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30 years of Erasmus: Special shirts on the campus

05/04/2017 | TU Graz news | University

By Ute Wiedner

The European mobility programme is celebrating its 30-year anniversary and TU Graz is celebrating with it. Staff and students stand up for openness and solidarity with Erasmus T-shirts.

The success story of the European exchange programme, which is celebrating its 30-year anniversary in 2017, is as colourful and diverse as its logo. TU Graz is proud to be part of it.
Mobility, cultural exchange and academic cooperation. The Erasmus Programme stands for all this and has been supporting the exchange of students and staff in Europe since 1987. The programme has largely contributed to the fact that many people can hardly imagine life in Europe any more with closed internal borders. 2017 is part of the 30-year anniversary of Erasmus(+). Events are taking place across Europe to look back and celebrate the success story of Erasmus(+) and to develop new horizons for the future.

For openness and solidarity

TU Graz is part of this and is also celebrating Erasmus(+). The Office of International Relations and Mobility Programmes (BIB) calls on students, teaching and service staff who are linked across Erasmus to wear the BIB Erasmus T-shirt during the big week of celebrations from 8th to 12th May and to photograph themselves or have themselves photographed and send in their photos for the BIB Facebook page. In doing so, they’ll show that TU Graz is part of the big Erasmus+ community and stands for openness, solidarity and the idea of a big common Europe. Expressed in figures, some 7,000 Erasmus(+) students over the last 25 years show just how present the mobility programme has been on the TU Graz campus and how anchored it is in the internationalisation strategy of TU Graz.
Staff and international students of TU Graz hold a colourful banner with the inscription “From Erasmus to Erasmus+ – a story of 30 years.”
Erasmus is celebrating its 30-year anniversary and TU Graz is celebrating with the European programme for education, young people and sport with a special T-shirt offer: it’s about to start!

From Erasmus to Erasmus+

Erasmus was launched in 1987 as an exchange programme in the European Union. It was meant to give students an impression of life and studying abroad. In the last 30 years, Erasmus has significantly metamorphosed into Erasmus+ and now offers many additional opportunities to persons and organisations. Not only students but also apprentices, teachers and those active in adult education can go abroad and work on joint projects. And today, the programme extends far beyond Europe’s borders.


All the information concerning 30 years of Erasmus(+) can be found on the official website of the anniversary. This is the Facebook page of the Office of International Relations and Mobility Programmes of TU Graz.


International Relations and Mobility Programmes (BIB)
Mandellstraße 15/II
8010 Graz, Austria
Tel.: +43 316 873 6415