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The Staff Mobility Programme 

The ECIU has adopted a Staff Mobility Programme which aims at increasing the mobility among administrative members of staff. The programme provides opportunities for support staff to spend time at other ECIU institutions through a programme tailor-made to individual staff member’s development needs.


The aim of the programme is to give administrative staff the possibility to:



The duration of exchange can be from only a few days (5 days as a minimum) to a lon- ger period of time, decided by the two parties involved. Depending on the length of the stay, the exchanged person can be affiliated with one or more administrative staff members in the host institution or merely visit a number of relevant administrative offices and units and talk to people who can introduce the administrative procedures and ways of handling various tasks.


It is a general rule that the home institution pays for travel, accommodation and the exchanged person’s salary during the visit. However, the accommodation cost can be paid by host institution if funding is available or if it is of strategic importance.


The exchanged person must make sure that he or she has sufficient insurance cover both in term of medical matters, liability, travel, goods and what else needs to be covered when going abroad.


If you are interested in developing your professional skills through a stay at one of the partner universities and have had the ok from your leader, please fill out the the online form. Send the form to the local ECIU local coordinator your university with your CV attached. The local contact person will then send your request to the main coordinator (Lise Thorup Pedersen, Aalborg University, email: ltp@adm.aau.dk) and she will then see if an exchange can be arranged at the university you want to visit and help you with further arrangements. If you have any questions,please contact the local ECIU local coordinator at your university.


"It was a great opportunity for me and I am really looking back at this time with great pleasure. Working for two months in another environment makes you think out of the box and was very inspiring for me. I worked closely together with the Research & Knowledge Exchange Services (RKES) and the University Library. We shared experiences on topics like the role of universities in capacity development in less developed countries and on data management policy. I am still in touch with some of the staff from this university.”

Marga Koelen
University of Twente

Host institution
University of Strathclyde, UK