Erasmus Charter

​Erasmus Charter for Higher Education: 2014-2020

The Erasmus+ programme supports, among other policy objectives, the European modernisation and internationalisation agenda in higher education. The Programme covers the period 2014-2020.

The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) provides the general quality framework for European and international cooperation activities a higher education institution (HEI) may carry out within the Programme.

The award of an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education is a pre-requisite for all HEIs located in an eligible country and willing to participate in learning mobility of individuals and/or cooperation for innovation and good practices under the Programme.

For HEIs located in other countries, the ECHE is not required, and the quality framework will be established through inter-institutional agreements between HEIs. The Charter is awarded for the full duration of the Programme.

A call for proposals for award of ECHE is held on annual basis. The ECHE is awarded for the full remaining duration of the Programme.

Nord University has been awarded the Erasmus charter for the third time.

  1. 2003-2007 (as University of Nordland)
  2. 2007-2013 (as University of Nordland)
  3. 2014-2020

This information is from the European Commission website about the Erasmus Charter.