Saudi Arabia, EU explore cooperation in HE via Erasmus+

The Saudi Ministry of Education and an EU delegation of the Erasmus+ programme reviewed cooperation in higher education and research, with the participation of European experts and representatives of major universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, reports Asharq Al-Awsat.

Funded by the EU, the Erasmus programme is the first large-scale international action programme to enhance the mobility of higher education students, focusing on lifelong learning to support education, training, youth and sports in Europe. The opportunities offered by Erasmus+ are now available to the Gulf region, where Saudi universities can establish partnerships with their European counterparts to exchange students and staff.

Speaking at the event, EU Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Oman Christophe Farnaud said the EU is accelerating international cooperation in the academic field, offering tremendous opportunities for young Saudi students to study and live in Europe.
Full report on the Asharq Al-Awsat site