Published on 13 November 2017

By signing the Erasmus Charter, Université Paris-Saclay commits to European and international mobility.

Université Paris-Saclay recently signed the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education awarded by the European Commission for the period running from 2014 to 2020. By signing this charter, Université Paris-Saclay reaffirms that its participation in the Erasmus+ programme draws on its strategy to modernise and internationalise its training programmes. Within the framework of this strategy, the university recognises the importance of student and teaching staff mobility as well as that of cooperation projects in order to develop an enhanced training programme for students.

The Erasmus + programme for higher education is a 14.7 billion euro programme of the European Commission. It contributes to the creation of a European Higher Education Area, which follows several objectives, such as :

  • enhancing the quality and reinforcing the European dimension of higher education,
  • increasing student, teacher and higher education staff mobility,
  • reinforcing multilateral cooperation,
  • transparency and recognition of required qualifications,
  • internationalising European higher education institutions.

The programme fosters mobility schemes both in Europe and beyond for students (study periods or internships), teaching staff, as well as higher education staff at large. It also facilitates partnership schemes via project collaborations, knowledge alliances or capacity building projects, and joints Master’s programmes. In order to participate in the different actions of the programme, the higher education institutions must have been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.