International Credit Mobility

Erasmus + Key Action 107

Learning Without Borders

Since 2016, ISA Lille has managed several Erasmus+ Key Action 107 grant for student and staff mobility projects. These two-year programs focus on cooperation for academic and professional development for participants and our institution by sending student and staff to our special partners abroad, as well as welcoming students and staff from those partners. Our current International Credit Mobility programs were developed in collaboration with our partners in China, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, and the United States, with more projects underway.

Objectives 

ISA Lille is honored to participate in the European Commission’s Erasmus+ projects with partner countries outside of Europe. These notable exchanges are a distinct opportunity to benefit from the expertise of a foreign partner outside of Europe. These collaborations also give our non-European partners a significant introduction to the European education system, ECTS, and the pedagogy of French engineering schools. 

Thanks to the Erasmus+ grants provided by the European Commission, our International Credit Mobility programs give enriching international experience to students and staff of diverse backgrounds. We are proud to welcome students and staff from China, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, and the United States to share our expertise and learn from theirs. These intercultural learning experiences provide a valuable foundation for a future of international cooperation, for our institution as well as the participants of the program. 

Current Projects 

Each partner university presents a unique cooperation opportunity. Working together on our respective specialties, we maximize the benefits to each participant and ensure a fruitful exchange. Our current partner universities and associated projects are:  

  • Al Farabi Kazakh National UniversityKazakhstan: Food Sciences 
  • Juniata CollegeUnited States of America: Environmental and Food Sciences  
  • Kasetsart UniversityThailand: Food Sciences and Agricultural Economics, Marketing and Management  
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and TechnologyGhana: Environmental and Food Sciences  
  • L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National UniversityKazakhstan: Agricultural Science  
  • Lviv Polytechnic National UniversityUkraine: Environmental Sciences  
  • National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine – Ukraine: Environmental Sciences  
  • Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies – Ukraine: Food Sciences  
  • Russian State Agrarian University, Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural AcademyRussia: Agricultural Science and Agricultural Economics, Marketing and Management  
  • Saint-Petersburg State Agrarian UniversityRussia: Agricultural Science and Agricultural Economics, Marketing and Management 
  • Shenyang Agricultural UniversityChina: Environmental and Food Sciences 
  • Universidad IberoamericanaMexico 
  • Zhytomyr State Technological UniversityUkraine: Environmental Sciences
Timeline and Activities
UniversityCountryProject YearIncoming Student Mobility: number of students and subjectStaff Mobility
National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of UkraineUkraine13, Environmental Science- Two incoming teaching mobilities on Environmental pollution caused by Chernobyl accident. The impact of radionucleide pollution to soil and water biota and possibilities of using energy crops to remediate soil and produce biomass.
- Two outgoing teaching mobilities, course on Ecotoxicology with a focus on innovative technology used in France. An excellent complement to basic overview that otherwise does not consider innovative aspects of subject.
- Introduced innovative learning techniques, such as project-based learning and blended activities, to our Ukrainian partners.
Zhytomyr State Technological UniversityUkraine12, Environmental Science
UniversityCountryProject YearIncoming Student Mobility: number & subjectStaff Mobility
National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of UkraineUkraine24, Environmental Science and Agricultural Economics and Marketing- Incoming guest lectures on the subject of International Marketing and development of basic marketing knowledge and skills of future successful professionals whose work in marketing will be resourceful, innovative, making them capable of pursuing new opportunities in uncertain and dynamic environments; Development of Prospects of Bioenergy in Ukraine.
-Incoming staff visits to participate in the Lille Catholic University Erasmus+ Staff Week, including Sustainable Development workshops, intercultural communication seminars, and visits to our codesign facilities.
Zhytomyr State Technological UniversityUkraine22, Environmental Science
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and TechnologyGhana14, Food Science- Incoming staff trainings to introduce new pedagogy, organization of a French engineering school, discuss project details and identify areas for potential research cooperation.
- Incoming guest lectures on Waste Management, comparing the Ghanaian perspective to the each students’ home country, as well as France and Europe more generally.
- Incoming guest lectures on Nutrition and Health and Food Safety Management Systems: description, implementation and adaptation of international food safety standards.
- Outgoing guest lectures on Contaminated Land Issues, Monitoring of Environmental Contaminents and Applied Techniques of Pollution Remediation
- Outgoing guest lectures on research and development in the food industry: physiology, methodology of sensory evaluation, and design of experiments.
Juniata CollegeUSA15, Environmental Science and Food Science *1 Outgoing ISA student, Environmental Science- Outgoing visits to discuss project details and meet with students interested in participating.
- Incoming guest lecture on waste water treatment and management, comparing practices in the United States, France and Europe.
Kasetsart UniversityThailand12, Agricultural Economics, Marketing & Management- Outgoing guest lecture, organizing and presenting a Serious Game ERPSim as an introduction to ERP systems used in major agro-food companies to manage their supply chain and business processes.
- Incoming guest lecture on supply chain forecasting techniques and software used in agro-industry.
UniversityCountryProject YearIncoming Student Mobility: number & subjectStaff Mobility
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and TechnologyGhana24, Food Science and Environmental Science
Kasetsart UniversityThailand24, Agricultural Economics, Marketing & Management-Outgoing faculty guest lecture on Production and Supply Chain Management
- Incoming faculty guest lectures on Supply Chain Management
Juniata CollegeUSA21, Environmental Science
Shenyang Agricultural UniversityChina12, Food Science and Environmental Science
Al Farabi Kazakh National UniversityKazakhstan15, Food Science and Agricultural Economics, Marketing & Management- Outgoing faculty visit to discuss project exchanges and selection of students for upcoming semester
- Outgoing faculty guest lecture on Operations Management in Food Industry
L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University Kazakhstan11, Agricultural Science
Universidad IberoamericanaMexico14, Food Science, Agricultural Economics, Marketing & Management, and Agricultural Science
Russian State Agrarian University – Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural AcademyRussia12, Agricultural Economics, Marketing & Management and Agricultural Science
Saint-Petersburg State Agrarian UniversityRussia13, Agricultural Science and Agricultural Economics, Marketing & Management
Lviv Polytechnic National UniversityUkraine12, Food Science and Environmental Science
National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of UkraineUkraine1
(project renewed!)
6, Food Science, Environmental Science, and Agricultural Economics, Marketing & Management - Incoming guest lectures on Marketing Research, Marketing Information Systems, and Market Segmentation; Practical training was provided in the style of interactive games on the basis of theory and practical skills in the field of marketing.
Odessa National Academy of Food TechnologiesUkraine12, Food Science and Agricultural Economics, Marketing & Management
Zhytomyr State Technological UniversityUkraine1
(project renewed!)
1, Environmental Science

