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International cooperation

The international involvement at QMUC has grown steadily the past few years. The staff has gained valuable experiences and an international perspective from participating at international conferences, in mobility and research with international colleagues.

These activities have given a basis for further internationalisation and co-operation within early childhood education teacher training, as well as in research relating to early childhood education.  

Partner institutions

Teacher and Staff Mobility

QMUC encourages teachers and staff to visit other Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) for teaching and training on mobility grants within the ERASMUS programme. There is also staff exchange with HEIs in the Competences Building Network for Early Childhood Education for South and East Africa (CBN) and with other HEI partners in Africa, the USA, Nicaragua and Australia.

QMUC hosts many visiting teachers and other staff from partner institutions. The mobility visits from 2 days and up to 1 week. PhD student come on mobility visits for periods up to 6 months. Teacher and staff mobility has given very positive experiences for our own and our partners’ teachers and staff members.  

Student Mobility

Every academic year, several QMUC undergraduate students go abroad for a study period of 3 months within the framework of ERASMUS in Europe and within bilateral agreements with partner institutions in other parts of the world. Our master's students also have opportunities to take part of their studies abroad. Exactly where and for how long, depends on which programme they are connected to. 

Similarly, QMUC receives several international undergraduate students within the ERASMUS programme and from partner institutions outside Europe for studies of 3 months or a semester.

QMUC offers two undergraduate courses taught in English:  Norwegian Early Childhood Education and Care (20 ECTS) and Playscapes for learning, health and relationships (10 ECTS).

Integrated in student mobility is the professional perspective necessary for future pre-school teachers to gain an intercultural perspective. The studies abroad for incoming and outgoing students contain a combination of theoretical studies and practical training in their second or third year of study.

Courses taken at the host institutions form an integral part of the 3 years full time study at the home institution.

QMUC also offer a workshop in Art Studies at a Master`s level. (15 ECTC credits.)