MIRO Newsflash

Our annual CirCOOL summer school is going into the next round!

This year, MIRO has come up with something special, because CirCOOL 2022 is taking place in cooperation with EURECA-PRO and is dedicated to one of their lighthouse topics, Responsible Material Flow. The summer school is organised as an Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programme (BIP), whose special feature is the combination of virtual and mobile components. All students and teachers of the EURECA-PRO universities are invited. The programme will start on 4 July 2022 with the virtual part, in which the participants can first get to know the learning material and each other and prepare for the week in Leoben. From 18 July to 22 July 2022, we will welcome our participants at the Montanuniversität Leoben, where a colourful programme of lectures, workshops, discussions and an exciting social programme awaits them.

Applications for CirCOOL are open from 1 April to 31 May 2022. Details on registration and further information on the summer school are available via this link:

international.unileoben.ac.at/willkommen-in-leoben/summer-schools-at-mul/online-summer-school-digital-circool-2020

Visit of the Serbian ambassador in Styria

On 03.02.2022 representatives of the Styrian universities met the Serbian Ambassador H.E. Mr. Nebojša Rodić during his visit to Styria. Serbia and Styria are planning to sign a partnership agreement with the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina within the framework of a delegation to Novi Sad later this year. The meeting of the universities with the ambassador took place at the Slavonic Department of the Karl-Franzens University Graz and served the presentation of the Styrian universities as well as a sounding out of cooperation possibilities with the Serbian university sector. Susanne Feiel, Head of the International Department of the University of Leoben, took part and presented the numerous activities of the University of Leoben with a focus on Southeast Europe to the ambassador. We would like to thank the Coordination Team Western Balkans of the Office of the Styrian Provincial Government Department 9 Culture, Europe, Sports, Division Europe and International Affairs very much for organizing the meeting, as well as the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Humanities and Mr. Deputy Head of the Institute Boban Arsenijević for welcoming us so warmly.* 

*The meeting took place in compliance with the Corona security measures in force at the time.

Ambassadors impression of the Styria-visit

Other links to Southeast Europe activities of the Montanuniversität:

East and Southeast Europe (ESEE) Raw Materials Projects
ESEE Dialogue Conference Series
East and South East Europe Dialogue Conference
Best-of-Souteast Scholarship
CEEPUS

 

Internationalisation report 2021 - FOCUS ON INTERNATIONALISATION

MIRO published the new internationalisation report in May 2021. In this report, we wanted to give an insight into the many international activities at the Montanuniversität Leoben

See for yourself the great diversity of the international activities of the staff and students of our university! Thanks to your numerous photos and contributions, it was possible to present the international issues at Montanuniversität in a varied way and from different perspectives.

Each department received two print copies in German and English. Feel free to order additional copies from MIRO for yourself and your network partners.

 

Montanuniversitaet Leoben receives Erasmus Charter

MUL has received the ERASMUS CHARTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION (ECHE) for the new program period 2021-2027. The ECHE is the requirement for European Higher Education Institutions to be able to participate in the Erasmus Program; this includes all types of fundings for mobilities and projects. The ECHE also defines the general quality framework for cooperation activities under Erasmus and it has a validity of seven years. Applying for and receiving the Charter also implies a commitment to the principles of the Charter. This means that the MUL commits to implementing the principles enshrined in the program, such as non-discrimination, transparency, integration, equal access for all, automatic recognition of ECTS credits, no charging for fees in the course of mobility and to guarantee the quality of mobility activities and projects. In addition, the program’s priorities should be considered: Digitalization, Green Erasmus, Inclusion and Civic Engagement.

MUL has already participated successfully in the Erasmus program in the past years due to the ECHE. For the new Erasmus+ program period 2021-27, all Higher Education Institutions across Europe had to apply for the renewal of the Charter in spring 2020. Montanuniversitaet International Relations Office (MIRO) applied for the new Charter and the results were published by the Executive Agency for Education, Audiovisual and Culture based in Brussels at the end of December 2020. MUL was also successful with a maximum number of points achieved, thus demonstrating strong commitment and dedication to participate in this unique and successful over 30-year-old higher education program.

Find more infos here (only available in German): https://oead.at/de/aktuelles/artikel/2021/01/erasmus-hochschulcharta-eche-ergebnisse-2021-27-veroeffentlicht/

Erasmus Days 2020

After a year of ups and (Lock)downs, uncertainties and challenges we were still very lucky to host our #erasmusdays event in 2020.

We went hiking and explored an important part of Leoben's history at the same time: For 238 years, until 1964 active coal mining was carried out in Seegraben, making the mine one of the oldest in Austria. The hike along a path, which leads around this former coal mining area was guided by an expert who knows the places histroy. A interesting and yet very different #erasmusdays event 2020 and we are happy we were able to organize it before measures were tightened again.

Check out the video to our event on our Youtube Channel:#erasmusday2020 at MUL