International Credit Mobility in Armenia

Project introduction

The strategy of the University of Lille towards the countries of the Eastern Neighbourhood area started a few years ago in the framework of the Erasmus + Action 2 programmes. The University of Lille was a partner in the IANUS consortium led by the University of Iasi in Romania. This project made it possible to set up numerous cooperations with countries bordering the European Union, such as Ukraine, and Caucasian countries such as Georgia and Armenia.

With Armenia, scientific cooperation was set up in 2009 with the Academy of Sciences in the field of geology and paleontology. Armenia is a particularly interesting geological terrain for the Lille research teams. The IANUS programme has given a considerable boost to these cooperations, mainly thanks to the mobilisable grants. The ICM project replaced the IANUS project and mobility projects were then submitted in this framework. Cooperation with Armenian institutions was developed around the Yerevan State University (YSU) and then extended to several institutes of the Academy of Sciences. This development followed the internal evolution of this Academy, which was undergoing restructuring. Cooperation has been established with the Department of Applied Foreign Languages of the Faculty of Languages, Cultures and Society. Several ICM mobility projects have already been funded. They have enabled many students to come to Lille and to structure the cooperation around a double Master's degree in International Negotiation.


Visit of a delegation from Brusov State University (Armenia)

From 5 to 9 June 2023, INSPE welcomed two Armenian teachers, Syuzan Torosyan and Elen Hayrapetyan, for a training mobility (STT) as part of the ICM project (International Credit Mobility - AC107 call 2020) with their institution.

The programme included meetings, discussions on the future of the Erasmus KA107 project, and visits of ULille facilities and of a school (Collège Nina Simone - Lille).

The visit, organised by INSPE in conjunction with the International Mobility Department, was an opportunity to present INSPE's various programmes, in particular its "teaching internationally" programme, for which the Armenian colleagues were able to observe Master defences on Friday.

In September 2021, Taniel Danielyan, professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Lille, paid a working visit to the International Scientific and Educational Centre to discuss the possibilities of establishing a ICM project. It was also an opportunity to organise several lecture-seminars for the students and academic staff of the ISEC Geology Department.

Read the full article on the ISEC website.


Each mobility follows a specific application procedure. If you are interested in one of these mobilities, we invite you to contact the international relations department of the project that interests you.

You can find the contacts of the international relations departments on our specific webpage.


Ofelia Karapetyan and Rima Avetisyan, 2nd year Master students at the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology of the Faculty of Biology (YSU), studied at the University of Lille, France, as part of the "Erasmus + ICM" exchange programme.

Read their full testimony in Armenian.

Lilit Sargsyan, a Masters graduate of the Department of Geology of International Scientific-Educational Center of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, who is currently doing a PhD, got her education at the University of Lille in France within the framework of the Erasmus+ Credit Mobility Project.

Read his testimony in English on the ISEC website.