Condolence - Gibaldo and Zarina

Friday, 31st January 2014 | 0 comments
The Erasmus+ National Agency extends its deepest condolence to the families, friends and fellow students of Sara Gibadlo and Dace Zarina, students at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology on their tragic deaths in Leuven, Belgium. 

6 Irish HEIs to share in €7.5m Tempus Funding

Tuesday, 28th January 2014 | 0 comments
6 Irish higher education institutions will share a total fund of €7,470,894.64 as part of the latest round of successful offers under the 6th Call of the Tempus Programme.  The institutions are 

Launch of McKinsey Report on 'Education to Employment: Getting Europe's Youth into Work'

Wednesday, 15th January 2014 | 0 comments
Speaking at the launch of the McKinsey Report, Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou commented  "In the past few years, we have put forward a number of policy initiatives aimed at helping Member States to bridge the gap between the skills people have and the skills the labour market needs. We made a comprehensive strategic proposal for reform in the Rethinking Education communication; we have provided ideas on how to embrace the digital revolution in education through Opening up Education; we have also put forward concrete suggestions on how European higher education systems can modernise and make the most of the opportunities offered by internationalisation.

EU Mobility Scoreboard: more effort needed to promote studies and training abroad for students

Monday, 13th January 2014 | 0 comments
The best public support systems for promoting and giving advice to higher education students about opportunities to study or train abroad are in Germany, Belgium, Spain, France and Italy, according to the first EU 'Mobility Scoreboard'. The Scoreboard is part of the European Commission's response to a call by Member States1 to remove obstacles to studying and training abroad as part of wider efforts to help young people gain the skills and experience they need to increase their employability.

Erasmus+ and Sport - details of Info Day

Friday, 3rd January 2014 | 0 comments
For the first time, the National Agency will have a role in relation to promoting activities under the EU's Sports initiative which has been integrated with the other actions under Erasmus+.

U-Multirank - now is the time to register for 2015

Thursday, 2nd January 2014 | 0 comments
U-Multirank is a new multi-dimensional university ranking for higher education institutions of all profiles, from all parts of Europe and the world. It is user-driven, and examines institutions' performance across a wide range of higher education missions. First results will be published in early 2014.

NUIG hosts Carol Service for Brazilian Students

Friday, 20th December 2013 | 0 comments
Brazilian students at NUI Galway shared a special Christmas Celebration with fellow Irish students.  A carol service was held in the University Chapel where traditional Brazilian and Irish festive traditions were shared. Universitychaplain Fr. Barry together with Fr. Kevin who worked in Brazil for many years and says weekly mass in Portuguese encouraged the students to bring up candles to the alter and light them in remembering their family and friends back home.

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