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Staff mobility

The University of Groningen stimulates the development of its staff and international and national mobility is a part of that. The University participates in several European mobility programmes that enable staff to make foreign trips.


One of the spearheads of the Erasmus programme is lecturer and staff mobility. The programme enables lecturers and professors to teach at a different European university.

Erasmus Mundus Action 2

Erasmus Mundus Action 2 is designed to create links between institutions of higher education in Europe and universities and universities of applied sciences in selected Third Countries. The University of Groningen currently participates in projects with Russia, the Caucasus & BMU (Belarus, Moldavia and Ukraine), India, South-east Asia (incl. Indonesia and China), Latin America, North Africa, South Africa and the ACP countries. Lecturer mobility is possible within the framework of most of the projects. Grants are also available. More detailed information can be found on the websites of the individual projects and on the umbrella website of the EACEA.


The Coimbra Groep is a union of the oldest European multidisciplinary universities. The aim is to promote specialized academic and cultural networks for staff and students to use. Internationalization is an important topic for all Coimbra members and is actively promoted through various grant-awarding programmes.

Dutch Institutes

All over the world, Dutch universities facilitate a number of Dutch Institutes. The aim of these institutes is to enable visiting staff to teach and research in the institute’s host country. There are Dutch Institutes in Rome, Tokyo and St Petersburg, to name but a few.


The U4 is a cooperation agreement between the universities of Groningen, Uppsala, Ghent and Göttingen. The aim is to stimulate the mobility of students and staff.

University-wide agreements

In addition to these programmes and cooperation agreements, the University of Groningen has also signed a number of bilateral agreements and MoU. Mobility is also promoted in these contexts.

These are some of the ways the University of Groningen stimulates the personal and the professional development of its staff.

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