International opportunities increase due to a large grant for students of Zealand Institute of Business and Technology

The internationalisation strategy bears fruit for Zealand Institute of Business and Technology due to a substantial grant from the Erasmus+ Partner Country programme. The funds will be used to promote exchange mobilities for both students and teachers with partner institutions in four growth countries outside the EU.

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For the second year in a row, Zealand Institute of Business and Technology (ZIBAT) receives a large grant from Erasmus+ Partner Country programme. The awarded grant amount 1,390,000 DKK, and must support mobility projects that include partners in four countries.

During the next two years, students and teachers from ZIBAT will exchange knowledge, teaching and study programmes with partner institutions in Santiago, Chile, Dalian in China, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and in St. Petersburg, Russia.

“We are very proud once again to be met by a major grant. We see the new Erasmus+ programme as an opportunity to complement the ‘traditional’ Erasmus Plus programme within Europe, by strengthening our cooperation with emerging countries outside of Europe,” says Ole Kolling, Director of International Relations and Programmes.

“Our teachers and students get experiences as well as an international network, which Danish companies will benefit hugely from,” explains Ole Kolling.

An extensive cooperation strengthens Danish interests
The economic helping hand, generated from the grant, enables a broader international cooperation. At this point, 49 students and teachers from ZIBAT will benefit directly from the Erasmus funds.

In a globalised world, both students and teachers profit from both the exchange abroad and the meeting with different educational cultures and methods.

“We would like to cooperate both deeper and wider with our partners, and the funds from the Erasmus programme allow us to do so. This means that we – as an educational institution – will have more opportunities to develop our students’ and teachers’ international competences.”

“Ultimately, we believe that our students due to their stay abroad will be an important forte, which will be of great benefit to the regional and Danish business communities,” says Ole Kolling.