About Erasmus

What is Erasmus? 

Desiderius Erasmus (1465 - 1536) was a Dutch philosopher who emerged as one of the leading figures and greatest representatives of the Humanism movement that emerged with the Renaissance. Recognized for his contributions to the unification of Europe under a common umbrella of art and science and his influence on the educational philosophy of his time, Erasmus is considered an apt namesake for the Erasmus+ program. 

Erasmus, akin to a wandering scholar, traveled across various countries in Europe throughout his life. His most important work, "In Praise of Folly" (Moriæ Encomium), continues to be relevant today and is regarded as one of the most significant works written against bigotry. 


What is the Erasmus Program? 

The Erasmus Program takes its name from Erasmus, a significant figure of Renaissance Humanism, as he had traveled as both a student and an academic across different European countries. He is somewhat considered as the precursor to today's Erasmus+ students. 

The grants provided in the field of higher education under the European Commission-managed Lifelong Learning Program, which ran from 2007 to 2013 and ended in 2014, continued under the Erasmus+ Program between 2014 and 2020. The new Erasmus period will continue In the 2021-2027 period. 

The Erasmus+ program aims to encourage higher education institutions to cooperate with each other. It provides unconditional financial support for higher education institutions to develop and implement joint projects with one another and make short-term student and staff exchanges. 

The Erasmus+ Program aims to offer more effective tools promoting collaboration across different sectors, aligned with the objectives of the European 2027 Strategy for education, youth, and sports, addressing the emerging needs in these areas. 

As for the field of higher education specifically, the program aims to enhance the quality of higher education, strengthen collaboration among higher education institutions, and foster collaboration between these institutions and the business world. 

Erasmus+ activities are aimed, in the broadest sense, at institutions and organizations involved in higher education as well as their staff and students.  

Our university first obtained the "Erasmus University Charter" by applying to the European Commission in 2021. Since obtaining the charter, our participation in Erasmus programs has continued to increase. 



The Erasmus program is open to higher education institutions in the 27 EU member states, as well as to Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway, which are countries that are part of the European Economic Area but not EU members, and EU candidate countries Türkiye, North Macedonia, Croatia, and Switzerland. In all activities carried out within the Erasmus program, it is a requirement that at least one of the parties involved is an institution from an EU member state. 

  Universities, graduate schools, academies, and similar institutions recognized as higher education institutions by the relevant official institutions of their countries are eligible to benefit from the Erasmus program. Upon being granted the Erasmus University Charter (EUC) by applying to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), a unit of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Education and Culture, these institutions and their students and staff can benefit from the Erasmus program. Institutions wishing to carry out student internship mobility must obtain the Extended EUC. 

  • Erasmus+ Program Expert: Esra AKTAŞ

  • Phone: 0312 386 10 92 / 1350

  • E-mail: [email protected] 


  • Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator: Prof. Elif AKAGÜN ERGİN

  • Phone: 0312 386 10 92

  • E-mail: [email protected] 


OSTIM Technical University Erasmus Commission
Rector Asst. Prof. Dr. Ünsal SIĞRI

[email protected]

Principal Member
Erasmus Institution Coordinator Prof. Dr. Elif AKAGÜN ERGİN [email protected] Principal Member
Faculty of Architecture Prof. Dr. Şule TAŞLI PEKTAŞ [email protected] Principal Member
Faculty of Engineering Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Murat ŞİMŞEK [email protected] Principal Member
Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Arş. Gör. Dr. Zeynep BAYSAL [email protected] Principal Member
Faculty Coordinator Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Murat ŞİMŞEK [email protected]
Computer Engineering Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Ahmet ÖZDİL [email protected]
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Dr. Öğr. Üyesi İclal ÇETİN TAŞ [email protected]
Aerospace Engineering Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Hikmet BAL [email protected]
Mechanical Engineering Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Şafak NESLİ [email protected]
Material Science And Engineering Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Yelda DOĞAN [email protected]
Artificial Engineering Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Murat ŞİMŞEK [email protected]
Software Engineering (Turkish) Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Can GÜLDÜREN [email protected]
Software Engineering (English) Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Mesut ÜNLÜ [email protected]
Industrial Engineering) Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Orhan GERDAN [email protected]


Faculty Coordinator Arş. Gör. Dr. Zeynep BAYSAL [email protected]
Business Administration Arş. Gör. Dr. Zeynep BAYSAL [email protected]
Economics Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Serkan BÜRKEN [email protected]
International Trade and Finance Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Hasibe AYSAN [email protected]
Management Information Systems Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Esra KUMAŞ [email protected]
Marketing Prof. Dr. Elif AKAGUN ERGİN [email protected]


Faculty Coordinator Prof. Dr. Şule TAŞLI PEKTAŞ [email protected]
Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Zeliha ŞAHİN ÇAĞLI [email protected]
Industrial Design Doç. Dr. Kemal YAMAN [email protected]


Vocational School Coordinator Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Çiğdem SERDENGEÇTİ [email protected]
Department of Electronics and Automation Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Çiğdem SERDENGEÇTİ [email protected]
Department of Computer Technology Öğr. Gör. Tolga KUYUCUK [email protected]
Industrial Design Öğr. Gör. Gonca USLU ÖZKÜÇÜK [email protected]
Department of Machinery and Metal Technologies Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Ali ARI [email protected]
Department of Marketing and Advertising Öğr. Gör. Bora ÖÇ [email protected]
Department of Management and Organization Öğr. Gör. Ayşe ATABEY [email protected]
Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences Öğr. Gör. Yaşar Barış DOLUKAN [email protected]
Graduate School of Social Sciences Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Büşra Ağan [email protected]
Foreign Languages Öğr. Gör. Ebru KÜRKÇÜ [email protected]

Our Erasmus+ Policy As Ostim Technical University, our Erasmus+ policy is to lead students and lecturers to develop new experiences and skills through Erasmus+ Exchange Mobility. In order to achieve this goal, our university brings students and lecturers together with international research centers, encourages them to research and develop through exchange and training programs, and provides the opportunity to study and gain experience in international universities.

The University has the main tasks of creating a quality education program that will enable it to play an appropriate role for the continuation of the Erasmus+ program, promoting the Erasmus+ program, and ensuring that as many students and teaching staff as possible benefit from this opportunity. In order to fulfill these tasks, the necessary information is shared on all faculty and institutional pages, and information is provided by meeting with students. The necessary information, documents and procedures are shared and regularly updated on the Erasmus Coordinator's website.

By increasing the number of higher education graduates, it is important to support the quality and relevance of higher education and strengthen students' employability skills. Therefore, Ostim Technical University attaches great importance to updating the curriculum according to the needs. To improve quality through mobilities and international collaborations, academic and administrative staff are trained in foreign countries.

What is the ECTS and TQFHE Catalog? 

The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a student-centered credit system based on the workload of the student. It represents the total amount of work a student needs to complete successfully for a course (including theoretical classes, practical work, seminars, individual study, exams, assignments, etc.). ECTS is one of the most critical areas of focus in Türkiye's implementation phase of the Bologna Process. In recent years, many universities in Türkiye have intensified their efforts to align their credit and grading systems with the principles of ECTS. 


The Turkish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (TQFHE) refers to the development of a "national qualifications framework in higher education" that member countries of the Bologna Process committed to creating by 2010, in line with the objectives of the Lisbon Strategy published by the European Union in 2000 and the goals of the Bologna Process, which our country joined in 2001. The National Qualifications Framework is a system in which qualifications recognized and associated by national and international stakeholders are structured within a specific framework. Through this system, all qualifications and other learning outcomes in higher education can be described and consistently associated with one another.