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Erasmus+ is an EU programme to promote general and job oriented education, youth, and sports in Europe. It enables Europeans to attend study and further education programmes and do volunteer or practical training abroad.

ERASMUS + POLICY DECLARATION Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences

The aim of academic mobility is to interpret globalisation in a meaningful and sustainable way. With the growing importance and availability of Big Data and multi-centre, transnational studies - especially in the health sciences - networking becomes more and more important already during post-secondary education. In formulating its strategy for modernisation and internationalisation (EU and non-EU), Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences (KL) has prioritised student and staff mobility, the development of joint degrees, strategic partnerships, knowledge alliances, the establishment of collaborations with EU and non-EU countries, and participation in networks.

By having signed the Erasmus Charta for Higher Education (ECHE)  2021-2027, KL commits to the EU agenda for the modernisation and internationalisation of higher education and makes it an integral part of its institutional development plans and strategic direction.

At KL University, we are convinced of the importance of higher education for professional development, as it contributes to a significant economic, intellectual and cultural development at regional, national and international levels. We are committed to implementing internationally competitive and excellent science, establishing an inclusive and enthusiastic academic culture and providing high quality teaching for health professionals to enable them to meet future challenges and needs.

The priorities of the EU Action Programme 2021-2027, inclusion and diversity management, are already mapped in the KL development plans as basic concerns and further development goals. In order to ensure unrestricted and equal access, the selection of students and staff, and in particular the selection procedure for mobility programmes, is carried out regardless of personal background and special attention is paid to disadvantaged participants.

International affairs related to ERASMUS activities are handled in the International Office under the auspices of the Vice Rector for Education in order to facilitate direct communication with regular students and to promote synergies with the counselling of students, staff and other guests interested in academic mobility programmes.

The Erasmus+ Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) serves as the legal foundation to participate in the programme Erasmus+. The Charter enables universities  to apply for funding of all activities accessible to universities within the EU education programme Erasmus+. It defines the general quality for European and international cooperation activities within the programme. This is relevant to projects applied for at the national agency as well as for multinational activities applied for at the European Commission.

At the end of october 2015 Karl Landsteiner Private University for Health Sciences was granted the Erasmus+ Charter for Higher Education by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission.

Detailed information to the Erasmus+ Programme is coming soon!

For further information to ERASMUS+ please contact us!


  1. 21 Jun

    Lunchtime Seminar Series: TBA

    21. June 2023, 12:00 - 13:00
    Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität, TBA
  2. 04 Jul

    The Mirage of Biosocial Complexity: Critique and Collaboration Around the Tools of Epigenetics

    04. July 2023, 17:00
    Vienna BioCenter, IMBA lecture hall, Dr.-Bohr-Gasse 3, 1030 Vienna. (It will be possible to participate online.)
  3. 05 Jun

    Queer Movie Night

    05. June 2023, 18:00 - 22:00
    Kino im Kesselhaus