||In september 2015 the HW track of the Business Sciences study program starts. The Faculty wants to achieve the Euorpean targets of student mobility also for this group of students, certainly at bachelor level (but not at master level as it entails only a 4 year program). This means that as of the academic year 2016-2017 these students can be a candidate for an Erasmus + exchange, to be absolved in the first semester of the academic year 2017-2018. An increase in the total number of students willing to participate in Erasmus + might thus be expected.
Given the actual numbers of inscription in the first Bachelor year of the HW track, an additional 120 to 150 students will be potential Erasmus students. On the basis of the actual percentage of TEW students studying abroad, we might expect an increase of Erasmus candidates in the order of 12 to 18.
This means that we are faced with a situation in which for the new program, as well as in general, we will have to expand our network. The main target countries will be France, Spain and Portugal. The Faculty has been preparing this already by expanding the number of slots available for student mobility in these prime destination countries with existing partners, but this strategy is now coming to its limits.
Experience learns that new contracts, which will be needed, can only be done effectively established via personal contact with those target partners and after careful screening of the proposed programmes at home. The purpose of this project is to make this possible and thus support both KP 1 (European mobility targets), KP 2 (mobility window for each study option) and KP 4 (language proficiency both for outgoing students as well as for students staying here because of the larger pallet of incoming students) and is one of the main targets of the Faculty.