2018/2019 Erasmus+ Student Mobility for Study to the Vienna University of Technology     

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Dear students from the Islamic University of Gaza (IUG), 

The ROMOR Erasmus+ Project (romor.iugaza.edu.ps) offers Student Mobility opportunity for Masters/BSc (upper level, more than 75 Credit Hours) students in informatics related fields to study at Vienna University of Technology. Under the scope of this project, students can obtain financial support for their study mobility. Applications for the Spring semester 2019 Academic year have been initiated. Here is the calendar for application procedures:

  • Application Deadline: 15th of November 2018 
  • Mobility Period: 4 months
  • Mobility Start: 

           
Year 2019: 1st March 2019 – 30th June

  • Students are asked to read carefully the details below before they fill in the online application form HERE

Students are required to attach with their applications, in PDF format, the following documents:

  • Signed and stamped transcript of academic records.
  • Signed and stamped certificate of registration as a master student at the sending university mentioning the level and date of registration.
  • Language proficiency document.
  • CV. You need to prepare your CV on the format available on the web page: 


https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae

  • A motivation letter written in English and, for academic exchange students, the programs of the courses to be attended at the hosting university.
  • A scan of the passport

Originals of documents shall be claimed from the selected students during the orientation meeting. The Selection Committee will contact the candidates for an interview in order to verify the information provided within the application and the English proficiency declared.

 

We wish you good luck!

 

Fields of Study/Traineeship

ROMOR Erasmus+ Project offers opportunities for Student Mobility for Study to TUWIEN for applications.

ROMOR coordinating institutions are going to select students for participating to the mobility strand of the Project, which aims to create capability for building, managing and sustaining Open Access Institutional Repository (OAIR) infrastructure.

A list of courses matching ROMOR objectives are offered by TUWIEN and are shown in Table

  1. Selected students can create their own program of these courses in English adapted to their academic background and interests, achieving 15 ECTS in one semester. The students are allowed to attend the studies and the traineeship, given the evidence of having the specific requirements, having the right academic background and language proficiency. More details on the contents of the offered courses are given in Appendix A.

Code

Title

Type

ECTS

Semester

Study cycle

188.411

Digital Preservation

Lecture

3

Spring

Master

188.475

Digital Preservation

Exercise

3

Spring

Master

188.321

Seminar in Software Engineering

Seminar

3

Spring

Master

188.920

Project in software Engineering and Internet Computing

Project

12

Spring

Master

188.949

Advanced Research Lab in Applied Computer Science

Project

15

Spring

Master

188.996

Interdisciplinary Lecture Series on Data Science

Lecture

1.5

Spring

Master

The students who apply have to consider the conditions below. For this reason, we advise the students to read carefully the requirements for application. The applications with a missing document and the applications that are completed outside the application period are not acceptable.

Application Requirements

  • The students who are going to apply for Erasmus+ Student Mobility must be registered students at the sending institution in Computer Science- related master program.
  • Student mobility flows in accordance with the provisions set out in the Erasmus+ Program Guide and the Guidelines for the Special Mobility Strand.
  • At TUWIEN, courses are taught in English.  Therefore, students who are interested in benefiting from the Mobility opportunity have to certify their language proficiency - B2 level is required.
  • Each student will be interviewed online prior to acceptance to confirm his/her language skills. In the interview simple exercises will be given to the student to solve
  • The courses are offered to students enrolled to master programs. In exceptional cases undergraduate students who are in their last semester can also participate.
  • Courses are offered in spring semester 2019 (March - June).
  • Specific requirements:
    • Software Engineering Skills
      • programming
      • databases
      • process and architecture modelling
    • Solid programming skills in a language such as Python, Java, C, etc. are required (only Javascript is not sufficient)
    • Pro-active attitude and willingness to learn
    • Student should be interested in the topics and concepts of ROMOR.

Application Process and Documents

Students have to apply online here.

Students are required to enclose with their application, in PDF format, the following documents:

  • Signed and stamped transcript of academic records.
  • Signed and stamped certificate of registration at the sending university mentioning the level and date of registration.
  • Language proficiency document.
  • CV (You need to prepare your CV on the format available on the web page:

https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae).

  • A motivation letter written in English and, for academic exchange students, the programs of the courses to be attended at the hosting university.
  • 2 passport photographs
  • Passport copy  

Originals of documents shall be claimed from the selected students during the orientation meeting. The Selection Committee will contact the candidates for an interview in order to verify the information provided within the application and the English proficiency declared.

