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“OHM Lectureship” programme for international guest lecturers, funded by the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts

Guest lecturers

International guest lecturers can visit the Nuremberg Institute of Technology through the OHM Lectureship programme. The programme provides support and funding for lecturers from abroad to facilitate academic exchange as well as to directly benefit students through international exposure.

 

Goal of the programme:

The Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts grants money to the Nuremberg Institute of Technology on an annual basis in order to extend the number of courses offered in English and advance the internationalization strategy, which was established in 2017. Hosting international guest lecturers not only supports the implementation of new cooperation agreements with other higher education institutions, it also strengthens existing partnerships. Novel input from foreign lecturers exposes and encourages students to travel abroad themselves during their studies.

 

Who can apply?

The programme is designed for faculty staff from Nuremberg Tech partner universities, primarily from outside of Europe. However, all lecturers are welcome to apply.

At least 4 lecture hours (each of 45 minutes) have to be taught and the visit has to be initiated and accompanied by a TH professor and supported by the dean of the hosting Faculty.

 

What is funded?

The format of the guest lecture is unrestricted and can be decided freely by the hosting faculty and the guest lecturer; however, material should be presented in English. The grant from the Bavarian State Ministry is split into a sum for accommodation and a sum for travel according to where the guest travels from. Additionally, a set amount will be granted to the lecturer per teaching hour.

A short presentation of the guest’s home institution to Nuremberg Tech students and interested staff should be an integral part of the guest lecturer’s visit.

 

Application deadlines:

For lectures during the winter semester: 15 September

For lectures during the summer semester: 28 February

Please contact the International Office for details concerning the application requirements and more information about the programme.

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Guest lecturers from outside Germany

Nuremberg Institute of Technology 

Nuremberg Tech is one of Germany’s largest universities of applied science and is well known for its practice-oriented degree programmes. Around 80 laboratories boasting state-of-the-art equipment provide optimal conditions for practice-based research. As the most research-intensive university of applied sciences along with our record of securing third-party funds for research, we are a key innovation driver for the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region and we maintain close contact with industry and business. With around 160 university partnerships and approximately 1,100 international students, we are a true “global player” and a versatile university with an international profile. Learn more about our university.

 

Would you like to visit us as a guest?

We recommend that you obtain information in advance about partnership and mobility programmes and funding options for your visit to our university as a guest; you should also contact the host Faculty at Nuremberg Tech. As soon as a rough timescale and organizational framework have been established for your visit, please also contact the International Office for additional support.

 

Visa, entry into Germany, and residence permit

If you require a visa in order to enter Germany, please also contact the supervising professor at our host Faculty in order to request a letter of invitation and apply for a visa at the German Embassy or Consulate in your home country.

Upon your arrival in Nuremberg, the International Office will be happy to assist you in reporting to the Residents' Registration Office and, where necessary, applying for a residence permit. Click here to access the website of the Foreigners Authority (online application possible).

 

Living in Nuremberg

Nuremberg is a large, modern city with half a million inhabitants. The city is famous for its unique medieval atmosphere and its many attractions – the Imperial Castle, Albrecht Dürer's House, the Christmas market, and the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds, to name just a few. Information concerning the cultural events on offer in the city can be found on the website of the City of Nuremberg.

It is not always easy to find suitable accommodation in Nuremberg. We therefore recommend that you begin looking in good time. For short stays, click here for a list of recommended hotels. For longer stays, the Nuremberg Institute of Technology will provide accommodation in its own university guest rooms, which are located on campus. For all questions regarding accommodation, please contact Ms Ueberberg.

 

Service & Contact 

The hosting Faculty and the International Office at Nuremberg Tech will be happy to help you plan your stay and help you find your way once you arrive. Please contact us in good time with all relevant information regarding the purpose and duration of your stay, the programme, your funding, and whether you will be coming alone or will be accompanied by your family, etc. 

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Erasmus+ mobility for teaching purposes

Brief explanation: Erasmus+ for teaching purposes in Europe (The short stays funded by Nuremberg Tech are limited to the European area.)

