As you can see, you can benefit from Erasmus in many different ways, and we here at the CIM Erasmus Office can help you decide which option suits you best. With over 120 partner institutions in 22 different countries, we offer you a wide spectrum of opportunities to learn, develop or improve your skills and have fun.
Desiderus Erasmus once said: “If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen but you don’t do it – it won’t happen!”
So grab this opportunity and make it happen!
The Erasmus University Charter (EUC) provides the general framework for the European co-operation activities a higher education institution (HEI) may carry out within the Erasmus programme. It is a prerequisite for HEI to organise student mobility and teaching and other staff mobility, to carry out Erasmus intensive language courses and intensive programmes, and to apply for multilateral projects, networks, accompanying measures and to organise preparatory visits.
The final decision on the award of the Erasmus university charter or rejection of the application has been taken by the European Commission, on the basis of the recommendations of the EUC Evaluation Committee, composed of a panel of European Commission and Executive Agency officials.
The ERASMUS experience enriches students in numerous ways: on a personal level, it broadens their horizons by bringing them in contact with different cultures. It helps them develop social skills and strengthens their self-confidence and intercultural experience. Academically, students learn to adapt quickly to new learning environments and experience different teaching styles. On a professional level, students get the chance to enrich their CVs as well as their language repertoire, their prospects in the labour market and develop a positive “can do attitude” which is indispensable in today’s world.
CIM ERASMUS Policy Statement:
The Cyprus Institute of Marketing supports the EU Modernisation and Internationalisation Agenda for Higher Education, and the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education is integral to the realisation of our institutional plans, strategies and aspirations. We believe that higher education is a power for good and makes a significant economic, intellectual and cultural contribution to the world. We are committed to international excellence through the creation of world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching within an inclusive academic culture.
These core values expressed in our institutional strategy permeate our approach to international engagement. Central to the achievement of our vision of an international university are the benefits derived from working collaboratively. Our international partnerships in both participating and non-participating countries facilitate and support staff and student mobility, student recruitment, developments in teaching and learning, collaborative research and capacity-building. International collaborative partnerships are a core element in our broader strategic objectives in regard to teaching, learning and research. Our Code of Practice on Collaborative Provision provides guidance and criteria to facilitate and support the establishment (including risk assessment and strategic “fit”), quality assurance, development, monitoring and evaluation of cross-border collaborations.
All successful partnerships are the result of shared commitment to, and mutual benefit from, the relationship. Many of our partnerships result from individual links between academic staff. Others have been introduced through existing partners or other networks. Our international partner institutions are diverse, reflecting the different needs and priorities of our partners’ and our own students and staff. As well as developing partnerships which are multi-dimensional and strategic, we also recognise the place of specialist, focussed partnerships for specific purposes.
In regard to mobility we are committed to extend the range and nature of the opportunities we can offer to our students, as integral or optional credit mobility components of an ever-increasing range of degree programmes, principally, but not exclusively, at Bachelor level. This will include both study and work placements in participating and non-participating countries. We will continue to explore short-term mobility in order to encourage participation by a more diverse student body and to introduce new and less familiar study destinations in non-participating countries.
We will actively promote international mobility when recruiting new students (for example, at Open Days) and to current students through our network of departmental co-ordinators, a programme of departmental presentations and our annual Study Abroad Fair. At the same time we will demonstrate our strong institutional commitment to equality of opportunity, offering additional financial assistance to those from disadvantaged backgrounds. We have successfully made arrangements with partner institutions to enable students with disabilities to participate in Erasmus exchange. We will build on our experience to enhance and develop inclusive polices and practice in regard to all aspects of mobility.
Mobility of academic and administrative staff is a priority for effective partnership relationship management, support of co-operation projects, professional training, teaching delivery and programme development. In this context we will explore opportunities for joint delivery of Master’s programmes with partners from both participating and non-participating countries. In all our international activities we recognise the importance of regular monitoring and evaluation, as well as benchmarking with peers, in order to inform and influence our future practice, policy and strategy.
We expect to focus primarily on the development of selected existing partnerships and to extend their scope so that they contribute to achieving the objectives of the EU Modernisation Agenda for Higher Education, for example, by developing relationships with other key stakeholders and/or cross-sector co-operation. In order to realise these objectives we will engage in more strategic and sustainable relationships based on deeper mutual understanding of our capabilities, capacity and priorities. We will seek to develop further, in co-operation with HEIs in participating countries, our contribution to capacity-building for higher education in post-conflict Partner countries.
CIM Language Policy:
- Incoming students and staff with a minimum 2 month mobility period.
CIM encourages all incoming students and staff to learn the local language, Greek, and to learn about the local culture.
The Ministry of Education offers several Greek language and culture courses for foreigners. Since incoming exchange students follow courses in English, also academic English courses are available.
- Preparation of participants for mobility.
Since all of our classes are delivered in the English language, we will partner with Universities that also deliver courses in the English language.
Erasmus Application Form
For more information please contact the Erasmus Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org