Results and Impact 

Primarily, the students who participate benefit from essential international exposure during their education, making them more well-rounded professionals and more employable in a globalized job market. They learn not only different ways of approaching the same problem, but also how to work in an intercultural group, a skill that is becoming more vital every day. 

Likewise, the staff participants gain valuable knowledge of international practices that help inspire new solutions in their own work, and can be imparted to their students during lectures and research projects. In addition, staff return to their home institution with a broadened perspective, refining the institution’s international aspect. 

Most importantly, we hope that these exchanges can improve intercultural dialogue, international cooperation, and help lay the foundation for ongoing, long-term partnerships between individuals, institutions, cultures and governments. 

Staff Testimonials 

Read about the experiences of professors who visited ISA Lille in the framework of our KA107 project: 

Student Perspectives

What participating students have said about their International Credit Mobility experience:
International Exposure
My Erasmus+ experience has facilitated my intercultural educational experience by exposing me to people and concepts from different cultures and countries.
Ashley
Juniata, USA
Exploring New Horizons
I have a specific interest to be a researcher and exploring access to food safety and risk assessment. The Erasmus exchange gave me the opportunity to go outside my country and out of my comfort zone.
Theresa
KNUST, Ghana
Career Opportunities
The experiences which I have gained in France will impact my career in the way to add value of Thai products, catch up the global trend and cooperate with the foreigners who come from different countries and different cultures, including creating a connection.
Boonsita
Kasetsart University, Thailand
A Fully Rewarding Experience
Before coming to ISA Lille I expected to gain knowledge in the management of pollution which I could implement in my country, meet new friends and get a possibility to travel around Europe. So, I got everything I expected and even more! I met many specialists in my field of interest, in this way I expanded my professional network. This experience helps to become a good specialist in the management of pollution and the international experience that I acquired in this program will be highly valuable in my country.
Anna
NULES, Ukraine
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