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Mobility is an asset for SUPSI and encourages the personal and professional growth and development of those who participate in it.
Swiss education policy promotes mobility and exchange as a means of enabling people of all ages, but especially young people, to acquire intercultural, linguistic, specialist and international skills during undergraduate and graduate studies and continuing education. Switzerland is committed to promoting cross-border mobility at all levels and incorporates the joint measures of the cantons to achieve this goal.
The SUPSI mobility network includes the International Office and an office responsible for mobility activities in each department and affiliated school. These represent the first source of information for SUPSI students, academic and administrative staff, as well as for guests wishing to spend a period of mobility at the institution and partners interested in exchange and collaboration activities. The mobility coordinators are the main points of contact for supporting all mobility and internationality-related needs.
The activities carried out by the mobility network are numerous; the annual activity report provides a general overview of the projects supported by the International Office in addition to the individual reports of the various departments and affiliated schools.
. Mobility in brief
In recent years the demand for mobility at SUPSI has increased, thanks to a greater awareness of the opportunities on offer and the testimonials of those who have participated in an exchange period, helping to raise interest in mobility among students and staff both inside and outside the institution.
Incoming student and staff mobility placements
Outgoing student and staff mobility placements
Collaboration agreements with university partners
Partner countries in the SEMP programme
What is important
SUPSI encourages the dimension of exchange and mobility outside regional and national borders for students and staff, both inside and outside the institution.
SUPSI welcomes students from other universities for study, internship and thesis activities, depending on the opportunities offered by individual departments and degree courses. Any mobility must be agreed and endorsed by the students' university of origin, through the conclusion of an agreement between the two institutions.
SUPSI encourages national and international student mobility and offers many opportunities, such as study abroad, practicums, co-operative internships, workshops, study trips and post-diploma internships. Information on mobility opportunities, training meetings and calls for applications can be found on the Student Portal.
Outgoing academic and administrative staff
There are many opportunities to carry out teaching or training activities at other national and international institutions, and these form part of the ongoing training of SUPSI staff. Information on types of mobility and calls for applications can be found on the Staff Portal.
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Visas, permits, health and accident insurance
For foreign students and visitors wishing to study or work in Switzerland, there are a number of bureaucratic issues to be considered, including applying for a visa and/or permit, registering with municipalities and dealing with insurance issues
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Support to academic refugees
SUPSI participates in the 'Scholar at Risk' network, Swiss section; the aim of the section is to provide a vehicle for higher education institutions in Switzerland to cooperate in the defence of academic freedom and university values worldwide, including by hosting threatened scholars and refugees
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All activities are based on collaborations sealed through agreements signed by SUPSI and the institutional partner. These agreements, the duration of which may vary from one to several years, must be signed before mobility placement begins.