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Higher education student and staff mobility project
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: Sep 30, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The PTI wishes to set theology into the valuable service of the church communities through spreading the Gospel within a multicultural and multiconfessional society. This mission has to be carried out in an open irenic fashion while implementing the outstanding results of the quality academic work, which is carried out within our institute. The PTI intends to create a strong theological dialogue with other academic settings, that are faithful to the divine Christian message, revelation, and tradition. The PTI of Cluj-Napoca was established in 1948, and has the purpose of providing the Hungarian community of Transylvania with an excellent institute of higher education. The University in 2014 applied successfully for obtaining the extended Erasmus University Charter. The goal of the University is to contribute to the establishment of a higher education institute, which is in line with the highest European standards. This is partly established through creating and maintaining a vast network of institutional contacts. One means of furthering this goal is participating in the Erasmus program, and consequently expanding the network of academic cooperation in an effort to draw in new higher education institutions of the EU. The PTI wishes to carry out the following activities in order to implement the Erasmus program: expanding the number of outgoing student mobilities, drawing in a larger number of incoming students, increasing the number of teaching and training mobilities for teachers and auxiliary staff. The concrete objective of the PTI was to fully utilize the number of mobilities granted to the institute. This entails providing mobility opportunities to at least 10% of the student community. We have managed to successfully complete this objective. Academic and auxiliary staff have shown a particular interest toward the possibility of participating in a mobility. The number of completed mobilities exceeded the amount of funds initially granted for this purpose. During the implementation of these mobilities there have been no significant problems reported, as the rules and regulations of the Erasmus mobility program of the university had been strictly followed. In the case of outgoing mobilities (students, teaching staff, auxiliary staff) the priorities of the university are the following: transparent selection based on non-discriminating principles, chance equality, and quality-orientation. For this purpose the Senate of the university has adopted a set of rules and regulations which govern and manage the student mobilities as well as the mobilities of academic and auxiliary staff through well-defined selection criteria. The senate also established the selection committees. In choosing the beneficiaries of the grants, the committees take into consideration the professional performance of the candidates as well as the extracurricular activities of the applicants, which have been carried out in the service of the institute. Promoting the Erasmus program with all of its possibilities through a number of different channels is an important aspect considered by the PTI. As a result of this consideration, the PTI started the editorial process of publicity materials such as brochures, informative leaflets for students, on-line materials meant for the university’s website and dissemination through social media platforms. The Erasmus coordinator of the university contacted students and faculty staff personally in order to provide them with an efficient and most up-to-date batch of information with regard to the Erasmus program, as well as the application and selection procedures. Thus a number of 44 mobilities have been completed. The number of such activities will undoubtedly grow in the future, as more and more students realize the benefits a mobility may provide their professional development. Keeping contact with the outgoing students and the supervision of their activities is established through various means, including the use of landlines, mobile phones, internet, the postal service, contacting the Erasmus partners, a common electronic inbox, as well as different social media platforms.

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