Erasmus+ project launched and celebrated

13 November 2018

The official inauguration of the new cooperation project between the PThU and the Schechter Institute took place in Jerusalem yesterday. The project enables PThU- (PhD) students to study in Jerusalem with a full scholarship.

Studying or teaching in Jerusalem

The cooperation makes it possible for (PhD) students of the PThU to study in Jerusalem for three to twelve months with a full scholarship. Lecturers are able to teach for one or two weeks as guest lecturers at the Schechter Institute. Students and staff of the Schechter institute can also come to Groningen or Amsterdam for a similar period of time. The project is funded by the European Erasmus+ programme.

Kick-off of a new cooperation

During the meeting, interested students and lecturers were present. The meeting emphasised both the importance of the current research cooperation between both institutions, and the unique opportunity of the Erasmus+ programme to broaden this cooperation towards the field of education. The president of the Schechter Institute, professor Doron Bar, gave a speech, as did the Dutch ambassador in Israel, Gilles Beschoor Plug. Afterwards, dr. Paul Mandel (Schechter) and dr. Lieve Teugels (PThU) gave a talk about multiple identities. Albert Nijboer (PThU) gave a presentation about the Erasmus programme and the cooperation between both institutions.

On Monday and Thursday, Lieve Teugels provided guest lectures for the students of the Schechter Institute, both in Hebrew and in English. The project management team's kick-off meeting also took place on Thursday.

Interested in studying or teaching in Jerusalem?

And are you a (PhD) student or lecturer at the PThU? Send an e-mail to our coordinator Albert Nijboer:

What is Erasmus+?

Erasmus+ is a European funding programme. The programme offers young people, students, lecturers, and professionals the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience abroad. The program also stimulates international cooperation between educational institutions.  


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