Selection

  • The selection criteria for the Exchange Student are as follows:
    1. Majors in Computer Science-related study field
    2. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
    3. Motivation letter
    4. English language proficiency
    5. Interview in English for short candidates list
    6. Gender balance
  • The selection of candidates' Erasmus student mobility for study must achieve:
    • after the interview with each candidate and based on data from the student file, determining Total Score
    • proposes ranking of the candidates in descending order of Total Score
    • determines the ranking of the candidates admitted (A), reserves (Z) or rejected (W)
  • The rejected candidates send their appeals to the External Relations Office in the sending institution within 24 hours.
  • The list of selected students will be published on ROMOR project website at the following link:

http://romor.iugaza.edu.ps/romor/index.php/romor-sms

  • The list of selected students will be submitted to the sending and hosting institutions for an evaluation of the applications. The hosting institution will make the final admission decision regarding all incoming Exchange Students, via letter of invitation or acceptance letter.
  • Selected students must enroll at the hosting institution following its proper rules and procedures. If one candidate withdraws, he/she need to submit a written request. The vacant place may be occupied by only one of the reserves for the respective selection.

Acceptance

  • In order to register for TUWIEN courses, both institutional coordinators should give their consent.
  • The External Relation Office in sending institution will submit Exchange Students completed folders to the hosting institution following to receive an invitation/ acceptance from the hosting institution and information pack (if applicable).
  • After the announcement of the selection results, Exchange Students will complete the documentation required by the hosting institution (e.g. Student Application Form, the accommodation, the request to attend some language courses, etc.). Also, Exchange Students will sign the Individual Grant Agreement, fill the Learning Agreement with their faculty/department in the sending institutions, and apply of travel (to the sending institution administration).
  • Registration to the courses at TUWIEN will be possible in the beginning of each semester

Grant Support

  • The grant allocated to the students through the Erasmus+ Program is based on a fixed rate in euros for travel and living costs. The grant does not directly include accommodation, transportation, visa and additional expenditure of the student during their study mobility. These should be arranged and paid for directly by the student with the grant allocation and with the help of the hosting institution.
  • Students will receive the Erasmus Grant in two installments. The first installment (80%) will be transferred to the student bank account shortly after receiving both the “Confirmation of Arrival” form and the Erasmus Grant Agreement as specified in the Guidelines for the Special Mobility Strand. The second installment (20%) of the grant will be issued at the end of the program, following receipt of the “Confirmation of Departure” form and the completion of the Participant Report (EU Survey) by the student.
  • Students shall be prompted to fill in the report as of 30 days before the end of the mobility.
  • If the student has to return back to the sending institution before the planned end date of the traineeship due to justified reasons outside of his/her control (such as obligation, familial reasons, health problems and natural disaster), the student does not have to reimburse the grant allocated to him/her for the period of mobility abroad actually completed. However, the student must reimburse the grant for the days he/she does not actually stay abroad.
  • If the student returns back to the sending institution before the planned end period for his/her traineeship, (without justification), the amount of grant allocated to the student must be reimbursed.
  • If the student does not fulfil their responsibilities after the mobility (such as not completing their courses or not taking exams) the students must reimburse the grant paid to them.
  • The fixed rate amount of grant to be allocated is indicated below: 

Sending Country

Hosting Country

Travel Costs (Euro)

Subsistence Costs (Euro)

for 4 Months Period

Palestine

Austria

360

850 EURO * 4= 3400

 

Other Provisions

  • Before departure, selected students must fill in a Learning Agreement then send it to the Faculties/departments at the sending institutions for approval.
  • Upon arrival at the hosting Institution, exchange students must ask the International Office the issue of an arrival certificate. At the end of the mobility period, students must ask for a departure certificate (stating the duration of the mobility), the Transcript of Records and any other relevant documentation to present once back to the sending Institution.
  • Once back at the sending institution, exchange students must submit to the International Relations Office the following documents:
    • The above mentioned original certificates issued by the hosting institution, stating the dates of beginning and end of the mobility period;
    • Original hard copies of flight tickets (and boarding passes), passport copies indicating date of arrival.
  • In addition, exchange students must submit to their faculties/departments at the sending institution a declaration of their tutor or supervisor, stating the activities carried out abroad, as well as any other document released by the hosting University (such as Attendance Certificate or Transcript of Records.
  • Any academic credit earned at the hosting institution, where applicable, will be transferred back to the sending institution after the completion of the mobility. Exchange Students must consult their faculties/departments at the sending instructions for the registration of exams held abroad, submitting the relevant documentation, as well as a brief report of the activities carried out.
  • If are concluded satisfactorily, periods of study which are part of the curriculum will be automatically and entirely recognized by the partner Palestinian sending universities using the ECTS credit transfer system.
  • The EU HEIs follow the criterion of 60 ECTS for a year of full-time studies (1500 Student Learning Hours - 1 ECTS = 25 student learning hours). One semester studies is 30 ECTS (750 Student Learning Hours). Credits are obtained only after passing the related test.
  • The PS HEIs follow the US Credit Hours system (1 ECTS = 0.60 Credit Hours, 30 ECTS= 18 Credit Hours). Grades / marks obtained in the subjects taken during the internship will be achieved through rules Conversion clear, transparent and focused on competence and not on name disciplines based on a correlation between the grading systems of the partner Palestinian universities and TUWIEN, according to the scale of equivalence of the marks, from the inter-institutional agreement.
  • With regards to the health care, Exchange Students are individually responsible for their insurance coverage.

