From Mobility to Internationalization
International student mobility has a long-lasting tradition at AAAD. The students widen their horizons in their art disciplines, gain different practical skills, including linguistic ones; and acquire experience from long-term stays in different cultural environments. The majority of international mobility takes place within Erasmus+ programme, implemented since 1998. Besides study or traineeship abroad we also encourage teacher and staff mobility within this programme. We make efforts to transfer new experience and examples of good practice into teaching and other processes. Student exchanges take place also at non-European partner schools on the basis of bilateral agreements.
In recent years, the traineeships abroad continue to compare academic study abroad in numbers. That is certainly a positive trend from the perspective of the future employability of our graduates.
Each year some 60 of our students travel for their study or work abroad, while the number of incoming exchange students amounts to 70 – 75 approximately. We have concluded 35 exchange agreements within the Erasmus+ programme and 15 cooperation agreements with non-European schools.
AAAD has been a member of Cumulus, the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media for many years.