH JOANNEUM would like to motivate the staff to teach at international partner universities, the mobility can take place under a business trip.
Teaching staff will be nominated for mobility to the Department of International Relations (INT) until 30 September for the following academic year. The prospective teaching mobilities are entered into the Mobility Tool by INT.
Before the mobility the lecturer must sign a grant agreement with FH JOANNEUM and send it to the Department of International Relations together with the mobility agreemet which has already been approved by the host university and the superior at FH JOANNEUM. This is a requirement of the ERASMUS+ programme. After these documents have arrived the lecturer's application for the business trip will be approved in the staff portal. The lecturer must state in the business trip application that the purpose of the trip is.
Staff Trainings at Erasmus+ (partner) universities and enterprises are supported in the framework of ERASMUS+ Staff Mobility. Administrative staff of FH JOANNEUM can participate in staff trainings.
The minimum time for staff training is two days with a maximum of two months. However, the commission recommends a minimum stay of five days in order to be able to contribute to the international life of the partner institution in a senseful way. One week of Staff Training is also supported by FH JOANNEUM. Through EU funds mobility costs can be supported. As FH JOANNEUM would like to motivate their staff to participate at staff trainings at international (partner) universities and enterprises, employees will get the mobility refunded as a business trip. The participation in a staff training always has to be approved by the superior.
Possible receiving institutions:
European institutions of higher education with an Erasmus+ ECHE. Partner universities of FH JOANNEUM are preferred.
Enterprises in an Erasmus+ program country.
There are two ways of doing a staff training:
Staff training in form of a job shadowing. Here you can learn how colleagues of (partner) institutions or enterprises manage their work. Note that only European partners are eligible for Erasmus. The international coordinator of your degree programme or the International Office have to establish the first contact.
Participation at an International Staff Week. Some institutions organize a fixed programme for staff of other universities and ask for registration. If you are interested in participation you have to contact the International Office or / and your degree programme at FH JOANNEUM before you can establish contact with the host university.
Training und further education
- of pedagogical qualification and/or
- of competences in the curriculum design.
FH JOANNEUM can get an ERASMUS grant to cover a part of the mobility costs. Therefore, the administrative procedure and internal as well as external deadlines must be obeyed.
University personnel will be nominated for trainings to the Office of International Relations (INT) for the following study period by September 30th.
For the specific staff training the Office of International Relations (INT) or the International Coordinator of the degree programme will contact the partner institution. Once the partner institution has agreed to host the staff member for staff training, the staff member has to fill in different documents and send them to INT.
Before the mobility starts the staff member must fill in the Erasmus Mobility Agreement, get a signature from the superior at FH JOANNEUM and the host institution and send the agreement to INT. After that INT will forward the Grant Agreement to the staff member for signature. Once Mobility and Grant Agreement have been fully signed and forwarded to INT the travel application ("Reiseantrag") can be made in the MA-Portal. In the field "reason for travel" ("Zweck der Reise") there has to be written "ERASMUS/Staff Training".
Within one week after the mobility has taken place, the teacher or staff member has to fill in an Erasmus Online report, which will be sent to the teacher or staff automatically. This is a prerequisite of Erasmus+. A travel expense report (plus the original bills) has to be sent to PRR and a confirmation of the receiving institution to the International Office.
Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM)
FH JOANNEUM successfully participates in Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM). In the framework of ICM teaching assignments and staff trainings in Erasmus partner countries worldwide are possible. Partner countries vary according to the call and success in the application process. The selection of the partner universities and countries as well as of the mobile participants is carried out together with the respective degree programs.