Easier access to ERASMUS+ study visits at partner universities of the BTU

Diversity and inclusion through exchange. The National Agency for Erasmus+ University Cooperation in the German Academic Exchange Service (NA DAAD) has published its inclusion strategy on German Diversity Day 2023, which takes better account of the concerns of students and doctoral candidates during an ERASMUS+ study period abroad.

In the future, young people are to be given more equal access to the exchange program than in the past, for example through more flexible mobility formats and expanded financial support options. For example, students from non-academic families, working students, students with children, and students with disabilities or chronic illnesses will receive additional financial support for their ERASMUS+ stays abroad.

Brandenburg University of Technology has been actively involved in the ERASMUS+ mobility program for more than 20 years

With more than 200 contracts to partner universities worldwide, ERASMUS+ is the core of student and staff mobilities within the BTU cooperation network and an essential part of the university's internationalization strategy.

Mobility in studies and professional life is a valuable component for the individual development of professional, social and intercultural skills: Whether it is new perspectives on one's own field of study, language skills, or getting to know other cultures - all of these make studying easier and strengthen young people's professional skills. Doctoral students benefit from cooperative research work, supervision by proven, experienced scientists at the partner universities, and access to specific research facilities. Lecturers are familiarized with the teaching methods of the partner country and gain a good insight into other research cultures. In addition, the international network, which is important for scientists*, grows, which significantly increases the opportunities for cross-national research proposals and future collaborations.

With the cross-cutting themes of inclusion, digitization, recognition and Green ERASMUS, the mobility activities not only spur the internationalization of teaching and learning at universities. They transport the European canon of values and strengthen the culture of teaching, learning and science in Europe and beyond. BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg has committed to these guidelines of the program in 2021 by signing the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2021-27.

A total of 57 million euros from the European Social Fund Plus is available to the NA DAAD to support students with fewer opportunities. The Inclusion Strategy published on May 22, 2023 provides the basis for all these measures and makes a sustainable contribution to the unity in diversity of our coexistence in Europe.


Mareike Kunze
Stabsstelle International Relations Office
T +49 (0) 355 69-3188

Michael Mannel
Stabsstelle International Relations Office
T +49 (0) 355 69-2338