Workshops (Limited Number Of Participants; Preregistration Required)
Conference workshops are designed for the professional development of international office staff. Trainers are experienced peers who introduce contextual information and best practices in a specific area of international education. Register for a conference workshop to enhance your skills or acquire new ones and develop your job performance.
EURIE 2018 Workshops:
Trainers: Ayse Deniz Ozkan (Istanbul Aydın University) and Christopher Bland (Coventry University) (Click to see)
Trainers: Benedikt Wirmer and Levent Gaşgil (StudyPortals) (Click to see)
Trainers:Zeynep Tuğçe ÇİFTÇİBAŞI GÜÇ (Abdullah Gül University) and Çağlar Yenilmez (Istanbul Bilgi University) (Click to see)
Taking internationalization beyond the International Office and Erasmus
Brief descpription: Internationalization of the curriculum and expanding the international experience of students is seen as a vital topic by university leaders and employers to produce graduates who can contribute confidently in a global community. This workshop will explore ways to engage students, lecturers and administration staff in dynamic and exciting activities to create cultural understanding and an appreciation of global ways of working. It will make suggestions on ways to engage staff and students and to ensure the senior management supports this larger internationalization. Ideas that are creative and inclusive whilst being fun and educational will be explored. Participants in the workshop will be encouraged to present their own suggestions and discuss together how they can introduce ideas in their own courses and work.
Objectives/ learning outcome: Participants will leave the workshop with examples of ways they can expand international working within their own institutions and with others. A range activities that can be introduced within their own institution will be developed and shared.
Target audience: Educators and managers at higher education institutions who wish to seek opportunities to introduce and expand their staff and students’ opportunites for international activities as part of their teaching pedagogy.
Trainers: Ayse Deniz Ozkan and Christopher Bland
Bio: Ayse Deniz Ozkan is an international education professional (13 years), with previous experience in the higher education sector as lecturer (5 years). She has worked in many areas of international education (Erasmus, exchange and summer programs, marketing and recruitment, international student services). She is currently Vice-Director responsible for Global Education and Partnerships at Istanbul Aydin University. She is also the coordinator for the conference program of EURIE Eurasia Higher Education Summit. As a true believer in the value of international education, she has contributed to various associations and engaged in peer-mentoring in this field.
Bio: Christopher Bland is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and has been the head of the aerospace department at Coventry University in the UK for nine years. During this time, he was responsible for the development of the department, its research interests and the delivery of a suit of undergraduate and postgraduate degree level courses. He now works in a central role for the university as the Group Director of Quality Assurance. He has developed a portfolio of activities making him internationally recognised in the fields of course development, quality assurance and transnational education. In this role, he works across the world with many institutions in the development of degree level courses and advising on quality assurance development.
Taking internationalization beyond the International Office and Erasmus
Brief descpription: Due to increasing global and local competition and changing geopolitical concerns, recruiting international students is becoming more and more complicated. In this session, the big data generated by students performing searches on the StudyPortals websites will be used to analyse the trends in the supply and demand for international education in Turkey and Eurasia over the last few years and predict how these trends will change over the next year. Based on the implications of these trends, recommendations will be offered regarding how to optimise online marketing campaigns and measure return on investment, touching on the best practices that have been tried and tested in real life applications.
Objectives/ learning outcome: Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how big data can be used to target marketing activities, the current trends in international student recruitment in Turkey and Eurasia, as well as practical solutions to optimize the recruitment funnel.
Target audience: Managers and officers working in international student recruitment, seeking to further their knowledge of strategic online marketing and optimization.
Trainers: Benedikt Wirmer and Levent Gaşgil
Bio: Benedikt Wirmer works as a Senior Analytics Consultant at StudyPortals. He has been working with StudyPortals since 2011, in a consultancy role, introducing several products and services that help universities to optimize and better understand their online marketing activities. Benedikt has 10+ years of experience in online marketing and over the last five years has become more and more involved in data analysis and data visualisation. Benedikt holds a Master’s degree in Innovation Sciences from Eindhoven University of Technology and studied and conducted research in Germany, Turkey, The Netherlands, India and Malawi.
Bio: Levent Gaşgil holds a Master’s degree in Educationcal Sciences and has been working in consultancy and research for 12+ years. Levent is experienced in international student recruitment processes and optimisation, having worked as the Deputy Director and then Director of the International Office of Yaşar University between 2012 and 2016. Levent is currently working at StudyPortals on the implementation and management of online student recruitment campaigns for international universities in Turkey and a range of other countries.
You(th) Make the Difference – Impact of the Youth Program and Non-Formal Learning in Erasmus+
Brief descpription: : As Erasmus Offices, we are mostly not aware of the added value of the youth program and youth approach into our work. This workshop will explore the ways to engage Erasmus staff into youth program and Non-Formal Learning methods to make a difference in the Erasmus work.
It will be an introduction to Erasmus+ Youth Program through a network mapping for organizations, how to develop your strategy accordingly and how to combine what you are already doing with youth work and Youth Program Funding opportunities. It will be an interactive workshop that will enable participants to redesign their internationalization and Erasmus+ strategy.
Objectives/ learning outcome: Participants will leave the workshop with examples of ways they can expand the scope of their work within their own institutions and with others. A range activities and best practices will be developed and shared.
Target audience: Erasmus Office staff and managers at higher education institutions who wish to expand their staff and students’ opportunites for international activities as part of their internationalization strategy.
Trainers: Zeynep Tuğçe ÇİFTÇİBAŞI GÜÇ (AGU) and Çağlar Yenilmez (Istanbul Bilgi University)
Bio: Zeynep Tugce CIFTCIBASI GUC is a youth worker and trainer with experience in international education since 1999. She has concentrated in the field of European Union Education and Youth Programs, and has become a trainer at the European level. As Head of the International Relations Office at Akdeniz University during 2004 - 2013, she coordinated the successful participation of the university in the European Union Education and Youth Program as the youngest Erasmus Coordinator in Turkey. Her work for the department received significant recognition from the European Commission for combining Youth and Erasmus program, which conferred the “Lifelong Learning ERASMUS Award in Bronze 2009 - Student Mobility” for excellence within the framework of the Erasmus Program. She was the vice director of Euromed Youth Centre that was awarded the first “Quality Label of European Youth Centers” in 2012 by the Council of Europe. She has joined Abdullah Gül University in 2013 where she has been the director of a unique structure in Turkey “Youth Factory” dealing with youth work and the institutional coordinator of the Erasmus+ Program.
Bio: Çağlar Yenilmez is a youth worker and facilitator in the human rights education for young people for 4 years. Currently working at the AGU Youth Factory as a youth trainer, he is also studying for his masters degree on "Social Projects and Non-Governmental Organizations" at Istanbul Bilgi University. He was one of the administrators of Eskişehir Tepebaşı Municipality Youth Centre, and developed the youth strategy for the Municipality. He is interested in grassroots mobilization of the individuals, active participation of the youth in the decision-making process and ecology.