Welcome to New Modes of Mobility

Members of the strategic partnership "NewM" of the six participating partner universities (Photo FHWS / K. Neubert)
Members of the strategic partnership "NewM" of the six participating partner universities (Photo FHWS / K. Neubert)

In the Rome Declaration, of 25 March 2017, EU leaders’ called for’a Union where citizens have new opportunities for cultural and social development and economic growth’ and pledged to work towards ’a Union where young people receive the best education and training and can study and find jobs across the continent’. Therefore, in higher education great emphasis has already been placed on internationalisation in order to develop the transversal skills of students. In contrast, currently widespread methods of mobility reach only a very limited number of students. Especially considering the many social and physically disadvantaged students in Europe, this is an intolerable situation. Moreover, a modern workforce simply requires employees possess interpersonal skills to act as real European citizens. In addition to the international aspects, employers in a globalised world seek graduates with skills related to digitalisation and interdisciplinary competencies.

This is where the European strategic partnership “New Modes of Mobility” (NewM) addresses students, teachers and higher educational institutions. By creating modules and courses with aspects of virtual and hybrid mobility, barriers to gaining experience in internationalisation and digitalisation will be lowered. With this inclusive approach, socioeconomic, financial and health issues can be overcome, and a substantially higher number of students will be able to benefit from a state-of-the-art educational system

Project workshop with the partners of the consortium (photo FHWS / K. Neubert)
Project workshop with the partners of the consortium (photo FHWS / K. Neubert)

All the partners will test the developed modules and courses. These are expected to increase

  • amount of students involved in international teaching and learning concepts – at least by 100%
  • awareness of internationalisation and transversal skills among students
  • knowhow of teachers as well as curriculum designers
  • joint course and curriculum design and implementation
  • number of students applying for learning mobility.