The third edition of RailNewcastle takes place between Monday 23rd June and Friday 11th July 2014 in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
RailNewcastle, which is an intensive rail programme in Newcastle upon Tyne, the UK, addresses explicitly the following main objectives of the ERASMUS SUB-programmes:
1) To improve the quality and to increase the volume of student and teaching staff mobility throughout Europe, so as to contribute to the achievement by 2012 of at least 3 million individual participants in student mobility under the Erasmus programme and its predecessor programmes (ERA-OpObj-1);
2) To improve the quality and to increase the volume of multilateral cooperation between higher education institutions in Europe (ERA-OpObj-2);
RailNewcastle will improve the quality of railway and logistics higher education and increase the volume of the students and teaching staff mobility by bringing together students and professors from ten European Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from nine different countries into one class room to rub shoulders, discuss and produce a valuable outcome based on knowledge sharing, innovative thinking and creativity joined in a plausible way to stimulate a vital multilateral collaboration in the railway and logistics education and training.
Specifically, RailNewcastle works with twenty professors with comprehensive experience in railway and logistics coming from different locations from Europe. Each participating institution, nominates, recruits and brings to RailNewcastle six undergraduate students to attend the intensive programme.