What is Campus Europae?
The European University Foundation – Campus Europae (EUF-CE) is a pan-European university network for student exchange and student development in a European context. The Campus Europae project was initiated by the Federal Chancellor of Germany, Helmut Kohl, and subsequently taken on by his successor Gerhard Schroeder. Since 2003, it is under the patronage of the Luxembourg government. The University of Lodz joined CE in 2005.
How to apply?
The University of Lodz accepts the Campus Europae movers on the basis of a binding bilateral agreement in defined field of studies arranged by suitable faculties of two Campus Europae universities. The agreement should be signed till the end of May each academic year.
The process of application and the deadline for one year study at the University of Lodz within the EUF Campus Europae are analogous to ERASMUS+ rules for the EU-state movers. More details on application procedures is available on our website.
Please remember that it is obligatory for CE movers to learn Polish via the Hook Up! from your nomination and during the academic year abroad and attend Polish language course before and during academic year. You can apply for a 2 week intensive Polish language courses for Erasmus/CE movers while your completing an e-application form.
Learning Employability Places
If you are nominated for CE mobility by your home higher education institution belong to the EUF-CE network and approved to participate in the LEP project during your study period at the University of Lodz, please prepare your Curriculum Vitea and Motivation letter and contact CE Coordinator at the University of Lodz.
Campus Europae Coordinator
phone: 048 42 635 40 37
fax: 048 42 635 42 39
Student Council CE at the University of Lodz
Julian Witkowski firstname.lastname@example.org
Education without borders – presentation made by two CE movers at the University of Lodz in the acad. year 2013/14
VALUES OF CAMPUS EUROPAE MOBILITY
1.Two years in two different cultures
The visionary goal of the Campus Europae concept is to develop students’ awareness of being European citizens. Its purpose is to give students the chance to experience Europe’s “unity in diversity” during their university education, and by doing so, combine scientific and academic qualification with international employability and awareness of European identity.
To reach this goal, Campus Europae has developed new instruments for European-wide student mobility. During their – on average – five years in a Bachelor and Masters programme, students may spend two years – each at two universities in two European countries (other than their home country) where different European languages are spoken and different European cultures are experienced.
2. Equitable balance achieved by the CE Language concept
To increase success in their studies students will, if necessary, get lectures in English during the first half of their study-year abroad.
To assist students to study in countries where a language is spoken which is not taught in schools, traditionally, it is necessary to allow students to live actively in these countries and to learn the local language in the host country before the beginning of the study year.
Campus Europae has developed a tool with which to address some constraints linked to learning a foreign language in the form of the Hook Up! project – a language learning gateway which provides online language courses that start months ahead of the beginning of the exchange. These courses, which combine self-teaching with interactive group classes, and which generally take place before the student travels to a new host country, are meant to equip mobile students with the sort of linguistic survival skills that will ease their integration and prepare them to study abroad.
After one year language course ended with an exam student receives a language certificate.
3. Recognition/ flexible curricula
Respecting the diversity of the higher education systems and the traditions of the individual universities in Europe, Campus Europae avoids the harmonization of study programmes of the member universities. However it ensures that there is full recognition of ECTS-points, earned abroad, by the home universities. A point is a point if: it was acquired at a CE-member university and it has to replace a point of the home university, following the regulations the CE-Subject committees has set out.
The students have the guarantee that ECTS-points will be recognized by their home universities.
4. Learning Employability Places
Campus Europae offers an alternative to the usual several weeks or several month’s full-time internships: study related part-time working for 8-16 hrs per week in companies, hospitals, administrations and other organisations during the whole exchange-year. Therefore after a short time of introduction the students will become for the most part of the year a productive employee.
Campus Europae made several contracts with local chambers, employers unions and confederations, which help to find study related working places for incoming students close to the host university. Due to the labour-regulations on some European countries and regions, the legal status of the students is that of an “internship without salary”. The employers don’t give a salary to the students.
The advantages are obvious!!! – the students will have an upgrade learning experience, thanks to the combination of studies and study related internships. This will also make their experience in their country of destination more immersive, from a social and linguistic point of view. In conjunction they will get a new system of financing their staying abroad.
Not all universities may have LEPs in their offer. Student should check that in his/her host university as soon as he/she knows about a nomination for exchange.
5. The Campus Europae Degree – an offer to the European Labour Market
To underline the extraordinary qualification of the CE-movers, Campus Europae and its member universities will offer a special academic degree to those students, who have fulfilled the requirements:
– Studying for two years in two different countries with languages different from their home language
– Passing successfully the two language exams at the B 1-level
– Reaching the scientific requirements (at least 45 ECTS-points)
The CE-Degree is based on a memorandum between the EUF-CE and each member university which allows evaluating the quality of study-programmes at the member university by the subject committees. The evaluation will be done also in close connection with European employer’s organisations and the European Trade Union Council (ETUC).