skip to content

Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning

 

The Erasmus+ programme, administered by the International Student Office, offers funding opportunities for staff going abroad to a European partner institution for a period of teaching or training. Funding is provided as a contribution towards travel and subsistence. Not only does the scheme allow staff to enhance their teaching experience and expertise, it also offers valuable opportunities for researchers to develop their connections with international colleagues through participating in a teaching exchange at a host institution.

 

‘The benefits go way beyond teaching’ - Dr Thomas Krieg, who took part in a teaching exchange with a fellow researcher in Padua

 

Any staff member with a contract of employment with the University of Cambridge is eligible to apply (including College Teaching Officers). Placements should be between 2 days and 2 months long (excluding travel time) and for teaching placements there is a minimum requirement of 8 hours teaching per week or part of the week.

Further information, including how to apply and institutions with which Cambridge already has partnership agreements, can be found on the International Students Office’s website.

 

 

 Case Study: Using Erasmus+ Funding to Develop an International Network

Dr Thomas Krieg, a Principal Investigator in the Department of Medicine, was funded by Erasmus+ for a teaching exchange with Dr Fabio di Lisa at the Università degli Studi di Padova (University of Padua).

Dr Krieg taught part of an undergraduate course in Pharmacy at Padua while Dr di Lisa gave a postagraduate seminar at Cambridge. For Dr Krieg, teaching in Padua and working with the students there, some of whom have since chosen to pursue research at Cambridge, was enjoyable and advantageous.

Another major benefit of this exchange was the opportunity it offered to strengthen his professional relationship with Dr di Lisa, with whom he has gone on to establish a collaborative research project for which they now hold two joint grants. Dr Krieg says Erasmus+ is a user-friendly scheme, light on bureacracy, whose benefits for academics 'go way beyond teaching'.

 

Latest news

Win up to £75 in the CCTL Photography Competition!

20 December 2019

Submissions are now being accepted for the CCTL's 2020 Photography Competition! Everyone has their own unique perspective of education at Cambridge. If you are a student or member of staff and enjoy photography, why not enter our competition? We are interested in seeing the Cambridge educational experience through your...

Applications are open for the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, 2020-21

28 November 2019

Applications are now open for the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education , which will be running over the 2020-21 academic year. During this 12-month course you will develop enquiry-based approaches to engaging with educational challenges and contributions to improvements in the education of...