University awarded grant to support staff, student and research exchanges

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The University has been awarded over €43,000 by ERASMUS+, the European Union’s programme to support exchange of students, researchers and staff in Higher Education Institutions. The funds will provide opportunities for students to study abroad, as well as professional development opportunities for staff, in form of short secondment periods, job-shadowing, workshops or training.

This latest grant follows one of €21,883.00 awarded in 2017 which has supported staff to attend development and training opportunities in the field of ICT, student IT systems, teaching and learning methodologies and student experience at other European Universities.

Erasmus+ is an important source of European Union funding for the University. It provides a unique and invaluable opportunity to study and gain professional experience abroad, benefit from learning at other Universities and invest in staff development specific to Higher Education, on a fully funded basis. The University acknowledges the benefits of the Erasmus+ programme and is hopeful that negotiations with the EU include a close engagement with this programme beyond 2020.

Image: University of Gibraltar staff taking part in a recent staff exchange in France. Focus of the event was on international student experience.