ATHENS Programme

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The ATHENS Programme (for Advanced Technology Higher Education Network/Socrates[1]) is a 1-week exchange session, held twice a year (in March and in November), by a network of European higher education institutions (universities, universities of technology, Grandes Ecoles...).

The programme is coordinated by ParisTech.

History[edit]

Created in 1996, it was initially supported by the European Union through the Socrates programme (from 1997 to 2001). It is now self-funded by the member institutions.

It is a merger of the 'Semaine Européenne' ('European Week') held by ParisTech from 1992 to 1999, and the Leuven Network ERASMUS Programme held by European institutions from 1990 to 1997.

Courses[edit]

The courses proposed during sessions cover not only the spectrum of the members' fields, but also an opening on arts and humanities.[2]

Activities[edit]

During the week, the host university is supposed to organize activities for the foreign students in the city, to help them discover another culture. Most often, it will consist in a tour of the city a 5-day course on a specific subject and some nights with the local students.

Members[edit]

Note: Not all members participate in both sessions.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
  2. ^ http://www.athensprogramme.com/catalog

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