Around ten projects are expected to be supported in the framework of this call launched by the International Relations Office, in collaboration with the Centre for Teaching and Learning.
The COVID-19 crisis has had a strong impact on student mobility. And even if the students' interest for studying abroad seems to hold, the international context remains unstable. This encourages to innovate and to offer alternatives or complements to physical mobility.
With this background in mind, the International Relations Office, in collaboration with the Centre for Teaching and Learning, has launched a call for projects to develop virtual exchanges or COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning).
Contrary to the concept of virtual mobility where the students merely attend courses online, virtual exchanges or COIL imply that professors from two (or more) universities set up a joint teaching, integrated in the study programme of each institution. Such a teaching does not offer the added value of a stay abroad, but still provides a kind of international experience.
Approximately ten projects can be funded with a maximum budget of CHF 10,000 each, including the equivalent of CHF 5,000 of services provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning, and the possibility to hire a student-assistant (max. CHF 5,000.-).
An information session will take place on Wednesday 7 July 2021, 12:30-13:30 via Zoom. All potentially interested persons are welcome to attend!