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The study aims to establish how Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programmes are being implemented in European universities and to identify their impact.

Researchers Robert O’Dowd from the University of Leon and Sina Werner from the University of Bochum are conducting a research study on the Blended Intensive Programmes (BIPs) of the Erasmus+ programme. Their aim is to determine how these programmes are being implemented in higher education institutions in Europe and to define their impact.

The research team of this study invites the academic coordination of the BIPs in the member universities of our network to fill in a short survey. This questionnaire can be answered in any language and takes approximately 5-8 minutes to complete. Those interested in collaborating have until 31 March 2023 to do so.

Furthermore, the team will provide the results to all institutions that complete the questionnaire. To receive it, all they have to do is provide an email address in the questionnaire.

Intensive Blended Programmes

According to the Erasmus+ programme website, Intensive Blended Programmes use innovative learning and teaching methods, including online cooperation, and are of short duration. They should provide added value compared to existing training in higher education institutions and can be multiannual. They are also a training option for both students and university staff.

Through these programmes, participants undertake short-term physical mobility abroad, combined with collaborative online exchange and teamwork.