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Erasmus Policy Statement (EPS)

Aydın Adnan Menderes University (ADU) underpins the EU Modernisation and Internationalisation Agenda for Erasmus 2021-2027. The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education is indispensable to the realisation of our institutional strategic plan. Our target is to internationalize our students and staff members as well as have intensive project cooperation with our partner universities. Through internationalization, ADU wants to achieve international standards in teaching and also in applied research. ADU aims to enable its students to compete effectively in terms of  academic success. We believe that Erasmus is powerful tool for internationalisation and makes a phenomenal intellectual and social contribution to the partner countries.

Taking part in the Programme gives the opportunity to build up measures that would improve the development of our institution and upgrade its self-sufficiency and accountability. By expanding the areas of activity and setting up new partnerships, the institution wishes to adapt to new European Education Area enabling the students to go abroad, to access high quality education and to develop key competences for lifelong learning. By signing this Charter, ADU will modernize its institution and contribute to the goals of a European area. By agreeing the principles of the Charter, ADU will work together with its partners towards achieving the objective of building a stronger Europe.

We strictly adhere to belief that with help of Erasmus Programme We will be able to

  • Increase the number of qualified international students,
  • Increase the number of cooperation and participation in the exchange of international students and academic staff,
  • Provide guidance to the students of ADU benefiting from the mobility programs in ensuring “full recognition”,
  • Increase the international cooperation potential of the university,

Increase the international visibility of the university, as stated in our institutional internationalisation strategy

ADU aims to take part in KA1, KA2, KA3 activities. As part of these activities, the university aims to carry out necessary steps by taking into consideration the determination to take a role as an important actor in the Higher Education Area in Europe to make the university progress rapidly for the purpose of becoming a world university, and to better adapt to newly formed and developing conditions in the field of internationalization in higher education. As a result of the studies carried out; taking into account the developments in higher education and the current situation in the university, the internationalization activities of the university are planned to be carried out under the name of “International Office” (IO) within Erasmus framework. This topic can best be treated under three headings: KA1, KA2, KA3

-Key Action 1: By taking part in this mobility with other HEIs, students and staff will have international experience and thus that experience would help our university to reach the goals of internationalization strategy. Because of cost and the lack of opportunities to find a good job after graduation, universities might face a threat of decreasing of demand for higher education. With the help of a strengthened Erasmus+ programme, HEIs will stand a chance of survival in the next digital century and therefore The aim of ADU is to prevent the negative trend by developing innovative solutions for encouraging participation and targeting non-traditional HEIS learners and underrepresented communities. Taking part in the Programme will enable us to be a part of ambitious framework for European policy cooperation in education and training. Consequently, Study or training period abroad promotes the interactions between students and fosters a construction of knowledge through the exchange of experiences with their European colleagues. International cooperation in the domain of higher education,

especially for the staff members, leads to adoption of innovative practices

-Key Action 2: The priority for ADU is to enhance the capability of the university to set lasting partnerships with other institutions, such as local authorities, NGOS. With help of These partnerships, the areas of activity become more accessible to non-traditional students, and propose solutions for vocational training and continuing education. Another important area of activity is the implementation of projects with countries inside and outside the EU to support changes to the organization of work, processes, and procedures to strengthen areas of functioning that are noteworthy for the advancement of the partner countries' institutions. These would improve the procedures of modernization and establish the frameworks for the internationalization

-Key Action 3: ADU aims to make cooperation in Support to policy development and cooperation since Policies define the goals of an organization and provide guidance about how to achieve objectives. And Cooperation is important because it allows institutions to work together to achieve a common goal or derive mutual benefits. That lays the core essence in Erasmus Programme

Participation in these activities will develop cooperation with partners in other countries in the framework of internationalization strategy of the university. ADU will pursue a clear policy towards the development of integrated, international teaching activities.

ADU is committed to proceeding and enhancing its Erasmus activities and increasing student mobility by 10-15% by increasing the number of Erasmus Bilateral Agreements which are currently more than 170; attracting more foreign students; making Erasmus study periods and teaching assignment periods abroad everybody’s concern; increasing the number of European funded projects; aiming at innovation in the curricula and teaching methods besides summer courses to integrate all European students and to give them the chance of being educated in a country with cultural and historical assets; trying to find alternative sources for financing of students for student mobility and being more aggressive in participating in placement projects.