Erasmus+, an exceptional program

Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) maintains and develops its strong involvement in Erasmus+, a European program that promotes learning mobility projects and cooperation for innovation and best practices.
Erasmus+ is a high-profile EU program[H1] [NS2] that supports actions in the fields of education, training, youth and sport in Europe. A number of committed, persevering lecturers from the universities of Grenoble and York played a key role in the program’s early days.

The Erasmus+ Charter

The Erasmus+ Charter awarded reflects our university’s commitment to uphold the three fundamental principles of the program:
  • Fully adhere to the principles of non-discrimination and ensure equal access and opportunities to mobile participants from all backgrounds.
  • Ensure full recognition for activities carried out by students during their mobility by awarding credits (ECTS or compatible system).
  • Guarantee equality of treatment and services between students and staff at the institution and those coming in through mobility opportunities, without charging fees to incoming students on the Erasmus+ exchange program.
UGA therefore is committed to the quality criteria defined by the European Commission in the Erasmus + charter before, during and after the mobility periods. When participating in international cooperation projects, UGA ensures in particular that these partnerships lead to sustainable and balanced results for all, by providing appropriate support to the participating staff and students.

Promoting European mobility

UGA has 507 partner institutions across Europe, and Erasmus+ study mobility accounts for 70% of our outgoing mobility (up 15% compared with 2016) and 65% of our incoming mobility. Since 2016, 2,000 UGA students have taken part in study mobility in other European countries through the Erasmus+ program, and 1,565 students have come to UGA.

UGA actively encourages its staff to teach or train in other countries. To this end, two calls for applications take place each year by the International and External Affairs, in conjunction with the human resources department. Each year some fifty UGA staff members take advantage of teaching and staff training mobility opportunities through the Erasmus+ program.

International mobility credits (MIC) outside Europe:

The objective of this scheme is to strengthen academic collaboration with countries outside the EU by developing student mobility, teaching and training for faculty and staff.
Currently, UGA has obtained MIC funding for the following projects:
- Mobi-Tunisie
- Erasmus Mundus:

International cooperation projects

In this framework, UGA leads the following projects in the fields of:

Strategic partnerships:
NETRAW: Network of resources for working women in Mediterranean rural areas
TERAPI: Learning territory, innovative protocols for learning
Mooc2Move language learning device for mobility

Capacity building:
Student4Change: Innovation and social entrepreneurship
MAREMA: capacity building in Francophone Africa

Support for policy reform:
Jean Monnet Chair: Franco-German relations, European integration and globalization
Jean Monnet Chair: Area of freedom, security and justice of the European Union
Jean Monnet Chair: Dissemination of a culture of the Charter of Fundamental Rights
Updated on  April 29, 2021