International Office of Tarsus University works in order to make the University more international and competitive in the area of higher education in Turkey, Europe and all around the world. It coordinates international cooperation and partnerships among the University and foreign higher education institutions, international organisations, networks, diplomatic missions, Turkish communities abroad, University’s participation in international academic exchange programmes. It coordinates exchange programmes, advises arriving students and staff on non-academic support, temporary residence in Turkey (migration), integration into the University’s academic community. International office informs University students and staff about studies, grants and placements abroad, and provides the University’s departments with methodical, administrative and informational assistance.
Over the years, the concept of internationalization has evolved and different definitions exist, IAU adopts the following: “[Internationalization of Higher Education is] the intentional process of integrating an international, intercultural or global dimension into the purpose, functions and delivery of post-secondary education, in order to enhance the quality of education and research for all students and staff, and to make a meaningful contribution to society.“ (De Wit, H., Hunter F., Howard L., Egron-Polak E. (Eds.) (2015) “Internationalization of Higher Education”, European Parliament, Brussels: EU).
In this respect, Tarsus University aims to meet the needs of Internationalization in the area, colloborates with local communities and involves in partnerships with the universities of the world.