Erasmus Policy Statement
Bülent Ecevit University (BEU) is committed to internationalisation through an ever-increasing process of transnational mobility and recognises the Erasmus+ Programme as a tool for implementing Bologna Process in Higher Education. The Erasmus programme is an important aspect of the University’s international activity through 82 bilateral agreements signed with 19 of 27 EU countries. BEU has already adopted the use of ECTS credit system and the ECTS credit system is fully implemented to improve our students’ participation in EU education activities. We also encourage more of our students to take part in the Erasmus programme and spend a period of their study in another country. For this aim, Erasmus Office regularly organises meetings with students during which the students are not only informed about the procedures and benefits of Erasmus mobility programme but also meet previous Erasmus mobility students to share experience. Moreover, staff mobility is encouraged and supported by the University to maintain scholarly exchange, research, curriculum currency and development. To promote Erasmus mobility among students and academic staff, the Erasmus Office also communicates through posters, brochures, meetings and presentations. BEU will make every effort to increase rate of student motivation and programme participation and will provide the university community with constant feedback on its Erasmus programme through all available means of communication. Every precaution has been taken to ensure that selection of Erasmus exchange process is objective, transparent and efficient. Although we anticipate an emphasis on outgoing student and staff mobility, the University’s further aim is to increase the number of incoming students and staff.
Information packages of all programmes and courses conducted in the curriculum are reachable via university website. BEU regards the European integration of great importance and every effort is made for improvement the quality of education and research. Priority areas such as education, research and the mobility of staff and students, international accreditation and development of international curriculum are focused on in short and long term strategic plan of each faculty with regard to European education, thus, are incorporated into BEU’s strategic plan. By this way, a realistic approach could be maintained in terms of European activities, hence each faculty and institute could conduct its own independent policy with regard to educational Europeanisation.
BEU also promotes the participation in projects supported by EU funds by extending study areas and improving and renewing the facilities of the organisation. The International Office promotes the increase in projects by organising presentations and informative meetings on EU funds and by providing technical and administrative support for the process of writing project proposals.
The Erasmus Policy Statement declares our University’s commitment to European Education Area and that of Lifelong Learning Programme. Therefore, LLP is made public using various information media and all related activities will be given further visibility and publicity through the Internet, the local newspapers and television networks, the institutions working in the field of professional training and education. These actions will aim both to give the widest information in order to arise increasing interest and favour, and to show to the general Turkish public their centrality for further development of the society of knowledge in a European perspective. Our University regards that all human beings are equal regardless of their gender, religion, nationality, age and physical disabilities.