Staff Mobility, which is a part of the Erasmus+ Programme, allows
faculty and staff members to carry out a period of teaching or training
at a partner university or a company in Europe.
University staff can participate in two strands of Erasmus+:
1) Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility
Teaching mobility can be undertaken:
is an obligation to deliver at least 8 hours of teaching (i.e. at least
two days). A minimum duration of 2 working days is strongly recommended
to provide a meaningful contribution to the teaching programme and
international academic life at the host institution. Shorter periods
should be exceptional. The maximum duration is 8 weeks.
- a) to
an Higher Education Institution which holds Erasmus+ University
Charter and with which a valid Inter-institutional Agreement is in
- b) by incoming staff of an enterprise invited to IAU to undertake teaching activities.
teaching periods of 2 days or less weekends or holidays falling in the
period of the stay abroad are not usually considered for support, unless
they are used as travel or working days. In such cases the teaching
programme should demonstrate that teaching activities have been
undertaken for the period reported.
Teaching exchanges must be
from one of Istanbul Aydin University’s current exchange partners in
your subject area with whom we have a valid Inter-institutional
Agreement for teaching mobility.
2) Erasmus+ Staff Training Mobility
Staff training is an option for all staff, and can involve teaching or non-teaching staff:
- Going to another Higher Education Institution which holds a standard Erasmus+ University Charter
- Going to an enterprise
Within the broad objective of staff training this action encompasses three types of mobility:
- Mobility of staff of a higher education institution going to an enterprise.
purpose is to allow the beneficiaries to learn by transfer of knowledge
or knowhow and to acquire practical skills. The activities can be very
varied: language training, seminars, workshops, courses and conferences.
These types of activities should not represent the majority of total
Erasmus+ funded training days. Formal periods of practical training,
short secondments, etc. should account for the majority of the
activities carried out.
- Mobility of administrative and
other non-teaching staff from a higher education institution going to a
partner higher education institution.
The purpose is to allow the
beneficiaries to learn from the experiences and good practices of a
partner institution and to improve the skills required for their current
job. The main activity is a short stay in the partner institution that
may include a short secondment period, job-shadowing scheme, study
- Mobility of teaching staff in a higher
education institution going to a partner institution for the purpose of
The activities may include language training,
seminars, workshops, courses and conferences. For each Higher Education
Institution these training activities should not represent the
majority of training days for staff participating in Erasmus+ staff
training. Formal periods of practical training, short secondments, etc.
should account for the majority of the activities carried out.
How to Apply?
you work for another European university and are interested in an
Erasmus+ Staff exchange (teaching or training) at Istanbul Aydin
University, then the following information should help you in applying
for an exchange with us.
- First identify the department/contact
person you would like to have an exchange with. Email the IAU Erasmus
Department including a CV, to show your area of expertise and how an
exchange would benefit both universities.
- Additionally you should prepare and send by email your proposal of Work plan.
Erasmus Office of your home university will probably inform you about
filling a teaching assignment or a work plan and will offer you
assistance when completing it.
For the IAU work plan form for Erasmus+ teaching mobilities please click here
For the IAU work plan form for Erasmus+ training mobilities please click here
For the IAU list of Erasmus+ Faculty Coordinators please click here
IMPORTANT! ISTANBUL AYDIN
UNIVERSITY receives many more requests for staff exchange than can be
undertaken. Please be flexible about the travel dates and about the
length of your stay.
the departmental authorities confirm your visit, the IAU Erasmus
Department will send an Invitation Letter to your e-mail address and to
the e-mail address of your Erasmus Office (if requested, original copy
will be sent to your correspondence address, too).
- When you
finish your Erasmus+ teaching/training mobility at IAU, the IAU Erasmus
Department will issue a Confirmation Letter which shows you have
delivered courses with a minimum duration of 8 hours/receiving training
in our institution within the framework of Erasmus+ Staff Exchange
IMPORTANT! The Erasmus+
teaching/training staff mobilities are conditioned by an Erasmus+
inter-institutional agreement between your home university and ISTANBUL
If there isn`t such an agreement in place but
the department is pleased to host you and you have found a suitable
time, the department will need to work with the Erasmus+ Institutional
Coordinator at IAU to sign the Erasmus+ inter-institutional agreement.
The Erasmus+ inter-institutional agreement must be signed by both institutions before the exchange commences.