Kütahya Dumlupınar University (DPU) beat another record. Within the scope of Erasmus + KA107 International Credit Mobility, project applications made by International Relations Office brought the first place to our university in ranking.
DPU received the highest amount of grant in Latin America, Western Balkans, Eastern Partnership and Southern Mediterranean categories by getting the first place in these categories and sixth out of forty-four universities. By project applications made for Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Algeria, Morocco and Ukraine, DPU received 271,040 € in total. Being the only university which builds partnership with Argentina and Brazil, DPU received the second highest grant for Morocco.
Our Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Kaan ERARSLAN and academic staff working in International Relations Office came together with our Rector Prof. Dr. Remzi GÖREN to discuss on the course of partnership projects in the new period.
PROF. DR. GÖREN: WE COMPETE WITH THE MOST REPUTABLE UNIVERSITIES IN TURKEY
The Rector evaluating the success of our university said, “We should maintain our success and aim high. As a young and dynamic university, we are in competition with METU, Hacettepe and Yildiz Technical University which are the most reputable and deep-rooted universities in Turkey. If we maintain this achievement, it will not be difficult for us to take the first three places. There are two universities from Istanbul and Ankara and one from Samsun. All universities are located in big cities. It is quite important for us to have many universities behind in these big cities. This success is very significant both for our university and city.”
"WE ARE TARGETING BROADER RELATIONS IN THE NEW PERIOD"
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Oktay ŞAHBAZ who is the academic staff at the Engineering Faculty Department of Mining Engineering and the Head of International Relations Office explained: “We managed to be the only university receiving grant for Argentina and Brazil. We acquired this success by surpassing Turkey's most established and experienced universities in project writing. We need to convey the information on project processes to the countries we want to be partners for the next term. Now, we aim to build partnerships with universities from Japan, Korea, Russia.
Emphasizing what brings success is working in collaboration for the same aim, Assoc. Prof. ŞAHBAZ stated, “I thank my friends very much. I always tell them they are better in project writing than many other colleagues. This achievement is the outcome of this expertise. Now, we have to acquire greater successes. We aim to build new relationships with new projects. When preparing our projects, we do not disregard foreign language support. Thus, we give opportunities to all our academicians to be representatives of our university.”