Student-staff mobility begins with Azerbaijan and Ukrainian universities

Istanbul Gelisim University, which has carried out many EU projects, announced for the first time this year that it applied for the Erasmus KA-107 program, which is student-staff mobility between program countries and partner countries, and received funding from the EU. In this context, Istanbul Gelisim University will be able to carry out student-staff mobility with the leading universities of Azerbaijan and Ukraine outside of Europe.

Student-staff mobility begins with Azerbaijan and Ukrainian universities

Erasmus Coordinator Alisa Usubova stated that they would be very pleased to share the knowledge of Istanbul Gelisim University with Azerbaijan and Ukraine, and added: “Azerbaijan-Turkey relations between developed further in all areas and continues to grow every day. Especially important progress is observed in bilateral relations in the field of education. Determined as the target and focus country in the YÖK internationalization strategy document, it is aimed to improve the place of Azerbaijan in the Turkish higher education system at the end of 2022. Azerbaijan being the top 2nd country sending international students to Turkey, is also the top 2nd country taking part Maulana mobility exchange program.”


Usubova, who listed the universities where student-staff exchange will take place, said: "Student-staff exchange will be possible with Azerbaijan State University of Economics, Azerbaijan Diplomacy University and Poltava University of Economics and Trade, one of the well-established universities of Ukraine. Students will provide the opportunity to get to know other cultures and their awareness will increase. Eliminating prejudices and increasing tolerance in issues such as racism, ethnic and religious discrimination, ensuring the expansion of student's communication and information networks, improving their personal skills as well as their language skills, improving their ability to communicate with individuals and institutions by studying in a different education system, increasing their self-confidence and employability; all of these can be shown among the benefits of the project.”


Making explanations about the contribution of the change to be made to the academic and administrative staff, Usubova said: “Staff can improve their professional skills in their field of work. They can increase their connections in a new academic environment, increase the number of scientific studies and R&D activities by developing their researcher aspects, increase the chance of publishing scientific research articles in high impact factor international peer-reviewed journals, and develop their working skills through joint projects that bring together staff from different cultures and education systems.”


Usubova concluded her speech as follows:
“During the student-staff mobility period, they will gain experience and knowledge from the host country and institution, and then carry these skills and knowledge to the country's economies and business life. The project will contribute to the development of internationalization by increasing the number of incoming and outgoing students and staff, the capacity of bilateral cooperation, the common values, recognition and prestige between the two institutions by adopting and expanding the concept of mobility.”

Edited date: 26.08.2020
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