RETHINK a stronger and better EUROPE! Promotion tour – EXPAND RETHINKe

-Increase your university’s network with European Union universities (from Portugal and Spain)
-Increase your students’ vision and employability
 WHO?
RETHINK project of the TEMPUS programme is about attaining Double degrees and this means
sharing your studies between your university and a university of your choice in the European Union
– supported by Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan and by National Erasmus+ Office of
On the 25 th of September of 2017 in Baku (Meeting room of the Baku State University) at 11.00 you
are invited to attend an event with following agenda:
 HOW?
We will inform you of new opportunities for Azerbaijani students who are interested in obtaining
new Double Degrees in Azerbaijan universities in cooperation with Portuguese and Spanish
universities in the area of Environmental sciences

a. Workshop on applying E-learning approach for studying Double degrees’ program at
the EU universities.
b. Interactive dialogue (role game) between EU professors and Azerbaijani students: a
real-life simulation of the process for applying and getting Double degree – from
start to end.
c. Networking between Ministry of Education, National Erasmus+ office, Azerbaijan
universities, EU universities, NGOs, and business employers to guarantee
sustainability of Double degrees in Azerbaijan in the future.
We will be there to answer all your questions. Come and bring your colleagues.
Register your participation here:
For more information send us an email: 

RETHINK project team
ID Number 544178-TEMPUS- 1-2013- 1-PT- TEMPUS-JPCR

MEDEA 2nd call is open ! Application deadline is 23 of may 2016.

MEDical UnivErsities Alliance (MEDEA) is an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 project financed by the EACEA from July 2013 to July 2017. It involves 10 European Universities and 10 Lot 5 Universities (Georgia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Moldavia, Belarussia,Armenia) in the field of Health studies. For more information visit MEDEA website: 05.05.2016

The first ever Erasmus+ statistics are out!

The Erasmus+ programme is the EU’s funding programme for education, training, youth and sport between 2014 and 2020. Among other findings, the statistics show that in its first year, Erasmus+ supported over 650,000 people to study, train or volunteer abroad! See all of the interesting findings here: 26.01.2016

Erasmus Mundus project HUMERIA 3rd call for applications is open!

Applying period: 16 October – 7 December 2015

HUMERIA offers granted mobilities for students and researchers between EU and ENPI countries (Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan). Within 3rd Call of applications HUMERIA is offering scholarships for Doctoral students (PhD) and Post-Doctoral researchers from both EU and ENPI countries to carry out short-term mobilities in project’s partner universities. HUMERIA priority fields are humanities, education, research, international relations and arts, however other fields are eligible as well (all partner universities and possible fields of study are displayed on HUMERIA website). Altogether HUMERIA is offering 15 scholarships at PhD-level and 7 scholarships at Post-Doctoral level. The duration of the mobility: short-term 6-months’ mobilities. Within the 3rd Call of applications, all Doctoral students and Post-Doctoral researchers from Higher Education Institutions of both EU and ENPI countries are invited to apply! For more information visit HUMERIA Applications are made: Find us on Facebook and be up to 13.11.2015

Erasmus+ 2016 General Call and the Programme Guide

The erasmus-plus-programme-guide_2016 is an integral part of the 2016 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals . Organisations and institutions seeking funding in the framework of this call must comply with the conditions for participation and funding expressed in this Guide. More information is available on: 21.10.2015

International Credit Mobility Results For First Round

Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility: Results of First Selection Round 2015 have been published. Detailed information on participating universities and mobilities per university will be published later. 10.09.2015

Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility

Quick reference guide for selected higher education institutions in Partner Countries

This Erasmus+ ICM Quick Reference Guide for Partner Country HEIs will provide you with basic information on the key documents, rules and guidelines you will need to be aware of. It will guide you through the next steps your institution will be expected to take, and tell you where to go for further information. 09.09.2015

Capacity Building in Higher Education projects (formerly known as TEMPUS) selection results

More information is available on: cbhe-selection-results 04.08.2015


New revised edition of ECTS (The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System ) Users’s Guide has been published users-guide_2015 For general information on ECTS please visit A web based, easy-to-use tool for converting grades obtained by exchange students abroad has been developed: 03.08.2015

