Workshop
“Managing International Staff
and Student Mobility”
St.Petersburg
3.02.2011
The Importance of Mobility for the
Institutional Development
Alina Grzhibovska
Director of International Relations Department
University of Latvia
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Strategic Plan 2010-2020
Objectives:
To create and maintain active cooperation with the EU institutions,
actively becoming involved in the international university organizations
To create joint study programmes on a European and Baltic level
To participate actively in Erasmus Mundus and other student exchange
programmes, ensuring the recognition of studies abroad
To promote the engagement of UL researchers in post-doctoral
studies in foreign universities and research centres, as well as to
promote their return to Latvia, ensuring favourable conditions upon
their return to the UL
To ensure high quality of studies for the exchange students and to
achieve effective cooperation between faculties and departments
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Elements of the Internationalization Policy
 Mobility of students and lecturers with the aim to improve the
quality of studies, renew and improve the qualification of
personnel
 Participation in the international academic and professional
organizations
 To improve knowledge of personnel in the languages of EU
member states, by developing courses in foreign languages
 To invite foreign experts
 Establishment of international centres
 Exports of education and attraction of foreign students
 Inclusion of foreign experts in the promotional and doctoral
study councils
 Active participation in the international scientific and education
exhibitions
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Cooperation Directions
 Bilateral cooperation agreements with 96 universities in
36 countries
 International networks and organizations (IAU, EUA,
Euroasian University Association, ISEP, UNICA,
UTREHT Network, BSRUN, Campus Europae,
SYLFF)
 Participation in educational and research programmes
and projects
 Mobility
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Internationalization at Home
 Joint programmes/double degree
 International study programmes
 Visiting lecturers
 International auditorium
 Projects
 Services
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Bilateral Agreements 2011
99 universities in 36 countries
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Others: Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Belarus, Bulgaria, Denmark, South Korea, Egypt,
Netherlands, Israel, India, Moldova, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Thailand
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Participation in ERASMUS Mundus
projects
 Join EU-SEE (2009) – Serbia, Montenegro,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Kosovo,
Albania, Croatia
 Triple I (2010) – 12 universities in Russia
 CENTAURI (2010) – Uzbekistan, Tajikistan,
Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan (incoming
students/lecturers, academic staff)
 Lot3b (2010) – occupied territory of Palestine
 MISOCO – (Joint Master degree programme)
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Total Mobility
600
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385
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300
200
303
229
243
213
132
164
191
184
196
158
100
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Outgoing students
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Incoming students
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Erasmus Mobility
400
374
350
307
300
232
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200
150
100
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194
163
157
128
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136
144
120
86
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Outgoing students
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Incoming students
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Erasmus Outgoing Staff Mobility
80
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70
60
60
53
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31
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35
20
10
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Erasmus outgoing staff mobility
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Thank you very much
for your attention!
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