The Ecole superieure Billieres has been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education for the Erasmus+ programme 2014-2021. The Erasmus Policy Statement (below) sets out our institutional strategy in relation to the Charter.
The Ecole superieure Billieres supports the EU Modernisation and Internationalisation Agenda for Higher Education, and the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education is integral to the realisation of our institutional plans, strategies and aspirations.
We believe that higher education makes a significant economic, intellectual and cultural contribution to the European idea. We are committed to international economy through the creation of young open minded citizens . We are looking for high quality, inspirational teaching within an inclusive academic culture.
These core values expressed in our institutional strategy permeate our approach to international engagement. Central to the achievement of our vision of an international education are the benefits derived from working collaboratively. Our international partnerships facilitate and support staff and student mobility, student recruitment, developments in teaching and learning, collaborative research and capacity-building.
International collaborative partnerships are a core element in our broader strategic objectives in regard to teaching, learning. Our practice on academics programmes is guided by quality assurance and our national degrees syllabus
All successful partnerships are the result of shared commitment to, and mutual benefit from, the relationship. Many of our partnerships result from individual links between academic staff. Others have been introduced through existing partners or other networks. Our international partner institutions are diverse, reflecting the different needs and priorities of our partners’ and our own students and staff.
In regard to mobility we are committed to extend the range and nature of the opportunities we can offer to our students, as integral or optional credit mobility components of an ever-increasing range of degree programmes, principally, but not exclusively, for workplacements and young graduates mobility during short cycles and at Bachelor level. This will include both study and work placements in participating and non-participating countries. We will continue to explore short-term mobility in order to encourage participation by a more diverse student body and to introduce new and less familiar study destinations in non-participating countries.
We envisage that the impact of the European Union’s Modernisation and Internationalisation Agenda in Higher Education will be seen at the Ecole superieure Billieresin each of the four priority areas:
- Increasing attainment levels to provide the graduates the Europe and France needs
We will develop our commitment to widening participation and inclusivity, through our outreach programmes and projects, our admissions policies and practice, and in our policy to provide targeted assistance to minimise barriers to entry, progression and mobility.
- Improving the quality and relevance of higher education
We deliver employment-related skills that will enable our graduates to meet the market aspirations.
We will actively promote to students and staff the personal and professional development benefits of international mobility and highlight to prospective employers the transferable skills and competences typically associated with this experience, such as cross-cultural communication and language skills.
- Strengthening quality through mobility and cross-border collaboration
We believe that we improve and grow stronger by listening to, and learning from, others. Working with our partners in participating and non-participating countries, we will expand our knowledge and experience of other education systems and qualifications to facilitate admission, progression, recognition, exchange and co-operation in programme development.
- Making the knowledge triangle work
We work in partnership with business and industry, including regional associations, to exploit our intellectual capital and create a highly-skilled workforce.