Süleyman Demirel University - Turkey
A New Erasmus Agreement
In June 2011, an agreement has been signed between the Departments of Theology & Religious Studies at King's and at the Süleyman Demirel University in Isparta, Turkey. The programme will facilitate the exchange of undergraduate and post-graduate students, as well as faculty between the two institutions. It will initially run from 2011-2013.
Süleyman Demirel University (SDU) is located in the west of Turkey, about two hours drive from Antalya. Founded in 1993, it has since developed into one of Turkey's major universities in student numbers, and it runs one of the most successful Religious Studies programmes in the country. Eager to develop its international profile, SDU has entered into Erasmus agreements with a number of universities throughout Europe, and in order to make its programmes attractive to foreign students, it is offering a range of courses in English for Erasmus exchange students.
The programme should appeal to both students or religion with an interest in Islam, as well as those with the ambition to approach philosophy from a non-Western angle.
On the Turkish side, the programme is coordinated by Associate Professor Ismail Latif Hacinebioglu, who himself is a graduate of King's College London, and Associate Professor Ismail Hakki Goksoy who has a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. The involvement of two academics with experience and knowledge of the UK's system of higher education will ensure that the Department's students receive the necessary support to adjust to the new and exciting environment of Turkish academia.
How can I find out more?
At King's, Dr Carool Kersten takes care of maintaining this relationship. If you have questions about this new opportunity to study abroad, please do not hesitate to contact him. Further details can be found on our International pages, and the Department's Study Abroad tutor, Dr Andrea Schatz will also be happy to address your questions.