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Virtual Mobility

The idea and hope behind the "Virtual Mobility" cooperation format is that online exchange could be a modern response to current challenges, such as advancing climate change or the current Covid 19 pandemic. Furthermore, these kinds of teaching formats could enable students who are unable to spend a semester abroad for personal reasons to gain an international experience "at home". Lecturers can use this format to test the use of innovative technologies in cooperation with an international partner and possibly initiate new collaborations.

The event should be characterized as follows:

  • At least two lecturers jointly run the course, one from UniBE and one from a partner university or a university, which might be an interesting partner for potential future collaborations.
  • While students can also meet physically on site, the encounter and dialog between Bernese students and students from the partner university takes place online.
  • It is a newly designed seminar (not a lecture) including interactive modules that lead to exchange and cooperation between students from both universities.
  • Each university awards ECTS points to its students.
  • The target group can be bachelor or master students (or both, but not PhDs).
  • Students at UniBE can have the course credited to their studies as a regular course.

For 2021, you have the possibility of acquiring 6 personnel points as support for the additional work in preparing such a format.

If you are interested, please use the Virtual Mobility application form.

Please send the application form to your faculty Dean – please note the faculty's internal deadline.

Dean's offices are requested to forward applications to the Vice Rectorate Development by November 13, 2020.