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International agreements

Erasmus+ agreements

The basis of Erasmus+ trips are interinstitutional agreements that make exchange programmes possible. They need to be signed by two institutions of higher education:
1. in the case of an exchange between universities from programme countries (EU, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Serbia, North Macedonia, Turkey) all universities need to have the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education
2. in the case of an exchange between universities from programme countries and partner countries (other countries of the world), universities from programme countries need to have the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, whereas universities from partner countries need to sign an interinstitutional agreement and undertake to observe principles included in the Erasmus Charter. 

By signing interinstitutional agreements, universities undertake to:
- collaborate on exchange programmes for students and employees under Erasmus+
- observe quality requirements included in the Erasmus Charter in all matters related to the organisation and management of exchange programmes
- use quantitative and qualitative indicators to ensure high quality and satisfying results of exchange programmes

Gdańsk University of Technology has currently concluded over 600 Erasmus+ agreements with both programme and partners countries. 


Framework agreements

Framework agreements are a type of agreement that does not generate any financial, organisational or material obligations. Universities signing such an agreement describe the type of cooperation and decide on the next steps to achieve it. Framework agreements are thus the first step towards closer cooperation. As part of framework agreements, universities may sign annexes specifying in detail, for example, the terms of employee exchange as part of research projects or other joint ventures.

Gdańsk University of Technology has currently concluded almost 70 framework agreements with China, USA, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, Russia, Jordan and other countries. 


Double Degree and Joint Studies agreements

Double Degree Studies 
Joint degree programmes, popularly known as "Double Degree", are an offer for students to earn a degree from two or even more universities in a single course of studies.

During the recruitment process, students may consider whether an effective agreement on multiple qualification is in place for their major as one of the attributes that guide their choice.

Joint Programmes
Depending on the provisions of an agreement, Joint Programmes may stipulate the number of semesters to be spent at a relevant university - or relevant universities for agreements concluded with more than one university, the manner and rules for the completion of the diploma thesis, the manner of conducting the thesis, the rules concerning the assignment of supervisors from relevant universities, the rules for holding the viva-voce examination concerning the diploma thesis. A joint programme is provided jointly by more than one university.

In order to be awarded with a diploma from partner universities, you mustfulfil the requirements set by each university. These requirements reflect the legislation in force in a relevant jurisdiction, university and it also concerns meeting the programme requirements of a relevant field of study. The rules for joining a joint study programme are laid down by the faculties, the coordinators of the agreements or international exchanges designate the necessary requirements to be met. 

Gdańsk University of Technology has currently concluded over 30 international double degree agreements with universities in China, Portugal, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Italy and Germany.