Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology MCAST ERASMUS Plus
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ERASMUS+ and International Opportunities
ERASMUS stands for European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students. It was named after the philosopher, theologian and humanist Erasmus, who lived and worked in several countries in Europe, in quest of knowledge, experience and insights which only such contact with other countries could bring.
Erasmus+, the EU’s flagship education and training programme, emphasises student and staff mobility and European co-operation involving higher education institutions and other key players in the knowledge-based economy. It supports the creation of a European Higher Education Area (EHEA) through increased mobility. This allows for more innovation, growth and jobs in the EU. So far over 3 million students have benefitted from this exchange programme. Together with an enriched study experience, Erasmus+ also provides exposure to different cultures.
The European Commission has launched the new Erasmus+ Programme for all European Institutions. The implementation of this new programme was designed especially to try and tackle the key challenges that Europe is constantly facing such as: early school leavers, or adult workers with low skills. With the launch of the new project Erasmus+ the fields of education, training, youth and sport will make a major contribution to tackle these key challenges. These factors have been recognised as important drivers within the Europe 2020 strategy to overcome the socio-economic crisis affecting European countries to boost growth and jobs and to foster social equity and inclusion.
In addition to students, Erasmus+ will also cater for teachers, trainers, and others involved in higher education. This includes relevant associations, research centres, counselling organisations, etc. It is also open to enterprises, social partners and stakeholders, as well as public and private bodies providing education and training at local, regional and national levels.
The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) is very active internationally through participation in various EU-funded programmes. MCAST particpates regularly in the ERASMUS+ programmes and the International Office co-ordinates the promotion and participation of MCAST students and staff members in these programmes.
The MCAST is registered under code MT MALTA02 and PIC Number 972239925 .
If you are representing a University, or a College or any other institution interested in collaborating with MCAST in ERASMUS+ , please do contact us on the contact links below. We would like to hear from you!
Over the last few years, MCAST participated in Key Action 1 (KA1) and Key Action 2 (KA2) programmes. In KA1, MCAST participates in VET (Vocational and Education Training) Mobility programmes aimed at providing staff and students at MQF Level 4 to travel across the EU and gain valuable training experience but also grow socially and culturally as they meet and interact with the cultures of the many different countries within the EU. Also MCAST participates in HE (Higher Education) mobility programmes that help many students at MQF Levels 5 and 6 to train at various programmes. Staff was also able to participate under this programme.
So what are you waiting for to participate in ERASMUS+?
Contact the MCAST International Office NOW !
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