Erasmus+ Staff Week at the University of Cologne: DynamIc Research management in the European ContexT (DIRECT)

Hosting Higher Education Institution:
University of Cologne
Institution website:
Monday, 18 September, 2023 to Friday, 22 September, 2023
Registration fee:
200 €
Fee reductions/waivers:
Maximum number of participants:
Deadline for applying:
Monday, 10 April, 2023
Accommodation provided
Contact person details:
Claudia Meel,

The Division for Research Management of the University of Cologne organises an Erasmus+ Staff Week from 18 to 22 September 2023 with a focus on the dynamic area of research management in the European context. We are looking forward to sharing and developing best practices and new ideas with colleagues from all over Europe!

The programme includes presentations, interactive workshops, site visits and a poster presentation. It is expected that every participant contributes a poster about his or her university. Beyond the programme, you will have a chance to discover the vibrant city Cologne.

The working language is English. We recommend at least a B2 level in communication. Please note, that an active participation is highly appreciated.

You will find more information about the topics of the staff week in the programme (LINK).

The participation fee of 200 € includes conference material, lunch and coffee breaks, joint dinner and transportation fees. European participants may be eligible to obtain Erasmus+ mobility grants from their home institutions to cover event-related expenses (travel, living, accommodation, etc.). Please do not make travel arrangements before your participation is confirmed.

We will welcome 20 to 25 people (only one person per institution, to vary cultural backgrounds and perspectives as much as possible).

If you have any questions, feel free to write us at

We are looking forward to welcoming you in September 2023 in Cologne!


The call for applications opens on January 15, 2023 and closes on April 10, 2023.


Hotel: We reserved rooms at Nuno Hotel (Barbarossaplatz 4a. 50674 Köln) for 99 € per night including breakfast. Please do not make travel arrangements before your participation is confirmed.

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