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Erasmus: university exchanges expand rapidly among the new Member States

The European Commissions flagship action in the field of education, the university exchange programme Erasmus, continued to expand in the academic year 2004/05.

The overall number of students taking part on Erasmus exchanges rose by over 6% on the previous year, while the number of university teachers exchanged under the scheme grew by almost 13%. The biggest impact of the scheme has been felt in the Central and Eastern European countries. Student exchanges rose on average by an impressive 36% in the new Member States, while growth in teacher mobility was even more dramatic, rising on average by almost 77%.

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