Erasmus is a programme for the university, its students and employees. It supports international cooperation in higher education,allows students to travel abroad for part of the study and practice, promotes the mobility of university staff,creates numerous opportunities for universities to participate in projects with foreign partners. Poland has been participating in this EU’s flagship education and training programme since 1998.
In the years 1995-2006 Erasmus was a part of the Socrates programme. In 2007 it became a part of the EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme and expanded to cover new areas such as student placements in enterprises, university staff training and teaching for enterprise staff. Since 2014 the programme is named Erasmus+. The main aim of Erasmus+ is to improve the quality and attractiveness of vocational education and facilitating international cooperation and exchanges in education.
The University of Bialystok has been participating in the Erasmus Programme since 1999. During those years we have enlarged the list of our partners to over 120 universities from 28 countries. We have hosted over 600 incoming students and over 1100 our students have studied abroad.