What is Erasmus+?
Erasmus+ is the EU's new umbrella programme for education, training, youth and sport, designed to be more global and more integrated than ever before. The Programme also enhances the opportunities for cooperation and mobility with Partner Countries, notably in the fields of higher education and youth. Erasmus+ builds on the achievements of more than 25 years of European-funded cooperation in the fields of education, training and youth, providing both intra-European and international development opportunities. Erasmus+ integrates numerous past funding programmes such as the Lifelong Learning Programme, Youth in Action, Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink and programmes and actions centred on cooperation with industrialised countries in the field of Higher Education.
For more information: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/sites/erasmusplus2/files/files/resources/erasmus-plus-programme-guide_en.pdf
İTÜ Erasmus Office
İTÜ was among the first 15 Turkish universities that started student exchange programs with EU countries under the Erasmus Pilot Project in the academic year 2003-2004. Currently, İTÜ Erasmus Office conducts mobility projects between Programme and Partner Countries (KA107) and mobility projects between Programme Countries (KA103). Within this framework, İTÜ has more than 350 agreements with around 32 countries within EU as well as 4 countries beyond the European borders.
İTÜ Erasmus Office mainly focuses on Key Action 1 (Mobilty of Individuals). Erasmus Office facilitates student and staff exchange under Erasmus+ at İTÜ. It provides information, advice and guidance to both outgoing/incoming students and staff during their mobility period.