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Erasmus Policy Statement

ERASMUS POLICY STATEMENT OF HASAN KALYONCU UNIVERSITY

For centuries, the city of Gaziantep, where Hasan Kalyoncu University (HKU) is situated, has been a meeting point and melting pot of cultures and people from various international backgrounds. Although HKU has a relatively short history, it sets itself apart since its founding in 2008 and has excellent ties to business and industry. By means of academic education and intensive support, its objective is to encourage young, talented people, regardless of nationality, religion, and background, able to take the leading and responsible roles for the future and peaceful development of humanity.
Hasan Kalyoncu University is a 3rd generation innovative and enterprising university with 26 bachelor and 32 master degree programs. HKU has approximately 10.000 students 22% of them are graduate and post-graduate students. It also has over 250 international students from 36 different countries. HKU’s mission is to be a center of new education in Gaziantep, an important industry and trade center, and the region. We give our students an opportunity to be successful in both business and academic life with the education they have. Hasan Kalyoncu University reveals the potentials of the students via student clubs and social events which are oriented towards personal development.
 
As HKU, we always try to improve the university with the idea of internationalization. We care about our students, both going abroad and incoming to HKU. The awareness that intercultural dialogue and education will carry us further, HKU always try to make new international bilateral agreements in accordance with our internationalization policy and mission. Our future objectives are:
 
1. To increase the mobility of students of all levels and fields of study – this is reflected by the increase in the number of bilateral agreements signed by the Hasan Kalyoncu University, and by the variety of academic disciplines available for mobility.
2. To promote the development of study programs instructed in foreign languages. The present offer comprises interdisciplinary modules and course modules for foreign students on a 1- or 2- semester mobility, as well as full-time 1st, 2nd and 3rdcycle programs aimed at those who intend to pursue an HKU degree.
3. To develop the student placement system, whether for fields of study with obligatory placement, or the remaining fields of study.

Erasmus Policy Statement

ERASMUS POLICY STATEMENT OF HASAN KALYONCU UNIVERSITY


4. To increase the teaching staff mobility through maintaining the existing educational cooperation, and develop new contacts, which includes cooperation in the scope of the organization of joint courses for international participants, and, if possible, joint/double degrees.
5. To include teacher mobility as a factor in the staff periodic evaluation system: the mobility will be weighted high as an assessment factor.
6. To increase the existing administrative staff mobility as a way to improve the functioning of the University’s administration.
7.  To learn from the experience gained by the participation in the Erasmus program to date, as well as other educational programs, and to maintain the existing good practice in implementing guidelines for international cooperation. 
 
The main focus of the Hasan Kalyoncu University is to carry out projects that support the institution’s development strategy, and are in line with the EU Modernization Agenda for Higher Education. The institution will continue to expand its cooperation with other HEIs in Europe for the joint implementation of educational solutions that foster the adoption of best practices, as well as joint development of curricula, teaching and learning resources, policies and regulations that built the trademark of European education.
Study or training period abroad promotes the interactions between students and fosters a collaborative construction of knowledge through the exchange of experiences with their European colleagues. Cross-border cooperation in the domain of higher education leads to a more intensified exchange of experiences, adoption of innovative practices, as well as the enhancement of didactic and research within the European educational environment.
 
The University has already extensive cooperation with companies (business councils, placements). The participation in the program would help to define new areas of involvement of business partners, adjust courses to the needs of the labor market and yield mutual transfer of knowledge to enhance the research potential and increase the level of innovation.
 
Participation in the Program provides an opportunity to establish measures that would improve the management of an institution and enhance its autonomy and accountability. By expanding the areas of activity and setting up new partnerships, the institution wishes to develop measures to obtain funding from various sources, as well as increase the potential of administrative units to manage these resources.