From October 9 to 14, institutions all over the European Union celebrated the Erasmus Days 2023. Commemorating this occasion, MCI daily presented a different Erasmus+ mobility type on Instagram.
Check-out the “Erasmus Days Highlights” on our MCI Instagram account or read more below. Our students actively joined us from all over Europe at #mcierasmusdays2023.
Within the framework of the Erasmus Days 2023, the Austrian National Agency (OEAD) initiated the challenge “Erasmus Aktiv” with the aim to encourage sustainable actions for a better climate. We, the MCI International Relations Office (IRO), participated by cycling to work and are involved in encouraging green travel amongst our students as well as colleagues.
MCI IRO Team participating in the challenge "Erasmus Aktiv" © MCI Trenker
Erasmus Days Goodies at the MCI International Relations Office © MCI Maier
"My year abroad in Paris can be described as an exhilarating exploration through a parallel world. Originating from Germany, residing in Italy, and academically affiliated with Austria, Paris stands as a unique academic and cultural milestone. As a marketing and innovation scholar, I am immersed in a dynamic urban landscape that serves both as a living museum and a cinematic backdrop. While global mobility is a familiar concept to me, the distinct charm of this city consistently captivates my attention."
Who: Marlene Zanotti
Study Program: International Business & Management | Master
When: Aug 30, 2023 - Aug 30, 2024
Where: Paris, France
What: Outgoing Mobility for Study – Double Degree with Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci
Outgoing Mobility for Studies: La Defense, Paris © Marlene Zanotti
Outgoing Mobility for Studies: Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci, Paris © Marlene Zanotti
Outgoing Mobility for Studies: Paris © Marlene Zanotti
Outgoing Mobility for Studies: Market in Marais, Paris © Marlene Zanotti
Outgoing Mobility for Studies: Pôle University Campus La Defense, Paris © Marlene Zanotti
"I was nervous when I left Innsbruck because it was pretty scary to go somewhere you don´t know for half a year and leave behind people you love. But after all, it was one of the best experiences of my life. I was able to meet amazing people and experience an interesting culture with so much to offer. I would really recommend doing it and to step out of your comfort zone.
And, my highlight was definitely living close to the beach."
Who: Thomas Huber
Study Program: Social Work | Bachelor
When: Apr 01, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023
Where: Almodóvar, Portugal
What: Erasmus+ Internship at Progresso
Erasmus+ Internship in Almodóvar: "Feira da ladra" - thieves market in Lisbon © Thomas Huber
Erasmus+ Internship in Almodóvar: A lot of hikes in beautiful nature © Thomas Huber
Erasmus+ Internship in Almodóvar: Going kanooing with a friend © Thomas Huber
Erasmus+ Internship in Almodóvar: A day at a lonely beach © Thomas Huber
Erasmus+ Internship in Almodóvar: Place where the clients lived in the middle of nowhere © Thomas Huber
"Hey! I’m Onni, an incoming exchange student in the master’s program of International Business & Law. I arrived in Innsbruck from Finland last March, which means that I’m currently on my second Erasmus semester here at MCI. With my background in environmental engineering, I’m especially interested in sustainable & circular business models and strategies.
My stay has been an incredible combination of studies and outdoor activities. I’ve been inspired to pick up new hobbies in the Alpine environment and I’ve experienced quite an efficient dive into the Austrian & Tyrolean culture. As Innsbruck is perfectly located close to Germany, Italy and Switzerland, living here has felt like a continuous holiday for a person from the remote North."
