2017 EURIE Summit Conference Program

Considering the approaching deadline for 2017 EURIE Summit Registration we would like to present actual list of the topics of presentations and panels. Some of the confirmed seminar themes are: "Promoting Teaching Staff and Researcher Mobility through Government Scholarships", "International cooperation and DAAD programs", "U-RUN: A Functional Approach to Rankings of Universities", "Leading the experience into a new era of mobility for refugees", "Jean Monnet Modules for European Education". Some of the confirmed speakers is available on EURIE website.


Istanbul Aydın University hosted Turkish National Agency’s Meeting on Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM - KA107) for all Turkish HEIs

Erasmus+ and International Office Team Members from all Turkish Universities have participated in a meeting led by Turkish National Agency and hosted by Istanbul Aydın University, a member of EURAS, on 5th December, 2016. Erasmus+ Program provides opportunities for students to study and staff to teach or train in HEIs beyond Europe. ICM also provides the same opportunity for staff and students from non-European countries to come to HEIs in Europe. Participation in International Credit Mobility increases the international ties between HEIs and gives institutions the opportunity to increase their visibility at both local and global level. During the sessions, Turkish National Agency Higher Education Unit Representatives informed about the program and latest changes. In addition, the representative of the European Commission, 2016 EURIE Summit Speaker, Ms. Marlene Bartes focused on 1st year ICM performance of Turkish HEIs and provided necessary information about the news and changes in Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility to all Turkish Universities‘ Representatives. Please reach the photos during the meeting and watch the video of interview with Ms. Marlene Bartes.


Department of Design at Middlesex University awarded £35,000 funding for digital innovation

• Middlesex University´s Department of Design has been awarded funding for a new project which will promote work of the students. The project entitled Digital Showscapes will emerge digital technology to allow audiences to view student work and designs without physically attending an exhibition. Interior architecture and design students will be able to showcase full virtual representations of their work to other universities, companies and audiences all around the world. Read more


Full scholarships to Arab students for bachelor and master programs in Sciences, Engineering, Technology and Maths (STEM)

• Ghurair Foundation for Education offers full scholarships to Arab students with specific focus to search for talented and financially needy Syrian students in Turkey. High-achieving and determined students who want to pursue a future in the field of STEM may apply for the scholarship that can cover their tuitions, English preparation, monthly stipend as well as housing and other benefits. Students are expected to receive also mentorship, academic advising with career support in every partner university. Read more


Malaysian Deputy Minister of Higher Education calls for social entrepreneurship

• Datuk Dr Mary Yap Kain Ching, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education in Malaysia stated that higher education institutions are urged to inculcate social entrepreneurship among students in efforts to produce graduates who should be innovative, balanced and holistic at the same time. Students have to get closer to the community to become more sensitive about social issues within smaller or bigger community. Academicians and higher education institutions itself should guide their students in social entrepreneurship and afterward the practice can be developed even before they finish their studies. Read more


Hereby we will be glad to introduce a member of EURAS every week!


This week we would like to introduce you an important international university in the Balkan Region – EPOKA University located in Tirana, Albania. In year 2011, EPOKA University was granted institutional accreditation by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Albania. EPOKA University offers its students to study in two faculties – Faculty of Architecture and Engineering and the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences which consist of eight academic departments and two research centers. We would like to stress out that according to Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, EPOKA holds the first place among all universities in Albania. EURAS is proud to have such a prestigious University among its members.


  • 17-18 December, 2016, Istanbul Aydın University UNESCO Chair Cultural
    Diplomacy, Governance and Education International Conference on Cultural Landscape: Rebuilding after Decay, Turkey
  • January 25-27, 2017, International Conference on Modern Education Studies, Saudi Arabia
  • February 19-22, 2017, AIEA Annual Conference, USA

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