Yaşar University, European Union Research Center functions to stimulate and strengthen the participation of Yaşar University in the EU Research and Education Programmes, and monitors the developments in this field. These programmes include Erasmus+/Erasmus, Youth, Jean Monnet, Marie Curie, and other EU Education Programmes. The Center supports all Yaşar faculties, departments, and vocational school programmes in terms of functioning as the consulting body for Yaşar students and academics in the framework of developing EU projects with international, local institutions and organizations.
The Center aims to develop and participate to new EU projects under different EU grants, organize seminars, trainings and certificate programmes on EU specific matters, support the mobilization of students and academics for exchange of knowledge with various EU universities and research centers. It also takes part in joint projects by participating with different European networks and consortium and establishes new exchange and cooperation agreements. Yasar University EU Center has successfully participated in approximately 74 EU funded education and research projects since 2005.
Yasar University was selected as “Erasmus Success Story” by European Commission in 2012 with the implemented IP projects. Yasar University has been awarded with 3 Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Modules in 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 academic years. Yasar University coordinates 3 Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership projects in the field of higher education, 1 Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership projects in the field of youth and is a partner institution for another Strategic Partnership Project in the field of youth as of December 2016. Yaşar University is also one of the 2 universities in Turkey which was granted under Horizon 2020 Marie Curie Researchers Night programme. In scope of the project, Yaşar University will prepare and host European Researchers’ Night Activities in 2016 and in 2017.