The European Union’s Erasmus programme does not just provide funding for students who wish to spend a part of their degree studying at an Erasmus partner university or complete an internship within Europe, it also provides funding for guest lecturers at European partner universities that have an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). 


1) What are the aims of Erasmus teaching staff mobility?

The stay abroad should enable guest lecturers to strengthen the European dimension of the host university, to broaden its teaching offer, and to share their specialist knowledge with those students who cannot or do not want to study abroad.
This should include the development of joint study programmes at the two partner universities and the exchanging of teaching content and methods.


2) What are the requirements for funding?

The Nuremberg Institute of Technology can send teaching staff to a European university, provided an inter-institutional Erasmus contract has been concluded with that university in advance that explicitly provides for teaching staff mobility.
The IO can provide you with information concerning the partner universities with which an agreement of this type is in place.


3) Who at Nuremberg Tech can receive funding?

  • Professors/lecturers who have a contractual relationship with the university
  • Adjunct teaching staff with employment contracts
  • Academic staff
  • Emeritus professors and retired lecturers


4) What can funding be provided for?

  • Stays by guest lecturers (min. 2 and max. 60 days) with a length of at least 8 teaching hours per week

    e.g.:   3-day stay – 8 teaching hours
               7-day stay – 8 teaching hours
               8-day stay – 16 teaching hours
     
  • The Erasmus mobility grant includes travel and subsistence costs, which are subsidized in the form of unit costs. The unit costs are paid to the person receiving the funding in full. Any difference between the amount provided and the actual unit costs remain with the person receiving the funding and must be paid by them personally.
  • Funding may be given to the same person more than once in principle, but priority must be given to people who have not previously benefited from Erasmus teaching secondment grants.
  • It is not permitted to receive funding from a different EU programme to cover costs of the same nature.
  • People with a disability can request additional special funding.


5) How is the grant calculated?

The amount of the Erasmus mobility grant for teaching purposes differs in accordance with the cost of living in the host countries (“programme countries”). Daily flat rates apply in the case of funding provided by German universities.


a) Daily Erasmus+ unit costs for stays abroad
 
With effect from October 2019, the following fixed daily rates apply in Germany for each of the following three groups of countries, up until the 14th day of your stay (not including days spent travelling); from the 15th to the 60th day of your stay (not including days spent travelling) the amount of funding provided falls to 70% of the daily rate specified.

Group 1: for Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
180 euros per day; 126 euros from day 15 onwards

Group 2: for Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain
160 euros per day; 112 euros from day 15 onwards

Group 3: for Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey
140 euros per day; 98 euros from day 15 onwards


b) Travel costs

In addition to these daily rates, travel costs are also reimbursed in accordance with the actual distance between the places at which the mobility begins and ends. Throughout Europe, those distances are determined using a standardized calculation tool (the Distance Calculator).

The following amounts are paid for each stay and in accordance with the distance travelled:

  • 0 km – 99 km: EUR 20
  • 100 km – 499 km: EUR 180
  • 500 km – 1,999 km: EUR 275
  • 2,000 km – 2,999 km: EUR 360
  • 3,000 km – 3,999 km: EUR 530
  • 4,000 km – 7,999 km: EUR 820
  • 8,000+ km: EUR 1,500


Example:
Teaching secondment from Nuremberg to Antwerp, Belgium from Monday to Wednesday:
Simple distance according to the Distance Calculator: 512.51 km, so, in accordance with the overview provided above, the unit costs payable for return travel would be 275 euros. 

The subsistence grant for 3 allowable days = 3 x 160 euros = 480 euros.
The total grant would therefore amount to 755 euros.

The start date of the stay for which funding is provided is the first day on which the participant is expected to be present at the host institution. The end date is the last day on which the participant is expected to be present at the host institution. The actual duration of the stay is to be verified by means of a confirmation from the host institution following the completion of your stay.


6) Programme itinerary and Erasmus forms
At least six weeks in advance of the teaching secondment abroad, a
travel authorization request (available in my.ohm under Content Services) must be submitted to your supervisor, who will then forward it on to the IO.

IMPORTANT:
Erasmus grants can only be awarded if a valid travel authorization request exists.

