Staff mobility

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All staff at the University, both academic and professional, can undertake a mobility visit with one of our partner universities in Europe under the EU Erasmus+ Programme.

We have partners in most European countries. Please contact the European and Study Abroad Office for information on partners.


Erasmus+ Programme

Erasmus offers an opportunity to teach or work in another country and to get to know first-hand the workings of another European educational system.

An Erasmus mobility visit can help you

  • pick up new ideas.
  • explore teaching curricula and research
  • learn about new tools and technologies
  • discover best practices to take back and improve your own ways of working.

You may discover your counterparts in other countries face the same challenges, and we can all benefit from each other's experiences.

Colleagues returning from an Erasmus exchange extol the benefits and virtually all take up another exchange opportunity. An Erasmus mobility visit can help you to build up a network of international contacts, and perhaps even brush up your language skills.

However, we want to encourage staff, who have not previously done so, to take up a mobility opportunity, and preference will be given to them.

Academic staff

The minimum duration for teaching assignments is two days and most members of staff will take a 5-day visit. Academic members of staff must undertake at least 8 hours of teaching.

Professional staff

A mobility visit is also an option for professional staff with mobility opportunities such as short secondments and job-shadowing.

Contact us for an information pack or to discuss your possibilities.

Santander Universities

Santander Universities

The University is a member of Santander Universities which offers participating universities a number of opportunities:

  • short courses
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • staff development opportunities.

The Santander network has almost 1,000 universities in 15 countries in Europe, North America, South America and Asia.

Development opportunities are posted on Studynet as and when they are advertised.

Europe Week

The University hosts a Europe Week every March, which is designed to:

  • give students an international exposure through lectures and seminars on European and intercultural topics
  • foster academic links
  • promote student mobility.

Europe Week involves teachers from many of our Erasmus partners, and includes a Research Forum.

If you are a colleague from a partner university and wish to participate in Europe Week at Hertfordshire, please contact us.

Find out more about Europe Week.