report The Professional Value of ERASMUS Mobility
. The report is the result of the VALERA research project (where VALERA stands for Val
ue of ERA
SMUS Mobility), conducted by the International Centre for Higher Education Research, INCHER-Kassel. The aim was to evaluate the impact which mobility within the ERASMUS programme had on the mobile students’ and teachers’ careers. The report is based on a survey of the ERASMUS generation 2000/01. The survey also included university leaders and employers. The research focused on four fields of studies: mechanical engineering, business studies, sociology and chemistry.
Some of the conclusions are:
Report: The Professional Value of ERASMUS Mobility
INCHER-Kassel: Project information
temporary student mobility encourages ERASMUS students to be interested in advanced education;
student mobility also stimulates students’ maturity and personal development, knowledge and understanding of the host country, foreign language proficiency, and new ways of thinking;
nevertheless, respondents in the latest survey reported some slight delay in finding a job in comparison to previous generations of ERASMUS students;
there has been a decrease in the percentage of those former students who consider the period abroad as helpful in obtaining the first job.