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Stays abroad for teachers

Mobility for Teaching Purposes/Teacher Mobility (STA)

Mobility for Teaching Purposes /Teacher Mobility (STA)

Erasmus+ sponsors guest lecturers at European partner universities which hold a valid Erasmus Charta for Universities (ECHE). The aim of guest lectureships is to consolidate the European dimension of the guest university by their presence, supplementing the teaching on offer and conveying their specialist knowledge to students who do not wish to or are unable to study abroad. Where possible, there should be some development of joint study programmes at the partner universities, as well as an exchange of teaching content and methods. Staff from foreign companies and organizations can also be invited to German universities on teaching contracts. Staff mobility must take place in a programme country that is neither the country of the dispatching university nor the main country of residence of the staff member in question. 

Staff from a German university with an ECHE can be sponsored for teaching at a receiving university with an ECHE (outgoing mobility), as well as staff from a different institution, based in a different country in the programme (incoming mobility) that operates on the labour market or in the field of general and professional training or youth work coming to a German university with an ECHE in order to teach.

Periods of teaching within Europe last from two days to two months (excluding travel times in each case); the teaching load should be at least eight hours per stay or per week or part week.

Members of the following groups can be sponsored:

•Professors and lecturers with a permanent university contract

•Lecturers without endowment  

•Teachers with temporary contracts  

•Professors emeritus and retired university teachers

•Scientific assistants  

•Company staff