Erasmus Policy Statement

Erasmus Policy Statement

Since its foundation in 1974, Sivas Cumhuriyet University has been placing a special emphasis on internationalization of higher education, which is an essential part of the university’s academical and institutional development plan. Erasmus acts as the basic means of our internationalization process.

With our international vision of being a leading global institution, enhanced by world-wide and high-value partnerships formed by means of common objectives coherent with Bologna process and global identity mission and sustainable world class education and research in coordination with the goals of our country, we aim to not only utilize from but also contribute to the rapid global development, combining our rich traditional and cultural background with the necessities and advancements of the modern era as mentioned in our motto “From Tradition to the Future”. 

To fulfil this vision, our main priorities are:

  • to create a multilingual and multicultural structure of education.
  • to develop a strong international focus and awareness in all our staff by carrying out international mobility programmes 
  • to increase our capacity to access international research and application funding opportunities
  • to increase and support international student recruitment
  • to further develop and enhance partnerships and networks in the wider international world
  • to offer a learning and living experience that explicitly meets the needs and expectations of international as well as domestic students from all cycles
  • to prepare our students to thrive in and contribute to an increasingly interdependent world as global-minded competent individuals.
  • to support and lead our students to initiate and participate in internationally-scoped activities
  • to facilitate integration of international and domestic students and staff in order to create a campus with an international point of view, where people with different cultural backgrounds and values can meet.
  • to enhance and strenghten the relations of our university with the countries which we have a common cultural and historical background

REGIONAL TARGETS

EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

To be one of the active main figures of modernization in terms of higher education in Europe via regular student and staff mobilities and long term partnerships and to act as the main bridge between Europe and Asia

Partner Countries : EU Members

Target Areas: Languages, Engineering, Basic Sciences

 

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

To prepare the ground for the reflection of cultural and historical partnerships to common academic studies and to create human resources that are aware of these partnerships. 

Partner Countries: Jordan, Palestine, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria

Target Areas: Language, Literature, History, Theology

 

EAST EUROPE

To create a mutual human resource and communication network that have the command of these dynamics and the languages ​​spoken in the region in the field of Tourism and Civil Engineering, which is one of the most important dynamics of our country's relations with the region.

Partner Countries: Russia, Ukraine

Target Areas: Tourism, Civil Engineering, 

 

BALKANS

To create a conscious human resource on cultural and historical partnerships with the region and to contribute to the benefit of the partner institutions in the region from European funding opportunities.

Partner Countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo

Target Areas: Language, Engineering, Basic Sciences

 

SOUTH ASIA

Increasing the visibility in the region in order to take advantage of the human resources potential trained in the field of Science and Technology and attract the tourist potential to our country.

Partner Countries: Nepal, India, Pakistan

Target Areas: Software, Engineering, Tourism, Business

 

MIDDLE ASIA

To preserve the cooperation between Turkish-speaking countries and the heritage of Turkish Culture, Art and History, to increase the visibility of the strengths of institutions across Europe by leading the integration of the partner institutions in these countries with the international mobility projects. To benefit from the strong trade volume and experience of the region with China and Russia in the context of International Trade and cooperations

Partner Countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia

Target Areas: Language, Theology, Health Sciences, International Trade

 

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

To lead Africa to have human resources and technical infrastructure trained in the field of health and to create human resources with knowledge of the continent's economic and commercial potential.

Partner Countries: Ghana, Sudan, Somalia

Target Areas: Health Sciences, Engineering

 

LATIN AMERICA 

Main Goal: To lead the awareness of the Turkish language and culture in the region through student and staff mobility within the scope of international mobility projects, especially Erasmus, to contribute to the integration of the region with European and World countries, to benefit from the high level reached by the country in the field of Medicine and cancer research in Cuba. to provide academic and practical support to tourism potential. 

Partner Countries: Cuba, Colombia, Peru

Target Areas: Health Sciences, Tourism, Management, Engineering

 

ASIA- PACIFIC

To create a human resource potential that dominates the dynamics of the region in the field of economic and administrative sciences, based on our country's plan to expand to the Asia-Pacific region. To benefit from the development level of the region in the field of technology through student and staff mobility.

Partner Countries: Indonesia, South Korea, China, Malaysia, Thailand

Target Areas: Economic Administrative Sciences, Engineering, Information Systems

 

The expected impact on participation in the Programme is envisaged in four steps: Individual impact, Institutional Impact, Regional Impact, National Impact

 

The general impacts that our participation will have on individuals (staff and students) who will carry out mobilities are envisaged as Intercultural Awareness acquisition, Language Skills, Increased learning satisfaction and employability potential as well as Creativity and Innovation, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Communication and Cooperation and Leadership and Responsibility achievements which defined as 21st century skills. 

On the basis of institution, our participation will facilitate and accelerate the integration of our university in the Bologna process, provide international visibility to our institution, and contribute to our multicultural education structure and internationalization strategy.

Our project will provide a “qualified personnel communication network” for the regional market where our university is located on a regional basis, and this will also enable international and intercultural awareness of people who have not been able to participate in mobility in industrial and non-governmental organizations in the regions. 

Our project will provide awareness to the administrative institutions and decision makers in the Regions about the International Funding opportunities and encourage institutions to write projects.

Our participation is envisaged to have two different effects on a country basis, universities and country administration. The first effect that is predicted to be created on the basis of universities is the contribution to the internationalization of higher education in terms of increasing the number of foreign students and staff.

The project will increase the visibility of our institution in international stage and will provide international project management information and experience to the other higher education institutions through the dissemination efforts we will implement. It is anticipated that this effect will provide project writing incentives to all institutions, especially the higher education institutions that do not have experience in participating in international mobility projects. 

The impacts of our project in the context of country administrative institutions are international reputation and visibility, international employment potential and network, and international academic collaborations. 

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