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UniWeliS - Supporting internationalisation of higher education through professionalising services for mobile academic staff

  • Erasmus
  • UniWellS


January 2021 - June 2023

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The UniWeliS project is funded within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme, Key action 2: Strategic partnerships. It has been awarded a grant from the Slovak Academic Association for International Cooperation – SAAIC, which is the Erasmus+ National Agency for Education and Training. 


Slovak Academic Information Agency (SAIA - coordinator), Academic Cooperation Association (ACA), Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA), University of Nis, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and Comenius University in Bratislava 


A successful integration of international academics is a key element in building truly international higher education institutionsHigh-quality assistance provided to incoming PhD students and academics at different stages is crucial for reaping the full benefit of mobility and for increasing the universities’ chances of attracting and retaining talents. 

The UniWeliS project will create practical tools to facilitate the development of welcome services and professional capacities to support mid-term and long-term mobility of international PhD students and academics in the Central-Eastern and South-Eastern European (CESE) regionThe partners will deploy synergies with the existing support services provided at institutional, local or national level (e.g. EURAXESS network, Migration information centres). 

The following activities will be implemented under UniWeliS:
  • Analysis of major obstacles to incoming academic staff mobility and key institutional gaps for welcome services 

  • Design of a strategic model welcome service framework and an online planning tool 

  • Organisation of national and international workshops and conferences for higher education staff 

  • Delivery of a comprehensive training programme for support and management staff at higher education institutions


Intellectual Output 1 Report: Attracting and Supporting International PhD Students, Lecturers, and Researchers in Central-Eastern and South-Eastern Europe: Current Status and Recommended Improvements

Output 2 Training Manual: Comprehensive training for higher education managers and support staff 

Annex 1: UniWeliS survey questionnaire for international academics

Annex 2: UniWeliS interview questionnaire for higher education managers responsible for the design of support services for international academics

Annex 3: UniWeliS interview questionnaire for higher education support staff offering assistance to international academics



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For further enquiries, please contact
Veronika Kupriyanova: