The MMT aims at drawing attention to the various forms and types of academic mobility, allowing institutions to demonstrate the benefits, challenges and overall scope of mobility that extend beyond national or regionally prescribed quantitative measuring. It will encourage institutions to be proactive in defining their individual approaches regarding mobility in a more coherent and integrated way.
To do this the Mobility Mapping Tool, offers higher education institutions the opportunity to undergo a voluntary ‘mobility self-evaluation’, consisting of questionnaires, mapping exercises and various types of internal consultation. The institutional self-evaluation is supported by interactive kick-off meeting with other colleagues from other institutions.
While the self-evaluation reports will remain confidential and the property of the participating universities, the aggregated results are intended to feed into the ongoing policy debate on mobility and how to both measure and enhance it.
The MMT is currently going under final testing round before being launched for use by the wider European university community in Autumn 2013.