Biruni University, with an aim to find and train our country’s next generation of Birunis, took its place within the Turkish system of higher education as a civil corporation after the Dünya Education Foundation applied to the Turkish Grand National Assembly according to Law number 6525 on 27 February 2014.
Biruni University, with more than 6.000 students, including over than 200 international students, 6 faculties located on European side of Istanbul is the most comprehensive university in Turkey. Biruni University provides an innovative approach to education with strong international collaborations and aims to educate pioneers with strong international ties.
To maintain this goal, as an Office of International Relations, we are involved in the management of Biruni University’s internationalization policy. Hence, we are very much keen on exploring the options of collaboration with Europe, America, Asia, Middle East and Africa by means of attending international educational fairs such as NAFSA, EAIE.
Biruni University has the strategic target to enhance the internalization by increasing the mobility of students, faculty members, administration staff and to develop the research and academic cooperation with global partners.
The Office of International Relations is responsible for all cooperation and mobility operations between our university and foreign universities, running under the Erasmus+ Programme and International Partnerships. The International Office is structured in two sub-units; Erasmus Office and International Students Office.
The Office of International Relations is responsible for the coordination of an exchange agreements and procedures which enable our students to study at a partner higher education institution for a specified period such as under Erasmus + program. It also provides assistance to incoming and outgoing international students and staff as well as scholarships.
The mission of the Office of International Relations is to implement international relations by emphasizing cooperative activities and academic exchanges with international institutions. Also, to support growing international linkages and integrate the wide range of international engagements and global-scale projects with universities, institutions, and organizations worldwide.
The aim of the International Relations Office is to assist Biruni University to take its place among top 1000 universities by the year of 2023, when Turkey will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of its Republic.