Please describe your institution’s international (EU-non EU) strategy. In your description, please explain a) how you choose your partners, b) from which geographical area(s) and c) the most important objectives and target groups of your mobility activities (with regard to staff and students in the first, second and third cycles, including study and training, and short cycles as well) If applicable, also explain how your institution participates in the development of double/multiple/joint degrees.
Medipol University started education in 2010, accepting students in seven different departments of its first four faculties. The following academic year IMU succeeded to fulfill all requirements and was granted the Erasmus University Charter. Since then it has established several bilateral agreements with multiple European Higher Education Institutions. IMU’s priority regarding partnership is the full recognition of both incoming mobile participants and outgoing students. Hence, academic program compatibility remains IMU’s focus while deciding on its partners.
For the moment, IMU has focused on creating partnerships solely with European Higher Educations in the framework of Erasmus program. However, starting from 2013-2014 academic year IMU has achieved the right to another exchange program. Organized by The Council of Higher Education in Turkey, Mevlana Exchange Program aims the further integration of Turkish universities. Hence, this program sustains the mobility of students supporting agreements without restrictions also obvious in YOK’s financial support regarding this issue.IMU was entitled to these exchange programs in 2012-2013 academic year, and it is now trying to establish bilateral agreements with multiple Higher Education Institutions all over the world.
Our target group of the mobility activities is the first cycle students who are more in number compared to other cycle students. As for the staff mobility, we intend to send the academic staff first, and then our International Programs Office staff for getting a first-hand experience of mobility.
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