The Staff

About the programme

Why go on vacation when work is so much more fun? Within ECIU, supporting staff can go on exchange to other universities. There is even a special Staff Mobility Programme, including local coordinators who can help you out.

The aim of the programme is to give administrative staff the possibility to:


The duration of exchange can be from only a few days (5 days as a minimum) to a longer period of time, decided by the two parties involved. Depending on the length of the stay, the exchanged person can be affiliated with one or more administrative staff members in the host institution or merely visit a number of relevant administrative offices and units and talk to people who can introduce the administrative procedures and ways of handling various tasks.


It is a general rule that the home institution pays for travel, accommodation and the exchanged person’s salary during the visit. However, the accommo- dation cost can be paid by host institution if funding is available or if it is of strategic importance.


The exchanged person must make sure that he or she has sufficient insurance cover both in term of medical matters, liability, travel, goods and what else need to be covered when going abroad.

What to do

If you are interested in developing your professional skills through a stay at one of the partner universities and have had the ok from your leader, please fill out the the online form. Send the form to the ECIU Local Ambassadors at your university with your CV attached. The local contact person will then send your request to Lise Thorup Pedersen, the main coordinator (email:, and she will then see if an exchange can be arranged at the university you want to visit and help you with further arrangements. If you have any questions, please contact the local ECIU mobility contact person at your university.


"I went to Dublin for five weeks, a good experience to see how other people work. For people who want to participate in the program, I would recommend to have a clear goal to work towards or a project you can work on. My visit was mostly focused on online education and distance learning. It became clear to me that preparation is key: scripts have to be written out and you need to make sure that nothing goes wrong on the technical side. There’s more to it than meets the eye. Of course, I loved the city of Dublin.

Everyone was very hospitable and kind to me. Because my stay started out with a two-day seminar, it was a great opportunity to get to know a lot of people. I would definitely recommend the program."

Corrie Huijs
From University of Twente
to Dublin City University

"I had a great opportunity to visit the University of Twente and to find out how colleagues are working on activities related to research and innovation projects. I was certainly impressed by their experience and I am eager to visit another ECIU university.

These visits can help to combine all the strengths of ECIU members in order to have as much possibilities in R&I project activities and other common fields. It really helps to have programs for sharing good practices, in order to combine competences and implement future joint innovative and multidisciplinary projects of ECIU members."

Vilma Karoblienė
From Kaunas University of Technology to University of Twente