TUD Research on Erasmus + and Student Mobility
The Erasmus+ Program has always been an essential part of the Bologna Process. Its objective is to enable European and international students to spend time abroad. The program is embedded within the Bologna Process, which aims at greater comparability in the standards and quality of higher-education qualifications. For over 30 years, Erasmus has been sending millions of students to foreign countries and their universities. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the performance of universities in hosting foreign students and fulfilling their tasks within the program. The data are based on student reports of their experience during their Erasmus mobility. This paper results in policy recommendations for European universities regarding strategies to more effectively host Erasmus students. The findings show that first of all help regarding with finding an accommodation is a crucial point. Second, the proper support for exchange students demands substantial human resources. Another important aspect is a broad offer of courses held in English.