Continued participation within the Erasmus+ programme: HTW Dresden receives Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE)
A valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) is a prerequisite for higher education institutions to participate in the European exchange programme Erasmus+.
It sets out basic principles that higher education institutions must fulfil when applying for and implementing Erasmus+ activities. To receive an ECHE, European higher education institutions (HEIs) must apply. HEIs are assessed in the areas of Erasmus Policy Statement, compliance and implementation of the ECHE guidelines, and quality of governance structures. The European Commission has now assessed HTW Dresden's ECHE application with 100 out of 100 possible points. This ensures the continuation of the programme at HTW Dresden until 2027.
HTW Dresden has been participating in the Erasmus+ programme since 1993. The EU funding programme enables students, teachers and employees to gain international experience abroad and supports the implementation of exchange programmes. Central components of the programme are the recognition of study achievements abroad based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), tuition fee exemption at the partner university and financial support for exchange students. So far, a total of 1799 students have gone abroad with Erasmus.
At the moment, travel opportunities are severely limited due to the pandemic. Nevertheless, the anticipation of stays abroad is there. In the winter semester 2021/2022 alone, 112 students are planning to go abroad via Erasmus+. We hope that we can fulfil this wish for our students.