University of Strasbourg
Founded in the 16th century, the University of Strasbourg (Unistra) has a long history of excellence in higher education. With 19 Nobel laureates, the university is now ranked among the best in the League of European Research Universities. It is home to more than 52,000 students, including 20% from abroad, 4,600 scientists and employees, and comprises 36 faculties as well as 79 science and research institutions. In Strasbourg numerous scientific activities and projects take place in various fields such as biology, biotechnology, pharmacy, chemistry, material physics or space science. Furthermore, the Unistra is significantly involved in the development of research in the humanities and social sciences.
The Unistra is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and of Eucor - The European Campus (members are the Universities of Basel, Freiburg, Haute-Alsace and Strasbourg as well as the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology).
Since 2011, the Future Investments Programme (PIA) has made it possible to support numerous projects contributing to the consolidation of the excellence of research carried out on the Strasbourg site. The 16 Laboratories of Excellence, the 11 Équipements d’Excellence (Facilities of Excellence), and the long-term Excellence Initiative jointly obtained by the University of Strasbourg and its partners, the CNRS and Inserm, in 2016 constitute distinct groups with specific objectives and scopes that contribute to the recognition of the site and to the gradual development of major thematic research programmes. This structuring has been strengthened by the Écoles universitaires de recherche (University Schools of Research - EUR1) call for projects, which enabled different communities to come together while consolidating the link between teaching and research at Master’s and doctorate levels.
The University of Strasbourg’s development programme for the Interdisciplinary Thematic Institutes of research and teaching is part of the Initiative d’excellence (Excellence Initiative) cosponsored by the Unistra, the CNRS and the Inserm. By creating these ITIs, the University of Strasbourg, in partnership with the CNRS and the Inserm, is consolidating its long-term policy in favour of interdisciplinarity and of strengthening the connection between teaching and research. The institutes officially begin to operate in January 2021.
Funding Possibilities for research and teaching
Franco-German University (DFH)
The Franco-German University (DFH) provides funding for academic events in the areas of climate change and sustainability, artificial intelligence and its challenges in Europe, and workshops and summer schools for early career researchers.
Funding Possibilities through Erasmus+ for staff in Biology, Educational Science, Iranian Studies, German Philology, Law, Physics and Social Economics
The Erasmus+ program provides funding for Universität Hamburg's teaching staff to carry out short-term lecturing at University of Strasbourg in the fields of biology, molecular biology, physics, law, education and human movement.
In order to receive an Erasmus+ grant for a short-term lecturing the hosting institution has to be an Erasmus+ partner university with an existing inter-institutional-agreement and the staff member has to carry out a minimum of 8 teaching hours per week. If teaching and professional development are combined, the teaching load is reduced to 4 hours per week.
Technical, librarian and administrative staff (TVP) have the possibility to carry out further training in the form of i.e. a workshadowing or a staff training week.
Funding includes reimbursement of travel expenses between 180 and 530 Euro and subsistence costs between 140 and 180 Euro. The fixed amounts for travel expenses and daily allowances are depending on distance and destination country. The minimum stay is 2 days and funding is limited to a maximum of 10 active assignment days (working days) at the hosting university. Additionally, the days of arrival and departure can be reimbursed with the daily allowance.
For further information and to apply for an Erasmus+ funding please visit the KUS-Portal (https://www.kus.uni-hamburg.de/themen/internationales/austausch-foerdern/erasmus-plus.html) or contact Jana Wilkens (firstname.lastname@example.org; +49 40 42838-7256).
Funding Possibilities through Erasmus+ for students in Biology, Business Administration, Educational Science, German Philology, Kinesiology, Law, Medicine, Molecular Biology, Physics and Social Economics
The Erasmus+ Program is a great way to gain valuable experience abroad by studying or doing an internship in another European country. Over 400,000 students from Germany have taken advantage of this opportunity and about 500 students from Universität Hamburg go abroad through this program annually. The program offers several advantages, including:
- tuition fee exemption at the host university
- monthly stipend
- administrative support from both your home and host universities
- recognition of academic achievements in accordance with study agreements
- special support for students with accompanying children and students with special needs