International Relations Office
Ege University attaches great importance to the development and diversification of global changes in consciousness and international relations. Ege University, which has been successful in this field for many years, has become one of the 20 pilot universities selected under the Council of Higher Education's internationalization strategies. In order to speed up the developments on the subject of internationalization, the International Relations Coordinator located in International Relations Office and the office of exchange programs continues to carry out its activities under this coordination (Erasmus, Mevlana, Farabi, Iaeste) of Ege University.
International and European cooperation plays a major role in the strategic development of Ege University. International activities are centrally coordinated in tandem with the Directorate of Student Affairs and the International Relations Coordination Office of Ege University. These units under the International Relations Office provide a wide ranging support service for key aspects of Ege University’s internationalization strategy and works in conjunction with the Vice Rector for International Affairs.
In accordance with its vision of having strong international relations, Ege University has already focused on academic cooperation protocols with many foreign institutions all over the world to promote the enrichment of teaching and research programs. Such protocols reaffirm the enormous importance of international education and of maintaining a global perspective. Activities such as joint scientific research, teaching staff and student exchange, mutual information and publication exchange, organization of joint scientific meetings and training programs, lecturing and other educational activities are carried out under these cooperation protocols.
Ege University stands out for the high number of exchange students and staff through the Erasmus Program among Turkish universities. It has developed 512 bilateral agreements in 26 European countries within the scope of Erasmus+ Program for 2017-2018 academic year. Ege University confirms full academic recognition for mobility activities- the study period abroad replaces a comparable period of study at Ege University with all forms of assessment for each outgoing student.
Mobility of staff is supported through personal counseling and cultural preparation. Ege University also welcomes visiting staff and the contribution they make to its teaching program and curriculum development.
Ege University ensures that outgoing mobile participants are well prepared for their mobility period, including having attained the necessary level of language proficiency. Language preparation is important to ensure success in mobility outcomes.
Equal academic treatment, full integration and participation of incoming students are ensured in all social, cultural and sports activities Ege University in addition to activities specially organized for them. Accommodation is offered to the students as optional in Ege University facility.
Ege University has taken part in Mevlana Exchange Program launched by Turkish Higher Education Council in 2014- 2015 academic year. It aims the exchange of students and academic staff between Turkish and foreign higher education institutions. Students may study abroad for one to two terms semesters and academic staff may lecture abroad from 1 week to 3 months. Accordingly, students and academic staff from foreign higher education institutions may benefit from this program being hosted by Turkish higher education institutions in order to study or lecture in the framework of a “Bilateral Mevlana Exchange Protocol “. The Program covers associate, bachelor, master and PhD degrees of higher education programs. Students and academic staff (outgoing and incoming) will be granted by Turkish Higher Education Council.