EUNIS intends to organise an International Exchange Programme (IEP). In this Programme, students and members of staff working in Computer Centres in European Universities will work for a short time (typically 8 to 10 weeks) in a Computer Centre in a university in another European country that is a member of EUNIS.
The Programme is open to:
- Full time students who are preferably in the later years of their courses;
- Full time members of Computer Centre staff.
It should be noted that although IEP is an ‘exchange’ programme, this exchange is not necessarily conducted at an institutional level. In other words, if one University nominates someone to go abroad it is not a requirement that it will agree to take someone in exchange. However, if a University did agree to adopt this approach, this would be particularly welcomed by EUNIS.
What Are the Commitments of Any Participating University?
The commitments for student placements are different from those for staff placements within IEP.
All travel and living costs will be paid by the home institution of the member of staff. However, the institution that is being visited will be expected to assist in finding the most economic way to meet these costs. When participating in the IEP, the exchange member of staff will still receive his / her salary from his / her own institution.
The institution being visited will be responsible for providing and supervising a worthwhile programme of work for its visitor. It will be responsible for all the organisational matters at its own end including liaising with the visitor in advance to sort out travel and accommodation arrangements and the general nature of the work which will be carried out during the placement.
EUNIS will be exploring opportunities to obtain external funding which can be used to support staff participating in this part of the programme. If this is successful, new regulations for applying for a grant will be published.
All travel and living costs will be the responsibility of the student who is on placement. However, the institution hosting the student will be expected to pay the student for his / her period of placement at the normal local rate for employment of students.
The institution being visited will be responsible for providing and supervising a worthwhile programme of work for its visitor. It will be responsible for all the organisational matters at its own end including liaising with the visiting student in advance to sort out travel and accommodation arrangements and the general nature of the work which will be carried out during the placement.
Organising an Exchange
If you want to offer to accept a placement, send an e-mail to EUNIS Executive Secretary (jfdesnos(at)orange.fr) with the following information (in English):
- Name of Institution
- Name (and address) of contact person (including e-mail)
- Do you want to accept a student or a member of Computer Centre staff?
- Provide details of the type of work you want the person to do and how long you would like the exchange to last (not more than 100 words)
- Financial arrangements, if any
- How the applicant should apply.
If you want to nominate one of your students or members of Computer Centre staff whom you would like to visit another country send an e-mail to EUNIS Executive secretary jfdesnos(at)orange.fr with the following information (in English):
- Name of student or member of staff
- Address (including e-mail)
- Country or countries which are preferred for the visit
- Possible length of visit
- Short curriculum vitae of the student or member of staff (not more than 100 words)
- What type of work would be suitable