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The International Unit contributed to the Declaration on doctoral training in Europe, which makes the case against the regulation of doctoral degrees. 

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The European Commission has recently launched RESAVER (Retirement Savings Vehicle for European Researchers) in order to assist internationally mobile researchers to manage their pension provision better while moving  between different EU employers.  Institutions are invited to consider whether this option might be appropriate for their international research staff.  

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The UK higher education sector fully supports the European Research Area and its aim of effectively coordinating the European research systems whilst respecting their diversity. This position paper, created jointly by the International Unit and Universities UK, explains the criteria needed to make the ERA fully functioning across all Member States. 

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Institutions are asked to complete this survey on the impact of issues relating to Erasmus+ grant allocations for 2014/15 by 5pm on Wednesday 1st October 2014. The survey will help to identify trends in how institutions have managed Erasmus+ mobility for 2014/15 and will inform discussions between the IU, the National Agency and BIS about future Erasmus+ arrangements.


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Erasmus+ offers a variety of possibilities to collaborate with institutions outside the EU, through funding for credit mobility, degree mobility and  capacity building activities. This Information Note provides further information on the opportunities available.

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