3rd call is open for PHD and Post-doc positions

3rd call is open for PHD and Post-doc positions ! (Application deadline is 20 of September 2015, 11:59pm (UTC+2, Paris)) MEDical UnivErsities Alliance (MEDEA) is an ‪ErasmusMundus‬ Action 2 project financed by the EACEA from July 2013 to July 2017. It involves 10 European Universities and 10 Lot 5 Universities (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine, Moldavia, Belarussia) in the field of Health studies. It aims to provide support for higher education institutions cooperation with other relevant stakeholders and will improve the pedagogical and methodological capacities of the university staff. More information is available on: 24.07.2015

Tempus‬ Project Info Day “Development and improvement of the University Administration on International Affairs” (UNIVIA) at ‪Azerbaijan State University of Economics

More information is available on: 02.07.2015

Marie Sklodowska Curie Action open call for Individual Fellowships (215 million EUR)

The call covers postdocs moving within Europe (2 years of support), going from Europe to 3rd countries (3 years of support) or coming from 3rd countries to Europe (2 years of support). The deadline for submission is 10 September and it is well worth applying as the success rate is about 15%. Results will be ready the week at the end of December for projects starting after Easter 2016. Further information available at: calls/h2020-msca-if-2015.html 29.06.2015

Second round of applications for International Credit Mobility

The second round of applications for International Credit Mobility is now open. As announced in May, most National Agencies are opening a second round of applications under the 2015 call for International Credit Mobility. More information is available on: erasmus-call-mobility 29.06.2015

ECTS users’ guide 2015

The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a tool of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) for making studies and courses more transparent and thus helping to enhance the quality of higher education. The ECTS Users’ Guide offers guidelines for implementing ECTS and links to useful supporting documents. The Guide is offered to students and other learners, academic and administrative staff in higher education institutions as well as to employers, education providers and all other interested stakeholders. More information is available on: The ECTS Users’ Guide 22.06.2015

Erasmus+ Master Loan Scheme launched with first bank in Spain

The first Erasmus+ loans for graduates taking their Master’s degree abroad are now available from MicroBank of Spain. Today the bank signed up to the Erasmus+ Master Loan Guarantee Scheme, funded by the European Commission and managed by the European Investment Fund. Under this first agreement MicroBank will provide up to €30 million worth of loans for students from Spain taking their Master degree in one of the 33 Erasmus+ Programme Countries, or students from other Erasmus+ countries going to Spain for a Master’s course. The Erasmus+ Master Loan scheme is a new and ambitious initiative that represents a major step forwards for student mobility in Europe, with the aim of supporting the EU’s objective of 20% of its students being mobile by 2020. Complementing the well-known credit mobility scheme for higher education students, Erasmus+ aims to help students in obtaining a Master’s degree in Erasmus+ participating countries spend time studying in an institution abroad. More information is available on: 12.06.2015

First HERE study visit organised in Berlin

The Higher Education Reform Experts (HERE) study visit on “Institutional structures for the management of internationalisation and mobility” was organized by the SPHERE team in close cooperation with Technische Universität Berlin from 17 to 19 May 2015. The aim of the seminar was to offer HEREs an opportunity to learn and discuss about institutional strategies and structures for internationalisation and mobility from universities in Berlin, with a special focus on TU Berlin. Participants were encouraged to discuss and explore different types of mobility and internationalisation approaches that universities are managing and better understand how they may be connected strategically and operationally. Presentations were also made on the German national framework for higher education internationalisation and related support funding and programmes. Around 30 participants from 17 EU Partner Countries attended the event. Azerbaijan HEREs representative Ms. Jala Garibova has participated in this seminar.

Seminar documents

Programme List of participants 07.06.2015

Useful experience sharing from Erasmus+ exchange programme alumni in Azerbaijan

How to apply for Erasmus+ student exchange programmes 04.06.2015

Publication of 2015 Bologna Process Implementation Report

This report gives a snapshot of the state of implementation of the Bologna Process across the 47 countries of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). It provides comprehensive qualitative and quantitative information on all main aspects of higher education reforms aiming at a well-functioning EHEA. Full English version of Report in Pdf 18.05.2015

Second round on credit mobility

The call for Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility closed at noon on 4 March 2015. But there is still unused budget for certian regions and probably second round will be announced by mid-June with a deadline on 24.09.2015. For detailed information please see “Note to National Erasmus+ Offices” 12.05.2015

2012-13 Erasmus statistical report

Erasmus Facts, Figures and Trends including data on Tempus (p 182), has just been published at erasmus-stat-2012-13_en erasmus-stat-2012-13_en 11.05.2015