Erasmus Policy Statement
- Our Institution's strategy ,
objectives and priorities for its Erasmus activities (mobility , multilateral
projects and networks, etc. ) and any other actions in the context of the
Lifelong Learning Programme.
Aksaray University has been working in determination since its
foundation in 2006. As a result of objective research that was done in 2010 by
ODTÜ Scientific Research Center, Aksaray University was chosen as the leading
university among the universities founded in 2006. As an university we
advocates quality before quantity. Aksaray University’s fundamental mission as
stated in Bologna Process is to graduate creative, sophisticated and
world-class students in the light of universal values. Aksaray University aims
to educate students who will be superior, contemporary and qualified
persons by benefiting from; technology, culure and art. For
the realization of these missions internationalization
of university has a vital importance . Aksaray University pays much
attention to its EU LLP programs; Erasmus, Leonardo,
Grundtvig,Comenius. Aksaray University was awarded with Standard Erasmus
Charter in 2008 and step by step superimpose over its success on international
area by broadining its networks, bilateral agreements and mutual cooperations.
Thanks to Erasmus student mobilities, teaching mobilities and training
mobilities each academic units’ students,academic staffs and administrative
staffs fairly benefit from Erasmus Mobilities and get a chance to cooperate
in international platform. Aksaray University feel social responsibility for
the internationalization of university; because university spreads its lights
all over the city that it is located and all the poeple in that city feel
Thanks to Erasmus Programme Aksaray University is making plans to
have %10 of undergraduate student body to be composed of international students
in two years’ time and prepare its cirrrucula both in national language and
English for foreign students to actively participate the courses. International
Relations Office of Aksaray University has orientation programs to meet the
needs of exchange students. Most of the faculties are located in main campus,
inside the main campus there are; dormitories, shopping center,library and
other social facilities. Aksaray University has given impetus in Erasmus
bilateral agreement by making agreements with 12 EU countries and still trying
to expand its networks.
For the practicality of Erasmus Programme Internatinal Office
established implementation instructions and the head of International
Office assigned volunteer coordinators for each department, each academic year
the commitee select students. Equality, transparency, tolerance are
the characterisic features of Aksaray University International Office.
Furthermore, each faculty coordinator work intensively to get involve Intensive
Programme and Thematic Networks. Aksaray University pays much attention to the implementation
of ECTS as an integral part of syllabi and Diploma Supplement to get
transparent and accurate educational outcomes.
New Face of Awareness is our university’s motto and we follow this
motto in all of our actions.University’s Erasmus
website,posters,handouts,booklets and promotional exercises, and prior
year’s outgoing Erasmus students’ experiences reinforce our efforts on
Erasmus Mobilities.Erasmus Policy Statement was carefully approved by each
faculty’s coordinators and will be shown in Erasmus webpage.
Aksaray University has divided Erasmus Mobility Programme into
three phases to create an organized process; the first phase is contact
meetings with students and staffs to inform them about Erasmus Programme and
importance of internationalization in a general meaning, second phase is
selection of students and staffs for Erasmus Mobilities; equality,transparency
are the fundamental two criterias in the selection prodecure and the third
phase is evaluation of returned outgoing students’ assessments of Erasmus
experiences. Aksaray University is committed to a comprehensive policy on
diversity and equality and seeks to provide a learning, working and social
environment in which the rights and dignity of all its members are respected
and which is free from discriminations,prejudices and intimidation.
- The specific actions which are planned to give visibility to
Erasmus activities and the type of publicity that will be given to the Erasmus University
Charter and the EPS
International Relations Office holds informative conferences
on LLP Programs, our webpage includes current informations and visual contents.
In order to gain attraction to Erasmus Programme International Office staffs
organize an album of outgoing and incoming students Erasmus photos, and their
writings on their experience. Aksaray University is also regard disabled
students’ and staffs’ rights in Erasmus mobilities. In order to give publicity
to EPS, EPS will be shown in International Relations Office’s webpage,also
Erasmus University Charter is hanged on the wall of International Relations
Office and in orientation meetings the content of EPS and Erasmus University
Charter is verbally explaned by Erasmus Officers to the students and
staffs. EUC and EPS will give momentum and visibility to erasmus activities.
Our university intends to comply with not only Erasmus activities and EPS but
also educational policy of the EU. Aksaray University is committed to principle
of gender equality; in Erasmus activities we pay much attention to equal
diversity of genders,integration of disabled students and staff, enhancement of
social and economic cohesion,combating of xenophabia and racism.
Aksaray University is strictly committed to EU educational policy
and Bologna Process’s criterias. Intercultural dialogue and tolerance are the
fundamental course of action for our university.Gender equality is implemented
both in the dispersion of staff and students. In each faculties we have equal
number of male and female students and staffs. For Erasmus programme; in all
mobiltiy actions our Erasmus committee select equal number of male and female
participant. Integration of disabled students and staff are supported extra
funds by university, to encourage them International Relations Officers become
voluntary guide for them in their erasmus mobility process, and this
encouragement enhance their motivation. After outgoing Erasmus students turn
back to our university, they share their ideas about; the culture,education
system, lifestyle of that country with their friends also they find chance
to improve their English language and for their future life they will be a step
further from their friends in their career. Xenophabia and racism are the
barriers in intercultural integration, so Aksaray University is against these
two judgments. We see poeple as a human and each human need another one. To
overcome xenophabia , we pay much attention to the orientation of foreign
students. We integrate them with our students, in a short time they became like
close friends, and they establish close friendships that will continue forever.
Thanks to Erasmus experience we enhance our university’s missions such as;
internationalization, social cohesion,gender equality.
- The qualities of student placement activities
To ensure highest quality all the courses and credits obtained
while studying abroad will be recognized also placement mobilities will be
recognized by Aksaray University. Besides, ECTS credits are used in all
academic units to facilitate academic recognition of Erasmus study periods
abroad. University aims to ensure an easily readabl , understandable,comparable
system of degrees in a competetive and compatible higher education area.
Quality assurance,accreditation,learning outcomes have a vital importance in
Erasmus mobilities so Aksaray University has started to implement these
features to its own educational policy since its foundation.
Aksaray University’s previous Erasmus experience will help to
implement good practises in student placements.
Vocational education is one of the fundamental structures of
Aksaray University, Aksaray University has 6 different vocational school in its
structure. Each vocational school houses many technical and administrative
programs, each school has aboutprograms, and all the students in these
vocational schools are so willing to benefit from Erasmus Student Placement.
Student placement is very benefical experience for innovative job training,
they can aware of their capacity after job training. Aksaray University
supports the innovation,development,trainings in the framework of LLP. The student
placement provide the enhancement of cooperation between universities and
enterprises. Thanks to these trainings employability of graduates and students
will be considerably increased. Students will become more qualified for private
sector. Our University has organized Leonardo da Vinci Programmes with EU
countries, the outcomes of the programme was very useful and currently we have
mutual cooperations with the enterprises in partner countries. Our students may
choose the enterprises for their placement mobility from our contact or they
may find the enterprises by themselves suitable for their needs. Furthermore
Aksaray University will provide practical arrangements (travel,accomodation,
insurance,) both for outgoing and incoming students. For incoming students
University may provide accomodation and International Relations Office staffs
may help students on their practical needs. Our institution arranges short
term and intensive language courses for the students who participate to the
programme.Students may enhance their speaking ability during the courses.
Coordinators will monitor the process while the students are in training and if
any help is needed coordinator will asssist them. Work-Programme will be
prepared suitable to students needs and work-load . At the end of the mobility
a kind of evaluation test will be done to evaluate the outcome of
placement mobilities and University will try to expand good practises .