In the case of agreed student mobility Union University and the partner institution shall agree in advance on the recognition of periods of studying abroad according to the Rule Book on International Mobility. A successful credit transfer requires the recognition of credits. Naturally, the credits and learning outcomes of a single educational component in different programmes cannot be identical. Fair recognition, rather than perfect or absolute equivalence, should be sought. The University therefore takes a flexible approach to the recognition of credits obtained in another context.
The credit recognition should be based on the learning outcomes achieved as part of the educational component at the host institution. As stipulated in the ECTS User’s Guide, recognition means that the number of credits gained for suitable learning outcomes achieved, at the appropriate level, in another context will replace the number of credits that are allocated for these learning outcomes at the awarding institution.
Before the commencement of the mobility, the MobilityCoordinatorat the University or Faculty shall:
- Study the intended learning outcomes, level, curriculum and the assessment methods of the courses that the student will take as part of the student mobility.
- Compare the intended learning outcomes of the courses at the host institution with the intended learning outcomes of the equivalent courses (the student’s programme of study at UnionUniversity).
- Evaluate whether the intended learning outcomes of the courses at the host institution meet the learning outcomes of the equivalent courses of the student’s programme at UnionUniversity.
- The MobilityCoordinator shall submit a recommendation for approval of credit transfer to the Dean of the school.