Who: Onni Havunen
Study Program: International Business & Law | Master
When: Mar, 01 2023 - Feb 10, 2024
From: Tampere University, Finland
What: Incoming Mobility for Study
Erasmus+ Incoming Mobility: Enjoying the winter in Innsbruck © Onni Havunen
Erasmus+ Incoming Mobility: Onni Havunen from Tampere University © Onni Havunen
Erasmus+ Incoming Mobility: Enjoying the city of Innsbruck © Onni Havunen
Erasmus+ Incoming Mobility: Hiking in the Tyrolian mountains © Onni Havunen
Erasmus+ Incoming Mobility: Relaxing in the outskirts of Innsbruck © Onni Havunen
"The Blended Intensive Program (BIP) on Leadership Development at the University of Antwerp began in May with four weeks of online courses and concluded with one live week in Antwerp in July. The online part featured webinars, prerecorded videos, and group assignments focusing on leadership development and self-leadership. During our week in Antwerp, we delved into three key topics: self-leadership, leading others, and leading change. The highlight was our horse coaching day, which provided valuable insights into how authenticity and body language influence leadership. Securing suitable accommodation was a big thanks to the excellent support by the BIP Team.
Additionally, Antwerp is an amazing city, with festivals taking place in the city center during our stay. Students from all corners of the globe participated in this course, and together we gained invaluable insights into exploring our full leadership potential. The BIP is a perfect choice for students seeking experiences abroad despite time constraints."
Who: Bettina Sailer
Study Program: Business Administration (online) | Bachelor
When: Jul 10, 2023 - Jul 14, 2023
Where: Antwerp, Belgium
What: Blended Intensive Program (BIP) on Leadership Development at the University of Antwerp
BIP at University of Antwerp: MCI group © Bettina Sailer
BIP at University of Antwerp: Horse coaching day © Bettina Sailer
BIP at University of Antwerp: Ready for the on-campus session in Antwerp © Bettina Sailer
"The Summer School took place in the beautiful Botanical Garden of Palermo. More than 120 students and young researchers learned in 33 lectures about the latest results and innovations in the diverse field of biotechnology - from environmental biotechnology, analytics and diagnostics to drug development and nanotechnology. The event was organized by the University of Palermo and researchers from the FHNW School of Life Sciences, the HES-SO Institute for Life Technologies, the ZHAW Institute for Chemistry and Biotechnology, the University of Bern Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Platform, MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®, and the University of Palermo shared their knowledge. In addition to an interesting scientific program, Palermo had beautiful sights to offer, and during the social events, new networks and friendships were established."
Who: Dr. Harald Schöbel
Study Program: Department of Biotechnology at MCI
When: Sept 04, 2023 - Sep 06, 2023
Where: Università degli Studi di Palermo
What: Teaching Staff Mobility at the Summer School on Advanced Biotechnology
Staff mobility at the Summer School on Advanced Biotechnology: participans © Harald Schöbel
Staff mobility at the Summer School on Advanced Biotechnology: Palermo © Harald Schöbel
Staff mobility at the Summer School on Advanced Biotechnology: MCI delegation © Harald Schöbel
Staff mobility at the Summer School on Advanced Biotechnology: lecture Harald Schöbel © Harald Schöbel
Staff mobility at the Summer School on Advanced Biotechnology: social event © Harald Schöbel
Get to know Ulysseus, the European University for the citizens of the future - an international, open-to-the-world, person-centered, and entrepreneurial University that will shape Europe’s future.
Members of ULYSSEUS include the MCI (Innsbruck, Austria), University of Sevilla (Sevilla, Spain), University of Genova (Genova, Italy), University of Cote d’Azur (Nice, France), Technical University of Kosice (Kosice, Slovakia), Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences (Helsinki, Finland), and two new partners about to join our alliance, University of Münster (Münster, Germany) and the University of Montenegro (Podgorica, Montenegro).
At Ulysseus, you will have the opportunity to find academic offers (joint and double degrees, and short courses and activities) that suit your needs, learn new skills, and travel abroad. You can also brush up your skills and expand your knowledge with the academic offer of Ulysseus European University. A broad range of courses (mainly online), that you can attend besides your normal study program is offered. Find an overview of the courses here.
Where: Innsbruck (Austria), Sevilla (Spain), Genova (Italy), Nice (France), Helsinki (Finland), Kosice (Slovakia), coming soon: Münster (Germany), Podgorica (Montenegro)
More Info: Click here
Thank you very much for participating in the Erasmus Days 2023. This is only an excerpt of the broad range of the Erasmus+ program. Together let’s find out, where the journey takes us.
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