Internationalization is about Mobility, Movement and Motion. Mobility of thoughts, ideas, concepts on the more abstract level and mobility of students and staff in the very meaning real meaning of packing the bags and take part in an international academic experience.
The EU Bologna process achieved that credit mobility (within Europe) has become an integral part of studying and the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), the technical language of academic mobility, has contributed immensely to this trend. ECTS can also contribute to the enhancment of the quality in Higher Education Instituions.
What is the different vocabulary you need to familiarize yourself with before getting started? Visit the ECTS Glossary.
How can we translate the Israeli academic credits to ECTS and vice versa?
Learn from Tempus project CORINTHIAM, which gained a lot of knowledge and experience on the verious topics comprising Internationalization at Home; including how to implement ECTS
Use of ECTS is supported by documents which represent an accepted way of communicating information.
In order to convert grades, you can use the EGRACONS tool. The EGRACONS tool is a free, user-friendly web-based tool for grade conversion available to HEIs who supply their degree grade distribution tables. It enables a transparent interpretation of student achievements abroad.
Examples for grade conversion are also available on the European Commission's website.
To facilitate internationalization and mobility, many instituions are designing new programmes. This video explains how to uses ECTS in programme design, delivery and monitoring;
In our local context, the Bologna Training Center in Ben Gurion University can assist and guide you through the maze that is ECTS and other Bologna Process related issues.