Erasmus exchanges in the Dublin School of Architecture
The Dublin School of Architecture has an active relationship with a wide range of European schools of architecture through ERASMUS+ agreements. The agreements are formal and managed to ensure that learning outcomes are sufficiently aligned and students going out, or joining us, have a good experience. Mobility of students is generally an exchange of equal number of students between the partner programmes taking place in the same academic year. The usual length of an exchange is one semester. Each year the school receives students from a variety of European schools into the third and fourth year of the Bachelor in Architecture programme.
ERASMUS+ is part of EU's new programme for boosting skills and employability through education, training, youth, and sport. ERASMUS+ contains a wide range of measures designed to support the European activities of higher education institutions and to promote the mobility and exchange of their teaching staff and students. DIT has been an active participant in the ERASMUS+ programme since its inception in 1987. This programme allows DIT students to study or train in another EU state (or in Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway or Turkey).
Dublin School of Architecture is also playing host to an ERASMUS+ funded, one-way mobility of carpenter-joiner students from the training centre in Biberach, in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. They are joining us to learn BIM and construction management, gain experience in English, and to explore timber construction and team work through design-and-build projects. These events have added great energy and colour to the start of the academic year since September 2016.