26-March-2019 / Tuesday / 15:00 - 15:20
LOCATION : P05
Asia as an exchange destination is getting popular among most of the European students. The reasons behind this fact is not only for economic development but also for the academic excellence and research capacity along with cultural diversity. Likewise in Europe, partnership development with the universities in Asia gained importance in Turkey for the last decade. Due to the geopolitical factors, Turkey has strong economic and political relations with most of these countries. Sabancı University is one of the leading research university in Turkey, and Asia partnerships has been one of the priorities since establishment. SU promotes Asia Exchange intensively among their students to equip them with the necessary academic, technical and cultural skills to become truly global citizens initiating and developing collaborations with Asia and the rest of the world, also to appreciate different cultures and learn from them Based on the case study of the students at SU who participated in exchange programs for both study and internship in Asian countries, acquired data indicates the impact of the exchange experience on academic studies, first employability and employability in Asian companies or graduate studies in Asia. The data provides both qualitative and quantitative data on student experience.
Ms Zeynep Ezgi Erdem
Exchange Programs and Partnership Development Specialist,
International Relations Office,
I have been working in the field of International Education for 4 years. I specialized in mobility advising, partnership development and project budgeting. I support partnerships and Erasmus+ ICM collaborations in non-traditional destinations. I was the project leader for the organization of International Staff Week in my previous company.