Institutional monitoring is carried out at a university participating in a significant number of on-going and/or closed Tempus/CBHE projects as a partner or the coordinator, with the participation of an independent expert whose expertise will concern HEI internationalisation strategies and management, as well as knowledge of the HE sector in the country/region concerned.
The focus of the visit includes presentation of the tangible products resulting from the projects (e.g. equipment, publications, newly created department/offices, etc.) as well as assessment of the horizontal links between the services involved in the internationalisation activities of the HEI (e.g. QA department, international relation office, student services, finance department, etc.)
The monitoring team will meet representatives from all levels of the institution (Rector, administrative and financial departments, international relation office, academic staff, administrative staff, trainers, trainees, students, etc.) as well as representatives from the different target groups and stakeholders concerned by the individual project results.
The visit could foresee the following meetings:
The monitoring report is sent to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).
I am Lirim Mehmetaj, a student from Kosovo at the University of Prishtina. Last winter semester, and currently this summer semester, I am studying at the University of Salzburg. By coming and being part of a new living and studying environment it was pretty interesting, but also challenging and very demanding. Referring to life in Salzburg, you can easily find yourself traveling into times because Salzburg indeed is a very old city filled with culture. Small and narrow alleys, paved with stones at the old part of the town, are impressive. Moreover, University is filled with students of different countries from all around the world, therefore every new acquaintance, except a new friendship is also a lesson which makes you know and understand better the diversity and multiculturalism. Erasmus is a great opportunity for Kosovar students to study and travel abroad. It is awesome that this kind of program gave me the chance to meet the world and meet new experiences, because I as a Kosovar citizen, cannot always travel freely. It is great that the EU made it possible for me to study with Erasmus. The program helps you not in just fulfilling your dreams, but also, living beyond them. Therefore, it is an extraordinary experience which changes your life forever.
"In life to be successful, you have to face challenges... and most of the time these challenges will make you understand yourself, life itself and your skills".