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PGSM Business School is a part of the Erasmus Program

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PGSM Business School is a part of Erasmus Program

The ERASMUS programme was established in 1987 and forms a major part of the European Union Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013. It is the operational framework for the European Commission's initiatives in higher education.

The ERASMUS Programme, together with a number of other independent programmes, was incorporated into the Socrates programme when that programme was established in 1995. The Socrates programme ended on 31 December 1999 and was replaced with the Socrates II programme on 24 January 2000. That, in turn, was replaced by the Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013 as from 1 January 2007.

There are currently 2,199 higher education institutions participating in ERASMUS across the 31 countries involved in the Socrates programme and 1.4 million students have already taken part.

The program is named after Erasmus of Rotterdam, a philosopher with an adversity of dogmatic thought who lived and worked in many places in Europe to expand his knowledge and gain new insights and left his fortune to the University of Basel.

In reference to the ERASMUS Life-long learning programme, the strategy of PGSM is aimed at supporting the implementation of the internationalization by the support of student and staff exchange.

PGSM intends to take part in all Erasmus activities in 2007-2013 for which the major priorities and objectives are:

It is intended to engage the largest possible number of students and staff in the international exchange to enable them to benefit educationally, culturally and linguistically from the experience of learning or teaching in other countries, and to enrich the process of in-home internationalisation.

We aim to improve the quality, competitiveness and European dimension of our educational range, to develop its lifelong learning strategies and to integrate ICT in its educational, training and research system.

PGSM will realize these goals by supporting e.g. innovative teaching methods, developing double or joint degree programmes and European modules worldwide, as well as new forms of continuing education

PGSM will continue to support projects aimed at cooperation with enterprises as well as projects supporting development of PGSM strategies for funding, governance and modernisation of its curricula

PGSM will initiate and support projects related to education, research and innovation, with strong focus on quality assurance and promotion synergies between teaching and research. The information on Erasmus activities will be published in the PGSM newsletter and on its website. Student and staff information meetings will be held.

PGSM shall comply with the principles of gender equality, enhancement of social and economic cohesion, and combating xenophobia and racism. PGSM shall implement the programme of student and teaching staff exchange according to the principles of the Erasmus programme, doing its best to ensure the highest quality of academic mobility activities, in particular through:

  • transparent and demanding selection procedures based on language and records criteria
  • up-to-date, easily accessible and transparent curriculum information (publication of ECTS Booklet)
  • the application of the ECTS as the credit transfer and accumulation system, to give transparency to the procedures
  • provision of learning agreements with the students on the work programmes related to the students’ academic profiles
  • full recognition of activities satisfactorily completed abroad by PGSM students, according to the LA signed by the student, PGSM as well as by the host institution
  • providing incoming students with transcripts containing full information on the activities completed at PGSM
  • providing linguistic preparation for Erasmus students including elementary French training for incoming students
  • keeping academic and organizational contact with the partner institutions
  • provision of services and academic advice to students and staff
  • tutors and student mentors for incoming students
  • monitoring of outgoing students
  • introduction to the host university and assistance with practical matters for outgoing and incoming students (accommodation, medical insurance, travel etc.) before and during their mobility periods
  • counselling and assistance to university staff through “helping” contacts with partner institutions and with their mobility organisation (trips, accommodation etc.)
  • integration of visiting students in PGSM activities with the help of the student organisations
  • facilitating and acknowledging Erasmus teaching activities and including them in the PGSM educational range on offer
  • acknowledgement of teaching activities abroad as a part of the academic career
  • organisation of feedback from returning students and staff.


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