Project promoter: Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca
Project Code: EY-MPO-0045
The international strategy of the Babes-Bolyai University includes the extension of the cooperation with European Universties, including Norway. The Erasmus+ program facilitatea the increasing number of mobilities between Romania and European countries. However the results obtained with Norwegian universities are not very good taking into consideration the results obtained with other countries. In the first year 2009/2010 of implementation of the EEA grants in Romania we managed to send 9 outgoing students, and we do not receive any incoming mobility. In the last year of EEA grant implementation we had 22 outgoing students, 4 academic staff incoming mobilities and 4 outgoing staff mobilities.
In 2016/2017 we had 400 incoming students, and one student from Norway. We also had 400 incoming academic staff in teaching and staff training, none from Norway. We have send 360 outgoing teaching and staff training mobilities, none in Norway in 2016-2017. The reason are the absence of a financial support and the lack of common activities.
In this project we proposed to realize student and staff mobilities between Babes-Bolyai University and the following Norwegian universities: Universitetet Bergen, University of Agder, University College of Southeast Norway, Lillehammer University College, University of Oslo, Universitetet I Tromso Norges Arktiske Universitet, Norwegian University of Science and Technology si Volda University College.
Project challenges: the restriction established in the project, the interruption of the financial support for several years, etc.
The financial support will help the students and teachers from Romania to realize mobilities in Norway, mobilities that the Erasmus grant cannot cover properly.For the incoming mobilities to Romania the grant will be an incentive to organize the mobilities.
We realized that the cooperation will increase slowly because of the cultural difference which can be handled only through a high number of joint activities.