UCD awarded €263,328 in Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility funding

UCD has been awarded €263,328 in funding to support the mobility of 56 students and staff between Ireland and six countries outside of Europe.

The results of the 2020 call for applications for Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) were announced by Ireland’s Erasmus+ National Agency.

Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) is a global scholarship and exchange programme funded by the European Union. Every year, European higher education institutions have the opportunity to apply for Erasmus+ ICM funding to support the inbound and outbound mobility of students and staff. The selection of projects for ICM is based on an annual competitive process at national level.

This new funding will provide scholarships for 21 students (undergraduate to PhD) and 35 staff (academic and administrative) to participate in academic exchange between UCD and seven partner universities worldwide over the next three years.

Here is an overview of the funding available for exchanges with our partner universities:

University of Sydney, AUSTRALIA (€27,368)

Academic leads:

  • Associate Professor Declan Redmond, UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy
  • Assistant Professor Ruth Boeker, UCD School of Philosophy

About the project: This funding will offer students and staff in Philosophy and Planning an opportunity to experience institutional-specific areas of expertise, cultural influences, and explore different approaches particularly in PhD education. Participants on this exchange programme will develop joint resources such as masterclasses, specialist skills, and tools. 

Meru University of Science and Technology, KENYA (€27,520)

Academic lead: Assistant Professor Niamh Harbourne, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science

About the project: The funding will support exchanges for student traineeships, teaching staff, and both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the areas of food security, bioeconomy, and improving health systems.

Lúrio University and Eduardo Mondlane University, MOZAMBIQUE (€97,100)

Academic lead: Assistant Professor Christine Bonnin, UCD School of  Geography

About the project: The funding will support undergraduate and postgraduate student exchanges as well as teaching and training staff exchanges. The thematic focus of this partnership will be on climate change risk and resilience and it will adopt an interdisciplinary, people-focused and participatory approach to climate science. The funding will also help build capacity in the area of teaching and training in geospatial technologies in Mozambique.

Massey University, NEW ZEALAND (€28,852)

Academic lead: Professor Tommy Boland, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science

About the project: This PhD student and teaching staff exchange with New Zealand’s leading university for Agri-Food industries will focus on sustainability and change in the agri-food industries in Ireland and New Zealand.

University of Dar Es Salaam, TANZANIA (€30,048)

Academic lead: Assistant Professor Annalisa Christie, UCD School of Archaeology

About the project: This funding will support reciprocal staff exchanges with the aim to develop a research-focused agenda in the field of heritage management.

New York University, USA (€32,640)

Academic leads:

  • Professor Liam Kennedy and Professor Diane Negra, UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies (CIAS)
  • Assistant Professor Harvey O’Brien, UCD School of English, Drama and Film

About the project: UCD CIAS with the Glucksman Ireland House at NYU: Student and staff participants will explore modalities of Irish identity, combining methodologies and theories across the fields of area studies, media and cultural studies.

UCD Film Studies with the NYU Tisch School of the Arts: This student and staff exchange programme will support and enhance the development of the Humanities pathways at UCD.

For further information on these opportunities, please email UCD Global at erasmusicm@ucd.ie