Middlesex University will become the only UK institution to fund more than 100 participants in the International Credit Mobility (ICM) programme after being awarded almost half a million euros.
The €488,812 (£351,000) fund represents a fifth of the total amount awarded to all UK universities – underlining the University's breadth of current international projects and collaborations.
ICM is a new strand of the Erasmus+ programme that offers grants to university students to study for a semester or a year at selected universities in countries outside the EU as part of their degree. Short teaching or training visits by university staff are also funded through this programme. In addition, grants will be awarded to students and staff from partner countries coming to the UK.
Commenting on the announcement, Middlesex University Erasmus and International Exchange Manager Dr Nosheen Rachel-Naseem said: "The funding will not only provide grants to Middlesex students and staff for study, teaching and training visits to partner universities, it will also allow Middlesex to welcome students and staff from these partners to the University to contribute new socio-cultural perspectives to enrich its research and teaching.
"We look forward to both the enhancement of the student experience that this will bring, as well as engagement with new fields of international research."
The new ICM award is in addition to the University's Erasmus+ funding of €280,114 (£202,000) for 2015-16 for mobility within the Erasmus programme countries.