In addition, prior to the commencement of the teaching secondment abroad, an agreement/
Grant Agreement, in which the mobility terms (e.g. confirmation of the host university) and the obligations of the teaching staff (e.g. obligation to pay back the grant in the event of a failure to comply with the contractual provisions, presentation of a report, etc.) are set out in detail, together with a
Teaching Mobility Agreement, must be concluded.
Following the completion of the stay, its actual length is to be confirmed by means of a
confirmation from the host institution.
Upon completion of the teaching secondment abroad, the person receiving the funding will receive an automatic email generated by the European Commission’s Mobility Tool with a request to complete an
online EU survey.
If the travel authorization request is received in good time (at least 6 weeks prior to the commencement of the stay abroad), all of the relevant Erasmus forms referred to above will be provided by the IO.

7) Contact
Additional information and advice concerning the Erasmus mobility measures can also be obtained from the:


German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
National Agency for EU Higher Education Cooperation
Kennedyallee 50
53115 Bonn
Tel.: +49 (0)228/882-578
Fax: +49 (0)228/882-555
Email: eu-programmeatdaadPunktde
www.eu.daad.de 

Country desk for Australia and Europe, Erasmus programme

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Erasmus+ mobility for further and continued professional development purposes

Brief explanation: Erasmus+ for university staff in Europe (The short stays funded by Nuremberg Tech are limited to the European area.)

In order to further build upon the internationalization of the university, the Erasmus+ programme enables university staff to attend training and professional development programmes at European universities and companies/institutions.


1) What are the benefits and what do we aim to achieve with the mobility of university staff?

  • Stay on the basis of a pre-established work programme
  • To enable the acquisition of knowledge, specific expertise or fresh perspectives
  • To boost their own skills
  • To acquire intercultural skills and improve foreign language skills
  • To establish and strengthen networks


2) Who can receive funding and what requirements must be met in order to receive funding?

Nuremberg Tech can send staff (from various departments) to one of the European universities or companies/institutions participating in the Erasmus programme.
The possibility of return visits by colleagues from the university in question must always be considered. 
All colleagues working at Nuremberg Tech who have sufficient knowledge of the language spoken (at least B1/B2 level) at the host institution can receive funding for staff mobility.


3) What can funding be provided for?

  • Stays abroad last for a minimum of 2 days and a maximum of 60 days. A subject-specific stay abroad normally lasts one week (5 days).
  • The Erasmus+ mobility grant includes travel and subsistence costs, which are subsidized in the form of unit costs. The unit costs are paid to the person receiving the funding in full. Any difference between the amount provided and the actual unit costs remain with the person receiving the funding and must be paid by them personally.
  • Funding may be given to the same person more than once in principle, but priority must be given to people who have not previously benefited from Erasmus staff mobility grants.
  • It is not permitted to receive funding from a different EU programme to cover costs of the same nature.
  • People with a disability can request additional special funding.


4) How is the grant calculated?

The amount of the Erasmus mobility grant for training and professional development differs in accordance with the cost of living in the host countries (“programme countries”).
Daily flat rates apply in the case of funding provided by German universities.

a) Daily Erasmus+ unit costs for stays abroad
With effect from October 2019, the following fixed daily rates apply in Germany for each of the following three groups of countries, up until the 14th day of your stay (not including days spent travelling); from the 15th to the 60th day of your stay (not including days spent travelling) the amount of funding provided falls to 70% of the daily rate specified.

Group 1: for Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
180 euros per day; 126 euros from day 15 onwards

Group 2: for Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain
160 euros per day; 112 euros from day 15 onwards

Group 3: for Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey
140 euros per day; 98 euros from day 15 onwards

b) Travel costs
In addition to these daily rates, travel costs are also reimbursed in accordance with the actual distance between the places at which the mobility begins and ends. Throughout Europe, those distances are determined using a standardized calculation tool (the Distance Calculator).

