Project Portfolio

Ghent University's International Relations Office is actively involved in a wide range of externally funded projects on the internationalisation of higher education. One of the priorities of the past years has been the digitalisation of internationalisation.

Erasmus without Paper

The Erasmus without Paper project aims to set up a European-wide electronic network that will enable universities to exchange student data directly, hence replacing a multitude of paper forms (learning agreements, transcripts of records, ...) with electronically generated forms. The project also aims to set up a European-wide organisation that will formalize the used standards and protocols. The project has the potential to revolutionize the administration of exchange students combining both the expertise from International Relations Offices and ICT departments.

The Erasmus Without Paper (EWP)- Competence Centre provides you with guidance on digitising the internationalisation processes at your Higher Education Institution.


e-Quatic: Online Quality Assessment Tool for International Cooperation

logo equaticGhent University is putting a strong focus on quality in its policy plans for internationalization. The IRO coordinated the eQuATIC project, jointly financed by the Flemish government and Ghent University. The project launched a web-based tool supporting Higher Education Institutions to improve the quality of their cooperation with partner institutions. The eQuATIC tool addresses the growing need for quality in international cooperation. It exposes and visualizes strengths and weaknesses, supporting policy makers and practitioners in evaluating international cooperation.


FESC: Framework for Erasmus staff competences

FESCThe FESC project aims to contribute to increasing the quality of student mobility by focusing on staff competencies of higher education professionals working with (potential) mobile students.

Relevant intellectual outputs are:

  • E+ staff competencies and audit framework
  • a training toolkit
  • policy recommendations


Erasmus Skills

Erasmus SkillsThe project will make it possible for students to self-assess their learning mobility outcomes and for academics to understand the added-value of mobility in the context of their study programmes.

The core of “Erasmus Skills” is to ensure that students are more aware of the process they go through while going on exchange and the impact this has on their skills, their personal development and their place in society as active citizens. The project aims to enhance the reflection of students about these aspects by deploying innovative tools on the impact of an exchange experience, which will be used both by students and university staff members.

The exploitation of results will reach optimal results by further developing the Erasmus+ mobile App, allowing students to self-assess their mobility experiences as they go on their smartphone. In addition, the project will also include the design of a methodology supporting academics on integrating learning mobility outcomes into curricula, which will certainly allow providing institutions and academics with recommendations and advice on how mobility is relevant to specific academic disciplines.


RECMAT: Recognition Matters

Rec-MatThe main objective of the KA2 CBHE project Rec-Mat is to contribute to facilitate and promote student exchange between Europe and Latin America. To achieve this, it is crucial to reduce the barriers to mobility related to the process of academic recognition and enable Latin America Higher Education Institutions to implement a fairer academic recognition process.

The project raises awareness among academic staff about the importance of academic recognition and fair grade conversion and provides information on concrete ways to facilitate the implementation of a full recognition process. This will contribute to the harmonization of academic recognition processes between Latin American institutions.

The project will produce a digital interactive compendium to compile and disseminate the results of the project.


Recent EU-funded Education projects