Our Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Romanus Odhiambo, has signed an Erasmus+ KA107 Inter-institutional agreement 2020 between Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) and University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy. The two institutions are collaborating for the exchange of postgraduate students and academic staff in the context of the Erasmus+ KA107 + programme.

In attendance during the signing of the MoU was Dr. Joseph Mwiti, Erasmus+ KA107 project co-ordinator and Dr. Julius Ratumo, Chairman Department of Physical Sciences and Dr. Beatrice Owiti, Personal Assistant to the MUST Vice-Chancellor.

The Erasmus+ KA107 funded project is an exchange program that will enable mobility of staff and postgraduate students between the two universities for academic and research from 2021 to 2023. MUST is responsible for selecting participating students and staff and providing them with all necessary support including pre-departure preparation, monitoring during mobility and formally recognizing the mobility period. The selection criteria for participants will be defined by MUST in agreement with UNIPD.

The exchange program will entail among others, a scholarship to UNIPD which will include a fixed contribution to travel costs, based on the travel distance per participant [calculated using the distance calculator (https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/resources/distance-calculator_en) supported by the European Commission]:

100 – 499:              180 EUR per participant

500 – 1999 KM:       275 EUR per participant

2000 – 2999 KM:    360 EUR per participant

3000 – 3999 KM:    530 EUR per participant

4000 – 7999 KM:    820 EUR per participant

8000 KM or more: 1500 EUR per participant

In addition, the postgraduate students visiting UNIPD will receive 850 Euro per month to cover their subsistence costs. The masters and PhD students will visit UNIPD for a period of three and six months respectively. The postgraduate students and staff to participate in the program will be selected competitively as per the laid down criteria. More details regarding the Erasmus+ KA107 exchange program will be posted soon on the university website. MUST remains committed to deliver its academic, research and community service mandate both at national and international level.

MUST develops linkages with like-minded institutions to create and maintain profound learning opportunities for our students. We are a hub for research and innovation.

Join us in the January 2021 intake: https://www.must.ac.ke/schools-departments-and-programmes/