Central principles of the Erasmus Charter
With President Micha Teuscher's signature, HAW Hamburg commits in the new charter to three principles: non-discrimination, transparency and integration must be upheld. Participants' personal backgrounds cannot play a role, and disadvantaged participants should receive targeted support. Additionally, recognition must be granted for "all credit points (ECTS) obtained for learning outcomes achieved in a satisfactory manner during a study/training stay abroad – including a mixed-mobility stay – completely and automatically."
More digital, more inclusive and greener – the new generation of Erasmus programmes
In the new generation of Erasmus programmes, digitalisation plays a central role and is a requirement for participation. From now on, the International Office will digitally implement its learning agreements, inter-institutional agreements (contracts between HAW Hamburg and its partner universities), nominations and transcripts of records. Sustainability and the EU climate goals are also important. The programme also aims to reduce its environmental footprint and contribute to societal change. Last but not least, social participation and equality are central dimensions of the new Erasmus generation. The wish is to reach especially those people who have so far been underrepresented among the programme participants. The fourth priority is the promotion of civic engagement on behalf of the European idea.