University receives €1.1million in Erasmus funding

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The University received a grant of over €1.1million to support student and staff mobility across Europe, under the Erasmus+ scheme.

Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. The programme offers exciting opportunities for Kent students and staff to study, work, volunteer, teach and train abroad.

The new funding will allow Kent to increase participation in 2018-19 across a range of activities.

The University has had has a long and active engagement with the Erasmus+ programme, ranking in the top 10 of institutions in England to send students on Erasmus+ study.

Professor Jeremy Carrette, the University’s Dean for Europe, said: ‘I’m delighted that Kent has received this funding. As the only UK Higher Education institute to have its international branch campuses in Europe, we recognise the value of Erasmus+.

‘The data supporting this value of study abroad is very clear: students with study abroad experience are more likely to get better degrees, less likely to be unemployed and more-likely to achieve graduate-status jobs.’