Student mobility - EHEA at the UOC - Open University of Catalonia (UOC)

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Bologna process (EHEA)
EHEA at the UOC



The mobility of students and graduates is one of the central elements of the Bologna Process. The London Communiqué in May 2007 recorded the agreement to advance in two directions: on one hand, in the recognition procedures and tools and, on the other hand, in the study of mechanism to promote mobility.

Therefore, in order to facilitate student mobility, the UOC is implementing the following actions:

Mobility Promotion Programme

It is working to approve a specific programme to promote mobility which enables mobility to be possible for degrees including the minors to the offer. Minors are learning units which complete or complement the graduate’s profile with competences completed from a field different to the Bachelor Degree field.

> More information on minors 


University Agreements

The UOC currently has agreements with other universities to promote mobility, such as the Intercampus project and the Metacampus agreement.


  • Intercampus is a project involving a group of Catalan universities whose aim is to develop a subject exchange encounter that is given on the Internet.
  • Metacampus is an agreement signed between the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and the Open University of Barcelona, through which students of the UOC can study free-elective subjects in the UAB online and vice versa.

In this line, the UOC wants to foster the promotion of new bilateral and multilateral agreements with other university institutions that have to be mainly oriented at: a higher number of exchange subjects in the mobility offer of programmes, the development of joint qualifications, and the establishment of a credit recognition system for students in programmes where they live instead of doing on-site education in a region where they do not live.


Erasmus Programme

In February 2007, the UOC applied for the Erasmus University Charter and it was granted in July 2007 by the European Commission’s Education and Culture Directorate-General. In the framework of the Erasmus University Charter, the UOC aims to extend and consolidate a group of agreements that promote student mobility and fit into the university’s teaching-learning model.

Therefore, the line to follow by the university is oriented at maximising individual student mobility through Erasmus programmes.

> More information on the UNESCO Chair web page.


Mobility Office

Mobility is one of the main cores of the EHEA. In this context, the UOC mobility office (e-mobility) is the tool which the university has to provide relevant and updated information on mobility opportunities that various programmes offer to our students and to potential visiting students, and to facilitate the procedures related to students moving between universities.

The UOC mobility office has to ensure that the quality of mobility programmes and the necessary logistics and cultural support is guaranteed. At the same time, it will centralise the institutional procedure to admit visiting teachers.


Mobility Protocols

Online mobility programmes that the UOC is currently developing guarantee that enrolled students coming from other institutions receive the same services as the UOC students. In accordance with our online education model, students that we admit receive the help of teaching collaborators and tutors of the qualification during their time at the university. They will be guided through the registration process and offered academic advice and personalised attention in all issues regarding the fulfillment of study objectives