The European Parliament has approved the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport under the name Erasmus+ for the years 2014-2020. This seven year programme aims to strengthen skills, employability and support for the modernization of education, training and youth work systems.
The Erasmus+ Programme builds on the achievements of more than 25 years of European programmes in the fields of education, training and youth, covering both an intra -European as well as an international cooperation dimension. Erasmus+ is the result of the integration of the following European programmes implemented by the Commission during the period 2007-2013: The Lifelong Learning Programme (The Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius, Grundtvig), The Youth in Action Programme, The Erasmus Mundus, Programme Tempus, Alfa, Edulink Programmes of cooperation with industrialised countries in the field of higher education. Erasmus+ aims at going beyond these programmes, by promoting synergies and cross-fertilisation throughout the different fields of education, training and youth, removing artificial boundaries between the various Actions and project formats, fostering new ideas, attracting new actors from the world of work and civil society and stimulating new forms of cooperation. Erasmus+ should become a more effective tool to address real needs in terms of the development of human and social capital in Europe and beyond.
The ERASMUS+ info day is organized by the Technical University of Košice. The day and place of the event can be found on the TUKE website.
NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME
The Government of the Slovak Republic approved the establishment of the National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic for the support of mobility of students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists in 2005. The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic is funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic. The scholarships are intended for students and graduates of Slovak universities (even if the doctoral study is carried out at an external educational institution in accordance with the law on universities, e.g. on SAS) to cover the living costs of a study stay during the 2nd degree of higher education (master/ engineering / doctoral study), eventually study or research stay during a doctoral study at a selected foreign university or research workplace. The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic supports study/research/teaching/artistic mobility of international students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists at higher education institutions and research organisations.
International Student Mobility
Nowadays, higher education offers various opportunities for scholarships at universities around the world. Individual mobility programmes are offered by various international and national offices and agencies. Duration of student mobility is subjected to the terms of an international programme or scholarship scheme and lasts for a maximum of one academic year. For more detailed information, please visit http://www.saia.sk/en/
Students have the opportunity to study at a foreign university within the framework of programmes published on the site of the Slovak Academic Association for International Cooperation - SAAIC.
Ing. Lucia Vojteková
Students of the Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies Technical university of Košice can participate in the SPICE project (Student Program of Integrated Company Education). It is a joint project of the Union of the Automotive Industry of the Slovak Republic and the National Development Project AZU.sk. The SPICE is a national project of the Slovak Republic that brings together industrial companies and technical university students enabling them to complete at least three months of research related to their thesis in the company. The project is supported by advanced, technically oriented faculties of partner universities. First and second year engineering students can participate in the SPICE project. They can test their knowledge and skills in practice and prepare a high-quality diploma thesis as well.
SPICE – How to Get Involved?
- The company will prepare an offer for students: internships and / or elaboration of final theses.
- We will publish the offer on the faculty website and faculty facebook.
- Students who will be interested in joining the program can contact company representatives.
- The student solves working conditions of students in a company with a company representative without the participation of the faculty.
- The company chooses the candidates and addresses them with the offer.
- Having obtained the agreement with the company, the faculty will approve the topic and assign it to the supervisor.
- Subsequently, the company and faculties sign a contract for student activity in the company for the period of 1 semester (usually winter semester for the 2nd year of Ing. study).
- The company evaluates the student in the form of an evaluation sheet after the internship (the evaluation sheet is provided by the Study Department at the Faculty).
Ing. Lucia Vojteková