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+.
The closing date has been extended to 17.00 hours 17 January 2014
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.
Rīga (Latvia) and Umeå (Sweden) are the European Capitals of Culture in 2014. The cultural programme will officially begin on 17 January in the Latvian capital and on 31 January in Umeå.
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.
President Michael D Higgins has congratulated Cork Institute of Technology on successfully delivering an Erasmus Staff Week as part of its commitment to The Gathering 2013.
University College Dublin has been awarded the Europass Diploma Supplement by the European Commission. The University will be the only Irish higher education institution to currently hold this award. Previously Letterkenny IT held such a label.
International students including Luana Martins, Bruna Nesalo Barp and Fernanda Servian from Brazil combined to raise over €800 for the Mansion House Fuel Fund. Students from Laos, Sudan, Malaysia and India are also represented.
The Erasmus+ National Agency held a seminar on 10 December 2013 in the Conference Centre at Dublin Castle, Dublin on the subject of "Learning Mobility in Teacher Education".
University College Cork has captured the First Semester experience of Brazilian Science without Borders Students on Leeside.
The first national survey of student engagement in Ireland has revealed that 25% of participating students plan or have done a study abroad/student exchange. The findings are part of a pilot survey - the first system-wide survey of its kind in Europe. The report is co-sponsored by the Higher Education Authority, Institutes of Technology Ireland, the Irish Universities Association and the Union of Students in Ireland.
Waterford Institute of Technology has admitted the largest number of Brazilian students under the Science without Borders Programme. The Institute has produced a video in Portuguese that captures the early experiences of students who are enjoying life and education in the South-East.
Ireland's Erasmus Student Ambassador Jessica Gough tells her story as part of the Léargas Live, Share Inspire Video project
China has committed to provide University College Dublin (UCD) with an unprecedented investment of about €300m and a 300 acre campus to establish a new international university in the scenic coastal city of Yantai (population 8m) in the province of Shandong (population 95m).