ERASMUS+ Staff Training on Academic Writing, Galway, Ireland; 6 – 10.12.2016

The purpose of the Erasmus Plus STT week on Academic Writing in Ireland is to foster the advancement of English skills for academic purposes among participants. In the contemporary world the ‘publish or perish’ academic culture means that it is crucial for academics to use language at an advanced level for the purpose of scientific publication (Scopus®, Web of ScienceTM, etc.) and the preparation of advanced grant proposals (such as Horizon 2020, Fulbright, etc.).

Organization of the Seminar
This seminar will take place in the beautiful city of Galway, on the Atlantic Ocean coast, known as the cultural capital of Ireland and selected as the European Capital of Culture 2020. Seminar will be divided into workshop classes and language immersion. Participants will be provided with Erasmus Plus Staff Mobility (STT) certificates upon completion.

 With a duration of 5 days (25 hours), the seminar also includes a cultural immersion in various activities including an Irish Dance Night and Irish Pub Night. There is also the option of a day-trip to the splendid Aran Islands on Saturday.

Participants for the seminar workshops should have an English language skill level of at least CEFR B1 and be willing to improve their academic English skills.

 PhD holders, PhD candidates and other academic staff and team members who want to excel in academic publication and academic public speaking are well-welcome to participate.

Accommodation in Galway is provided by the organiser and is included in the price of the seminar. Two accommodation options are available:
•Option A
Apartment Accommodation (self-catering)

•Option B
Host Family Experience Accommodation (half-board basis Monday to Friday; full-board Weekends)

As the number of places offered on this Programme are limited, it is necessary for us to accept applications on a first-come-first-served basis.
If you plan to attend this staff training week and want to apply for ERASMUS+ staff mobility support, please check the website  and contact DI Lisa Kargl (lisa.kargl(at)  for further information on ERASMUS+ Staff training funding.

Further information on costs and programme: