EUROPEAN INTERNSHIP CONSORTIA has been established by 8 partner institutions including Istanbul Kültür University as the coordinator institution (Istanbul Şehir University, Üsküdar University, Kadir Has University, Sabancı University, Istanbul Chamber of Industry, Turkish Informatics Foundation, Turkish Cultural Foundation–AFS) within the scope of “Mobility Project for Higher Education Students and Staff” under the “Erasmus+ Learning Mobility of Individuals” (Key Action 1) within the ERASMUS+ Programme which is funded by the European Commission and Turkish Republic, and will continue between the years of 2014-2020.
European Internship Consortia will support internship mobility of university students and mobility of academic/administrative university staff within the framework of Erasmus+ Programme. Ultimate objective of European Internship Consortia is to develop a cooperation culture between industry, universities, non-governmental organizations and professional representatives which will in turn contribute to the objectives of increasing employment of skilled workforce and modernization of higher education within the scope of the common objectives of Vision 2023 and Europe 2020
Communicating with similar Consortias in Europe and providing transfer of experiences and good practice examples between Consortias within the scope of cooperation, and thus strengthening the university-industry cooperations at international level, Establishing a practical and functional frame for the cooperations established between higher education institutions and industry within the scope of internship mobility, and providing transfer of the experiences gained within this cooperations framework to universities through updating curricula and/or developing new curricula.
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Istanbul Kültür University was founded in 1997 with 55 years of experience in education by Kültür College Education Foundation managed by educators working successfully in the field of education since 1930s. Istanbul Kültür University’s main purpose is to provide high-quality higher education and its mission is education, research and social responsibility. Istanbul Kültür University assumes the role of Coordinator of European Internship Consortia.
Istanbul Chamber of Industry, driving its strength from its members’ contributions to the Turkish economy since its establishment, is one of the most powerful representatives of Turkish industry. It has carried out various, extensive, short/long term University-Industry Cooperation projects with many partners with the aim of supporting academic studies and economic development. Istanbul Chamber of Industry is also in close cooperation with chambers of industry in Europe, and is an essential part of Enterprise Europe Network that operates in more than 50, and mostly European, countries.
Being risen with an academic pursuit which has directed the Foundation for Sciences and Arts since 1986, İstanbul Şehir University, was officially founded in 2008. In addition to being young and dynamic university, it has an encouraging approach to Erasmus Program and European Union projects on institutional level. Its mission is to seek for the good, the true and the beautiful; to understand the human being, the society and the nature; to share the knowledge gained from this search and comprehension with humanity.
Founded by Kadir Has Foundation in 1997, Kadir Has University, aims to create an environment of education, research, and discussion at the level of the best universities in the world. The central tenet of Kadir Has University’s philosophy is to produce students who are self-confident, who question, who consider all perspectives and evaluate them without prejudice, and who are open to national and international cooperation to see them as successful scholars, fulfilled individuals and leaders of the society.
Founded in 1996, Sabancı University, aims to be an innovative institution responsive to the needs of all our constituents through a participatory culture that embraces diversity and freedoms; to have an interdisciplinary educational infrastructure that will create and disseminate knowledge; and to become an international reference point for innovation in education and research. Its mission is to develop internationally competent and confident individuals, enriched with the ability to reflect critically and independently, combined with a strong sense of social responsibility; and to contribute to the development of science and technology on a global level, as well as disseminating the knowledge created to the benefit of the community.
Üsküdar University, which is one of the successful universities that specializes on health sciences, was officially founded on 3rd March 2011. Its mission is to be a university contributing socio-economic and cultural structure of the country, providing educational and research facilities at the international level especially in the fields of science, health, tourism, history and cultural resource management; and considering natural, cultural, economic and social requirements and important position of our country, to be a pioneering and model university contributing to urban and regional development through high-quality and high-tech educational, training, research and application programs.
TBV, cooperating with institutions and countries in order for Turkey to achieve developed country standards and to accelerate its transition process into an information society, has maintained its mission in collaboration with the most prestigious 500 companies. TBV, as required for Turkey to be an information society, has been working to provide access to necessary information in a timely manner in order to make sound decisions; to teach effective use of information through any kind of training and to build an infrastructure for individuals and any kind of executives, either in public or private sector.
Türk Kültür Vakfı (TKV) was established in 1974 by a group of people who benefited from AFS Intercultural Programs or who supported the ideals of AFS. TKV, which aims to introduce young people to other cultures and countries, is an institution in the field of intercultural and non-formal learning. By the 1980s, TKV, has conducted exchange programs not only with the US but also with various countries of the World, such as Argentina, Canada, Denmark, Italy, Thailand, Russia, Japan and Australia. Thousands of high school students in Turkey has benefited from the ongoing AFS Intercultural Programs for more than 50 years.