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International Relations & Partnerships

The International Relations & Partnerships team (IRP) is the strategic hub of expert knowledge relating to the internationalization of higher education and research. As such there is close cooperation with not only our own team at SOIR, but also:

IRP speciality is UT-wide inter-institutional partnerships, and advice on the deployment and optimization of governance of EU and non-EU agreement processes. We monitor developments in credit - and degree mobility opportunities and explore scholarship programmes for (non) degree seekers (Ba/Ma/PhD) and staff. Our current portfolio extends beyond our current agreements with our UT-wide partner institutions well into Erasmus+ programme, our contribution to ECIUU university on mobility aspects, as well as policy advise on all matters of internationalization, and calamity expert advise regarding health, safety and security of our students world wide.

Country coordination

Internationalization, international collaboration and partnerships are key priorities for the University of Twente, which requires best practices and the available knowledge and expertise to be shared within and outside the university. Our UT country coordinator disseminates knowledge on Mexico, and on international strategic partner universities (ISP). The country coordinators create synergies within the UT and strategic value in our collaboration with international partners.

The Latest on International relations

Annually we aim to keep our International Partner institution up to date with the latest and relevant information regarding mobility opportunities, policy decisions, staff changes, the latest on Erasmus+, and upcoming events through our IRP newsletter.

The latest on Erasmus+

  • The new Erasmus+ app!

    Erasmus+ AppThe Erasmus+ Mobile App is the single point of entry into the Erasmus+ programme, providing a broad range of information, tools and services to help you plan and carry out your Erasmus exchange.

    Find everything you need to know about opportunities to go abroad with Erasmus + and check out all the features that are specifically built to facilitate your experience!

  • ECHE charter accreditation 2021-2027

    It is with great pleasure to announce that the University of Twente will be awarded the “ERASMUS CHARTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION 2021-2027” quality certificate. Receiving this certificate enables the UT to benefit from the Erasmus+ scheme for the upcoming years. Erasmus+ is an important vehicle to drive our Shaping 2030 ambitions home, as it is expected the programme will spearhead principles such as inclusion, sustainability and digitalization. Through a light procedure entailing a the self-assessment report and the drafting of an Erasmus Policy statement, the UT gained a positive assessment.

    The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) is a general quality framework for European and international cooperation activities for HEI’s within the Erasmus + programme. Each HEI in a Programme country who wishes to partake in activities in the framework of the new Erasmus + programme 2021-2027 much have a ECHE charter. The ECHE charter is valid throughout the duration of the programme.

    In the coming weeks the certificate will be shared with the University of Twente accompanied by the policy statement, which will be published on this page.

  • What is Bologna?

    With the Dutch team of Bologna Experts a module was created on the Bologna proces in the Netherlands. The module is only available in Dutch as of yet. If you have always wondered what the Bologna Proces entails and how this influences your work at the university, this module is a great and comfortable way to learn about its details and impacts. Are you a teacher, researchers, support officer, administrator, then this module is for you!

    The course is freely accessible at Nuffic Academy

  • Your KA107 Project: How to start?

    Congrats for having succesfully received E+ funds for the call KA107 2020. Now that you are a benificiary of the E+ program, you may wonder on where to start with the implementation of these funds. In 2020 we hosted our first KA107 implementation presentation to inform you about the steps to take and the division of tasks to run these individual projects as well as the project KA107 call 2020 as a whole. The presentation can be found below.

    Should you have any questions regarding current Erasmus projects, do not hesitate to contact the Institutional Erasmus Coordinator. The contact details are found on this page as well as in the UT Institutional Factsheet.

Charter/Accreditation (ECHE)

Erasmus Policy Statement

Want to know more about the Erasmus+ programme or you have questions regarding current Erasmus+ projects, do not hesistate to contact the Institutional Erasmus Coordinator. The contact details are found on this page as well as in the UT Institutional Factsheet.

Documents and downloads

Check our archives for more information on Erasmus+ calls and IRP hosted workshops.

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