International Strategy/Erasmus Policy Statement
In order to successfully carry out the process of internationalisation the TEI of Western Macedonia has formulated a specific strategy which is designed to meet national and European key policy objectives. The first priority of TEIWM is the constant pursuit of excellence and the attempt to reach high quality standards. TEIWM has been awarded the DS label for the years 2011 to 2014 and the ECTS label has been set as its next goal. Emphasis is, therefore, placed on the transparency of educational activities and the accessibility of information regarding all aspects of academic life within the institution. The website of TEIWM includes a comprehensive ECTS Information Package and Course Catalogue in accordance with the requirements of the European Qualifications Framework.
In the frame of the internationalisation strategy of the institution certain criteria for the choice of international (EU and non-EU) partners have been set.
The criteria for partners from EU countries are the following:
Similarly, the criteria for partners from both EU and non-EU countries are:
Geographically, our institution aims at maintaining and developing the existing collaborations with institutions in Europe and North America. At the same time, the TEI of Western Macedonia will focus on collaboration with Russia, China and Middle East countries. Our institution is open to participate in networks in other parts of the world, thus providing access to its staff and students to strong academic environments.
Staff and student mobility is at the core of our international strategy. Thus, our institution has clearly established a number of objectives which will effectively support this mobility. To this end, the institution undertakes to:
In the coming years, our institution will focus on developing new Master's degree programmes in collaboration with international higher education institutions. Therefore, the TEI of Western Macedonia will endeavor to support closer international collaboration about matters such as joint degree programmes.