The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated huge changes in higher education and introduced new forms of cooperation. With more or less active student mobility, staff visits have been put on hold for an indefinite time. For the autumn semester and into 2021 virtual mobility might be the only option for most of HEI’s to form and maintain partnerships and reach their goals for internationalisation.
The European Commission has now confirmed through the National Agencies that blended and virtual mobility can take place under the Erasmus+ mobility actions. It is an occasion to limit the negative impact of the crisis, but also to establish an additional format and opportunity for international mobility.
Therefore, KTU kindly invites colleagues from partner universities worldwide to its “Virtual Global Faculty Week 2021” to be held on 22-26 March 2021.
The event is open for academic staff willing to give lectures online, share experiences with our professors, find areas of cooperation. We believe that it is a mutual interest and virtual lectures will become another form of cooperation and exchange of expertise.
In addition, we have prepared a short but comprehensive online programme with cultural presentations, networking events and workshops that will give the opportunity to gain new knowledge, start discussions and networking as well as help strengthen the existing and create new partnerships with colleagues from all over the world. We understand that physical mobility with all its benefits remains the priority but we will do our best to compensate the lack of social and cultural interaction and make you feel welcome.
The list of study areas/programmes and hosting departments will be announced by the end of October 2020.
Participants shall agree on the workload and forms of online lectures individually with receiving departments.
Language of the event and lectures is English.
We would be glad to assist you if you are preparing any documents for your virtual visit to be recognised at the home institution (Erasmus+ or other programmes) or need confirmation.