European Policy Statement

What is the current situation of your university's international co-operation in the context of current national, international and European development?

Dicle University is an institution, dedicated to the concept of widening international co-operation as a fundamental basis for high quality teaching, research and learning. Our university recognises that educational establishments play a vital role in the process of international understanding and co-operation. Therefore, Dicle University is dedicated to providing its students with a varied education with an international influence and is constantly striving to expand and improve its already prominent reputation for international involvement. Dicle University emphasises the importance of universities and students working together at local, regional, national and European areas. Dicle University believes that the future of Europe depends upon the ability to build together a learning society based upon the diversity of cultures and experience, and underpinned by shared values. Therefore, Dicle University always points at its willingness to work together and to make a significant contribution to the educational and cultural life. The University is making use of observations, experiences and relations of its academic staff who studied and who got doctorate degrees abroad. Since the University recognises the importance of languages in its degree programme, emphasis is placed on language learning, and therefore, opens preparatory classes. Besides, Foreign Languages Teaching Application and Research Centre arranges English, German and French Language Courses every year regularly. In the following years, the university will endeavour to increase involvement in European Curriculum Development and Thematic Networks as well as other LLP activities in order to strengthen further its co-operation with its partners. This will lead to a greater understanding of curriculum and how to adapt to the greater demand of compatibility between institutions. The University has started preparations to give students that study at the University a full transcript of their study showing their local grade, their ECTS grade and ECTS credits.

Given the strengths and weaknesses of your university's present situation, define your university's aims and priorities for 2004/2005-2006/2007 with a special focus on promoting activities in the LLP programme. Describe briefly how the EPS has been developed and how it will be implemented at your institution.