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Commission praises use of Erasmus funds for staff exchange

The JAMK university of applied sciences in Jyväskylä, Finland has received the Erasmus award for organising exchange programmes for 70 per cent of its staff using EU funding.

While the bulk of the EU’s Erasmus budget provides grants for students to spend time in another university abroad, about 9 per cent of the funds go to similar exchanges for university staff. The European Commission, which gave out the prizes in Brussels on 21 November, praised the winners as examples of how to use these staff mobility programmes to improve teaching.

“The experience gained by university staff working in a different international environment is of enormous benefit to students in both the host and sending institution,” education commissioner Androulla Vassiliou said in a statement.

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