Erasmus Policy Statement
UCN has forged links with 140 partner universities all over the world
Our programmes will be strengthened by forging better links with our 140 partner universities, chosen for their quality and geographical position and ability to work with UCN as a university of applied sciences.
We will encourage staff, both academic and administrative, to make visits to our partners and invite their staff to Northern Denmark in return. All incoming students will be made members of a programme, regardless of the length of the study period, and will have benefits (both academic and social) as a result. Currently UCN offers 10 short-cycle AP Degrees, 7 top-up bachelor programmes and 3 full time bachelor programmes fully taught in English.
All staff and students have the protection of the University’s Equal Opportunities policies which guard against any discrimination on the grounds of gender, race, ethnicity, disability, age, race and religion. The University will meet all statutory obligations under relevant legislation and anticipate future requirements signalled by EU directives.
- Improvement of the overall quality of our programs
- International accreditation and the international recognition
- Encouragement of student and faculty exchanges between institutes of higher education
- Benchmarking of our research, course offers and education
- Achievement of a solid regional, national and international position as a university of applied sciences
Most important UCN initiatives to ensure quality in mobility
Information and counselling
During information meetings and daily office hours the International Offices inform students about study abroad possibilities and practical arrangements like grants.
Exchange coordinators from the Schools advise students on the content of the exchange programs and select students.
The student makes a proposal of the courses he or she wants to follow during the exchange. The School will to approve this proposal to ensure the recognition of credits. After approval, a learning agreement is signed by the student, the partner university and the School.
Some studies offer language courses as part of the curriculum, e.g. marketing and hospitality
All information on exchange programs is available on our website and in brochures and is also sent to the partner universities.
To ensure the credits are recognized by their university incoming students must have a Learning Agreement. After successful completion of the program students receive a Transcript of Records. The Bologna ECTS system is used 100%.
Ambassadors and facilities
Ambassadors, buddies and student services are available. Accommodation is offered by AKU Aalborg or UC-House. Multiple facilities, like computer programmes and libraries and 24 hours building access are available for exchange students.
To ensure the integration of exchange students a social program is organised by student ambassadors, buddies, UCNstudent and the International Office. Sports facilities and clubs are freely available.
The Aalborg Sprogcenter offers multilevel Danish courses for our incoming students and are presented during our introduction days
Staff and employee mobility continues to be priority is constantly on the increase. During international weeks, lecturers from partner universities teach at UCN.
UCN arranges specialized inspirational trips to international universities, e.g. for the UCN Board of Governors.
UCN seeks active involvement and leadership in international networks like EAIE, Eurashe, SPACE, COHEHRE and others.
To give visibility to Erasmus activities the International Offices and Schools of UCN engage in different actions:
- Online visibility via social media and special homepages
- Information meetings and brochures about study and work placements abroad
- Advice on funding and grants
- Information on the intranet pages
- Special office hours for students who want to go abroad
- A specialized internship officer with a huge business network
- A full time authorized translator
Compliance with non-discrimination objectives is ensured by the house rules and specific policies in the study guides of UCN. For disabled students and staff so-called SPS facilities are available, and most buildings are wheelchair accessible.