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New Erasmus+ higher education impact study

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The European Commission has released an Erasmus+ Impact Study proving that taking part in an Erasmus+ program helps participants on their personal and professional development. Besides, the program also inspires universities to become more innovative.

The results have been taken from the answers of 77 000 students and staff, and over 500 different organizations. Among the key findings, the study shows that the Erasmus+ program:

  • Helps participants to follow a career that matches their ambitions and allows them to find a job quicker.  
  • Boosts European identity and the ability to collaborate with people from different cultures.
  • Encourages participant universities to be better prepared for digital innovations.
  • Allows its participants to find jobs that satisfy them more than to those who do not go abroad.
  • Gives its participants more chances to work abroad.
  • Supports entrepreneurship, since a third of its projects have helped to create spin-offs and start-ups.

The findings show the very positive impact of the Erasmus+ program for both individuals and organizations, having served as a turning point for the 5 million students who have lived this experience so far, as well as for the many organizations willing to benefit from the international scope that the program offers.

For more information about the Erasmus+ Impact Study: https://publications.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/94d97f5c-7ae2-11e9-9f05-01aa75ed71a1/language-en

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