The following amounts are paid for each stay and in accordance with the distance travelled:

  • 0 km – 99 km: EUR 20
  • 100 km – 499 km: EUR 180
  • 500 km – 1,999 km: EUR 275
  • 2,000 km – 2,999 km: EUR 360
  • 3,000 km – 3,999 km: EUR 530
  • 4,000 km – 7,999 km: EUR 820
  • 8,000+ km: EUR 1,500


Example:
Residential travel from Nuremberg to Cádiz (Spain) from Monday to Friday:
Simple distance according to the
Distance Calculator: 2,005.99 km, so, in accordance with the overview provided above, the unit costs payable for return travel would be 360 euros. 
The subsistence grant for 5 allowable days = 5 x 160 euros = 800 euros.
The total grant would therefore amount to 1160 euros.

The start date of the stay for which funding is provided is the first day on which the participant is expected to be present at the host institution. The end date is the last day on which the participant is expected to be present at the host institution. The actual duration of the stay is to be verified by means of a confirmation from the host institution following the completion of your stay.

5) THINK International -
The new programme at Nuremberg Tech aimed at promoting international and intercultural skills.

 Applications are made within the scope ofTHINK International.

  • Application form (simple)
  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation, the purpose and aims, and the activities, as well as what you expect to get out of the Erasmus Staff Mobility programme (max. 1 page long)
  • Approval from the departmental/unit lead (informal letter explaining the added value for the organizational unit)
  • Confirmation of Participation in the “Interkulturelle Kompetenz für Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter in Lehre und Verwaltung” (intercultural skills for teaching and management staff”) seminar at Nuremberg Tech 
  • Proof of language competence
  • Where available: Confirmation/letter of invitation from the host university or host company/institution


Application deadlines:
If all of the evidence required for the application is already available, an application can be submitted at any time. However, an organizational lead time of approximately eight weeks should be taken into account.

If you do not currently have any evidence available, applications can be submitted at the beginning of each semester. This will enable the Language Center or another educational institution to provide the necessary evidence in good time prior to the commencement of your stay abroad.


The selection criteria are based, among other things, on the aim and purpose of the measure for the member of staff in question, the importance for the university and, where applicable, the potential for further Erasmus activities with the host institution in question. Other factors that are taken into account include professional qualifications, language skills, and motivation.

Following the selection process, the IO announces whether the measure can be funded and the programme of work is established. Following this, the appropriate Erasmus documents are completed.

 

Some of the “Erasmus Staff Weeks” on offer can be found at: 

IMOTION ERASMUS+ Staff Weeks
Intercultural Training @ ELTE Budapest
ShipCon
DOREA Educational Institute
English and Spanish courses in Barcelona
English courses in Ireland
Partner university offers

 
6) Programme itinerary and Erasmus forms
Prior to the commencement of staff mobility, an Erasmus Grant Agreement must be signed with the participant, in which the mobility terms (e.g. confirmation from the host university) and the obligations of the participant (e.g. obligation to pay back the grant in the event of a failure to comply with the contractual provisions, presentation of a report, etc.) are set out in detail, together with a
Training Mobility Agreement. If the travel authorization request is received in good time (at least 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the stay abroad), all of the relevant Erasmus forms referred to above will be provided by the IO.
 
The programme must include the following information as a minimum:
- the general objectives, which have already been described above Aims
- the expected results of the professional development or the learning activity
- the timings for the mobility phase

Both the sending and the host institutions are responsible for the quality of the stay abroad.
Following the completion of the stay, its actual length is to be confirmed by means of a
confirmation from the host institution.
Upon completion of the staff mobility, the person receiving the funding will receive an email generated automatically by the European Commission’s Mobility Tool with a request to complete an
online EU survey and to write an approximately two-page testimonial in prose form.
 

Testimonials concerning previous Erasmus staff mobility stays can be found on the intranet (VPN access required).

 
7) Contact

Additional information and advice concerning the Erasmus mobility measures can also be obtained from the:


German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
National Agency for EU Higher Education Cooperation
Kennedyallee 50
53115 Bonn
Tel.: +49 (0)228/882-578
Fax: +49 (0)228/882-555
Email: eu-programmeatdaadPunktde
www.eu.daad.de 

Country desk for Australia and Europe, Erasmus programme