Contact

 

Islamic University of Gaza

 

Rawia Awadallah

Department of Computer Science/Faculty of Information Technology

Islamic University of Gaza/ Building I, Room 203

Gaza, Palestine

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Phone:+ 970 8 2644400 Ext.:2952

Web: http://site.iugaza.edu.ps/rradi/

Vienna University of Technology

ROMOR Contact Person at TUWIEN: Tomasz Miksa

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Address: Gusshausstrasse 28 / 1st floor, A 1040 Wien

Institutional Coordinator

Andreas Zemann, INTERNATIONAL OFFICE

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Exchanges email contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone:: +43 (0)1 58801 - 41550 / 41552

Fax: +43 (0)1 58801 - 41599

Web: http://www.tuwien.ac.at/international

Departmental Coordinators :

Prof. Andreas Rauber

Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems

 

Appendix A: Detailed content of offered courses

Digital Preservation

The course aims to develop in participants an appreciation of the issues surrounding digital preservation / data stewardship within the context of information systems, business processes, scientific data management, security and software development. Participants should leave with a coherent and practical understanding of activities surrounding digital preservation and, in particular, a developed understanding of selection and appraisal, workflow modelling, metadata definition, ingest process management, and a working knowledge of the issues surrounding audit and certification of digital repositories. The course raises awareness of sustainability issues and builds sustainability into the process of software development. Moreover, security issues are elaborated in terms of data and software security with respect to long term preservation.

Learning outcomes

  • Knowledge
    • complexity of digital preservation
    • approaches in digital preservation
    • interoperability and maintainability
    • system architectures and process design
    • auditing, governance, and compliance
    • authenticity and provenance
    • impact of preservation issues (e.g., regarding security and software design)
    • overview on open research topics in digital preservation
  • Skills
    • Practical solving of selected preservation problems
    • Interdisciplinary problem solving
  • Competences
    • Long-term thinking
    • Self-organization
    • Find and shape creative solutions

Topics

  • DP Introduction
  • File Formats, Significant Properties, Characterization, FITS, C3PO
  • Preservation Planning, Plato
  • Authenticity, Metadata Standards
  • OAIS standard
  • Repository Systems
  • Emulation and Process Preservation
  • Reproducible Research and Data Management Plans
  • Data Citation

Learning modes

  • Lecture
    • 3 ECTS
    • see general course description above
  • Exercises
    • 3 ECTS
    • assignments related to the lecture material (e.g. content profiling, preservation planning, information modelling, etc.)

Requirements

  • good command of English
  • Software Engineering Skills
    • programming
    • databases
    • process and architecture modelling
  • pro-active attitude and willingness to learn

Seminar in Software Engineering

  • 3 ECTS
  • Aim of course
    • Ability to write scientific texts in the area of software engineering.
  • Subject of course
    • Research and drafting of scientific texts on special topics in the area of software engineering.
  • Course format
    • Literature search and reading
    • Writing a state-of-the art report
    • Paper review
    • Presentation
    • Class discussion
  • Particular topics will be selected in cooperation with the lecturers. The topics may include (but are not limited to):
    • data repositories
    • data management plans
    • automation of data management workflows
    • machine-actionability
    • data infrastructures
    • workflow modelling
    • reproducibility
    • ontologies and semantics

Requirements

  • good command of English
  • good writing skills
  • pro-active attitude and willingness to learn

Project in software Engineering and Internet Computing

  • 12 ECTS
  • Aim of course
    • Processing of a larger project from concept to practical application, individually or in groups.
  • Subject of course
    • The content of the Project should be discussed with the supervisor.
    • The topics may include: designing and setting up repository systems, module development, integration, customisation, comparison and self-study with interim presentations

Requirements

  • good command of English
  • Software Engineering Skills
  • pro-active attitude and willingness to learn

Advanced Research Lab in Applied Computer Science

  • 15 ECTS
  • Aim of course
    • In-depth research lab. Students should gain practical experience in ongoing research projects and be better prepared for the research required for a Master's thesis.
  • Subject of course
    • Individual topics to be discussed with the professor.

Requirements

  • good command of English
  • Software Engineering Skills
  • pro-active attitude and willingness to learn

Advanced Research Lab in Applied Computer Science

  • Aim of course
    • Interdisciplinary Lecture Series on domain-specific challenges in Data Science
  • Subject of course
    • Problem settings in the fields of Architecture, Earth Observation, Chemistry, Waste Water Processing

Requirements

  • good command of English
  • pro-active attitude and willingness to learn