Erasmus + charter
The Longlife Learning Programme (ERASMUS) is financed by the European Union. It objective is to promote students, teachers and staff mobility within Europe.
IPAC has been participating to the Erasmus programme for more than 20 years. IPAC has the Erasmus + charter for 2014-2020.
Students who would be interested in participating to the Erasmus + programme for studies (SMS) in a partner university or for an internship (SMP) in Europe have to contact the International office.
Contact: Géraldine Hussenot
The international strategy of IPAC
The international strategy of IPAC is to enable the greatest possible number of students to participate in a study or internship mobility to enhance their skills and employability.
We encourage mobility in the third year of the Bachelor.
Our policy outside the EU is modeled on the "Erasmus" and we have the same type of exchange agreements for all our partners and use the learning agreement in all cases.
Similarly, we encourage the placement abroad in the third year of Bachelor and some students can combine studies and training abroad in the same year.
We participate in the development of double degree when programs are sufficiently similar and when the partner program responds to the European model and offers credits.
Our double degrees involve a minimum period of one semester abroad in a partner universtiy.
We make sure to host regularly groups of students from partner universities, so that they can work with our students on a given project.
We also benefit from the synergy with our school of French as a foreign language and organize many educational activities and meetings to encourage the internationalization of our students (marketing studies for international students, mix between students in English and French classes classes working on a common theme, interventions of foreign students during the course of inter-cultural management, after-school joint activities, parties, sponsorship etc.)
Staff and teaching mobility
Lecturers interested in participating in the Erasmus Teaching Mobility programme (STT) in a partner university to give a lecture can contact the International Office.
Staff members interested in participating in the Erasmus Staff Mobility programme (STA) in a partner university to train and exchange with a similar relative can contact the International office.
Contact: Géraldine Hussenot
Diploma Supplement and ECTS
The Diploma Supplement is a document issued to graduates of higher education institutions along with their parchment and transcripts of results. The Diploma Supplement provides additional information regarding the award such as the skills and competences acquired, the level of the qualification and the results gained, and entry requirements and access opportunities to the next level of education. This makes it more easily understood, especially for employers and institutions outside the issuing country.
The Diploma Supplement was developed jointly by the European Commission, the UNESCO and the Council of Europe. Each graduate student receives the Diploma Supplement automaticaly and free of charge.
In 2012, IPAC was awarded the Diploma Supplement Label by the European Commission.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) is a learner-centered system for credit accumulation and transfer based on the transparency of learning outcomes and learning processes. It aims to facilitate planning, delivery, evaluation, recognition and validation of qualifications and units of learning as well as student mobility. ECTS is widely used in formal higher education and can be applied to other longlife learning activities. ECTS credits are based on the workload students need in order to achieve expected learning outcomes.