Orkhun Exchange Program
The Secretariat advanced dramatically on the way to making the Orkhun process a fully-fledged exchange program.
Over the past four years, the Turkic Council convened a variety of different thematic meetings aiming at integrating diverse educational modalities of the member universities such as the Bologna Process, Erasmus Plus, and European Credit Transfer System. These meetings included different sectoral and technical gatherings, field studies on the spot, and extraordinary conventions. As a result, during the 5th Union meeting, the parties adopted the draft regulation of the program, which was a massive step in its realization. The sides started the pilot phase of the project in the academic year 2017-2018. 43 students of member universities from the departments of International Relations and Political Science benefited from the program. With the succeeding inclusion of the Turkology Department into the pilot phase, as agreed by the parties at the last General Assembly of the Union, the number of students for the next academic years will increase substantially.