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ERASMUS+ seeks to enhance the quality and reinforce the European dimension of higher education by encouraging transnational cooperation between universities, boosting European mobility and improving the transparency and full academic recognition of studies and qualifications throughout the Union.

Erasmus gives students the opportunity to study for a period of 3-12 months at a university or higher education establishment in another participating country. As a matter of principle, the time spent in the host country must be fully recognised by the home institution. The European credit transfer system (ECTS) is the major instrument to facilitate academic recognition of periods of study in partner establishments. It should be clear that there must be prior agreement between the universities concerned before a person can benefit from the Erasmus scheme.

To support their mobility - a period of study in the host country - students may be entitled to an Erasmus grant in addition to the grants which they normally receive from other sources such as their region, state, or university. This European grant is intended to help to cover the cost of travelling and the difference in cost of living.

MAI Chania Erasmus exchanges structure

ECTS Institutional Coordinator: Dr. George Baourakis (director)

Scientific Responsible in the programmes

Business Economics and Management: Dr George Baourakis (

Environmental Management: Dr. Chariton Kalaitzidis (

Food Quality Management and Chemistry of Natural Products: Dr. Panagiotis Kalaitzis (

Horticultural Genetics and Biotechnology: Dr. Panagiotis Kalaitzis (

Sustainable Agriculture: Dr Ioannis Livieratos (