Setting up a partnership: Setting up an international partnership can be a rewarding and exciting prospect but challenging to know how to approach this and where to go for further support. Find out more about the processes to follow.
Erasmus+ staff exchange: Broaden your professional development with a teaching or training experience in Europe. Find out more about the opportunities available.
International Credit Mobility: Erasmus+ offers opportunities for staff to teach or train in higher education institutions beyond Europe. Find out more about going beyond Europe.
In addition to the information provided on this page, if you need further help or information, please contact us.
The University enters into partnerships that are conducive to meeting its strategic objectives and the fulfilment of its mission, particularly in the areas of widening participation and internationalisation. Partnerships, which allow for the provision of a higher education experience for a wide diversity of students, present opportunities for the University to serve as an intellectual and cultural focus for the region, for supporting national and regional economic success, and for building on existing close ties within Europe and in the wider international arena.
In order to ensure that international partnerships and collaborations are appropriately strategic, high quality, and enhance the reputation of the University, internal policy requires all Kent faculty and staff to adhere to a series of internal approval processes and guidelines prior to any binding discussions or negotiations with an external partner.
This applies to both proposed new arrangements and the monitoring and renewal of existing arrangements.
International Partnerships is responsible for undertaking the pre-collaborative checks on all proposed new international partnerships and the renewal of arrangements, with the oversight of the Quality Assurance and Compliance Office.
International Partnerships is responsible for the monitoring of the following types of non-collaborative international agreements ( i.e. those that do not entail a University award):
The Quality Assurance and Compliance Office oversees international agreements that lead to a University award or to specific credit towards a University award (as follows):
Full policies and procedures relating to collaborative provision approval can be accessed on the Quality Assurance and Compliance Office pages.
Kent Graduate and Researcher College (GRC) is responsible for the strategy and policy relating to international postgraduate collaboration provision. The GRC works closely with International Partnerships and the Quality Assurance and Compliance Office in this area.
The GRC oversees the agreement of individual student contracts for the co-supervision of PhDs with international partners.
Guidance for Kent staff who wish to set up an international partnership.
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Activities include job shadowing, workshops, language courses, professional training programmes and much more, and visits typically last from two days to two weeks.
Colleagues have been hosted by a wide range of universities and organisations throughout Europe, from Tallinn to Turkey, Malta to Madeira, in fact any EU member states plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey.
So if you fancy teaching in Toulouse, networking in Nicosia, studying Spanish in Seville, or learning about libraries in Ljubljana, do contact our team. All Kent staff are invited to apply!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form or register your interest.
Broaden your professional development with a teaching or training experience beyond Europe.
Explore the opportunities below and view our 'Apply for International Credit' section for details on selection criteria and submitting an application. Please note that whilst travel and other restrictions are in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic, virtual mobility placements are possible.
Five day teaching placement at Ilia State University, Georgia for staff within Division of Arts and Humanities. Minimum eight hours teaching required.
Up to two-month teaching placements at University of Los Andes, Colombia for Kent Law School staff
Five-day staff training placements in the area of careers and employability at the University of Nairobi, Kenya
Five-day staff training and teaching placements at Bar Ilan University, Israel (all subject areas)
Selection will be made in adherence to all relevant University equality and diversity policies; please note that priority will be given to members of staff who have not previously benefited from mobility under Erasmus+. For additional support, contact Primrose Paskins (P.M.A.Paskins@kent.ac.uk).
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