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UEF receives a record amount of Erasmus+ funding for mobility with partners outside the EU

The University of Eastern Finland has been granted more than 550 000 euros in funding from the Erasmus + programme’s Global Mobility in its 2022 call. The funding will allow for student and staff mobility with UEF and 25 countries outside the EU, between 2022 and 2025. The funding granted is the largest ever amount UEF has received since 2015, and was the largest amount granted nationally in Finland.

A major amount of the funding is allocated to mobility with partners in sub-Saharan Africa, including Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. In Latin America, funding is allocated to mobility with partners in Ecuador and Peru. In Asia, funding is allocated to mobility with partners in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mongolia and the Philippines, whereas in Central Asia, funding is allocated to mobility with partners in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Mobility funding is also allocated to mobility with partners in Azerbaijan and Georgia. In the South Mediterranean, funding is allocated to mobilities with partners in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine. In Western Balkans, UEF collaborates with a partner university in Albania.

Funding was also granted to mobility with partners in Ukraine. The call was open before the breakout of the Russian war and aggression in Ukraine and thus resulted in funding with a few partners in Russia. However, mobility with Russian partners will not be implemented until further notice, in line with national guidelines in place in Finland.

The funding granted will enable increased student and staff mobility in line with the strategy of the University of Eastern Finland. Student learning, research development and staff development benefits from mobility for instance through enhanced learning and personal growth, broadening global perspectives and knowledge, not to mention enhancing social inclusion and diversity in higher education and research. 

Further information about granted funding on the Finnish National Agency of Education’s web page (in Finnish).

Further information:

Kirsi Karjalainen, Minchun Ryhänen, Roseanna Avento