IRUS meeting at ETH Zurich
Servizio relazioni internazionali e mobilità
On 16 May, the staff members of the International Relations Offices of the Swiss Universities (IRUS) met at ETH Zurich for the usual bi-annual meeting.
The agenda of the meeting was very rich and varied. Ms. Elise Nardin from ETH Global presented the Swiss Bilateral Science &Technology Programme (https://www.sbfi.admin.ch/sbfi/en/home/research-and-innovation/international-cooperation-r-and-i/bilateral-programmes.html) and in particular the Leading House with Asia, managed by ETH Zurich.
The meeting continued with a discussion on topics that are related to the activity of the IR offices, for example the Erasmus programme 2021-2027, the Erasmus without Paper project, the Brexit and the future of the cooperation with UK universities, etc. These topics are of great interest for all Swiss universities, and sharing information and best practices is crucial.
In the afternoon, the group split in two mini-Workshops: one devoted to the topic of sustainability in higher education and the other to the creation of a Mobility-Online User Group in Switzerland.
We are very pleased to announce that next IRUS meeting will take place on 21 November 2019 in Lugano on the occasion of the Movetia Annual Event for Tertiary Education.