The European Union's Erasmus+ programme for the period 2021 to 2027 integrates higher education, vocational education, adult education, school education, youth and sport.
It is divided into three key actions:
Erasmus+ supports the objectives of the European education agenda, the modernisation, internationalisation and qualitative improvement of higher education in Europe. It aims to strengthen international competences, personal development and employability of students, to enhance the attractiveness of the EU as a place to study and research and to contribute to the sustainable development of higher education in third countries.
Increasing international mobility in all study cycles is a political goal in the European education agendas, which is strongly supported in Germany by the Federal and State Governments and the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, DAAD).
Students must be able to complete part of their studies at a foreign university without having to accept an extended duration of study and additional costs. Surveys among students show that the comprehensive recognition of study and exam results acquired abroad is the most important prerequisite.
In addition to automatic recognition of credits gained during study periods abroad, the new Erasmus+ programme (2021-2027) will also focus on digitalisation, environmental sustainability, inclusion and civic engagement.
In addition to the programme countries, Erasmus+ offers the possibility of cooperation and exchanges with the rest of the world, known as partner countries. Special project applications must be submitted for these cooperations.
The HNU currently has 2 projects with partners in partner countries (project duration 08/2019 - 07/2022):
Erasmus Charter (ECHE) of the HNU
Each higher education institution participating in the Erasmus+ Programme must have a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). The ECHE is awarded by the European Commission and proves that an university fulfils all the requirements for successful participation in the Erasmus+ Programme..
Erasmus Policy Statement (EPS) of the HNU
The Erasmus Policy Statement reflects the internationalisation strategy of the HNU within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme and is an important part of a successful application for the ECHE.
Complaints and criticism
In case of serious complaints and fundamental criticism of the Erasmus+ Programme, you can confidentially contact the following persons:
This project was funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views of the author only, the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
If you have any questions about the Erasmus+ Programme at the HNU, please contact Katja Schuster.
Further information is available from:
German Academic Exchange Service
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
Nationale Agentur für EU-Hochschulzusammenarbeit (NA DAAD)
53115 Bonn, Germany
Phone: +49 800/2014-020
Fax: +49 228/882-555
Web: www.eu.daad.de (opens in a new window)