Apply for Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey – Summer School Program

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April 15, 2018
June 29, 2018

Apply for Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey – Summer School Program

Would you like to come and join our fantastic Summer School Program at IAU?
This summer (29 July – 12 August 2018), once again we will be spending two-weeks in Istanbul. Students will be able to choose one course from a list of six courses offering great knowledge and training in most exciting subjects. All courses contain lots of practical training and field trips.  So come and join our fantastic Delightful Summer Program and explore the beauties of Istanbul, while attending an interesting course and earning ECTS credits.

Exploration of the Turkish Art via Museums (3 ECTS)

Istanbul, one of the oldest cities in the world, the city which located on two continents, the biggest city of Turkey. Also the new center of modern and contemporary art with its historical and cultural roots. In this beautiful city, we would like to show Anatolian Civilizations and Arts, Traditional and Contemporary Turkish Arts by visiting museums in an interactive manner. Within the two weeks, students will learn quite a few information about Anatolian and Turkish art by presentations in classrooms then they will prove this information in museums experimentally. The Course contain Hittite, Phrygian, Lydian arts, traditional arts; calligraphy, miniature, tiles, the best works of contemporary Turkish artists and many more. The museums that will be visited are Istanbul Archeological Museums, Topkapı Museum, Sakıp Sabancı Museum, Pera Museum, Proje 4L Museum and Istanbul Modern Museum.

Course Content: Within two weeks, participants will visit the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Pera Museum, Istanbul Painting and Sculpture Museum and many more to learn about the contemporary Turkish Art. Students will analyze selected museum Works throughout the course duration.

Requirements : No requirements

Who can participate : Fine Arts Students, other undergraduate or post graduate students.

Participation Limit : 20 Students

Special Event : Final presentation with photos, visual documents and text (All together)

Additional Cost : No additional cost is required for this program


The Taste of Istanbul and Anatolian Food Culture (3 ECTS)

A big part of traveling and experiencing a new culture is exploring the local cuisine. In the case of Turkey, there is a rich variety of tastes and influences. Turkish cuisine is largely the heritage of Ottoman cuisine, which can be described as a fusion and refinement of Central Asian, Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisines. Turkish cuisine has in turn influenced other cuisines in the region and beyond.

Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the rich Turkish Culinary Culture by way of theoretical information, practical lessons in the state-of-the art kitchens of Istanbul Aydin University’s Gastronomy Department and tasting trips in Istanbul. Course Objectives: Upon succesful completion of this course, students will be able to identify different staples of Turkish food culture with its history and cultural influences; know the ingredients, preparation techniques, and serving methods of various food groups and be able to cook some popular Turkish dishes.

Requirements: Interest in Gastronomy and Culinary Arts. Who Can Participate: Anyone who wants to know Turkish Cuisine better

Participation Limit: 20 students

Special Event: Four different types of tasting trips

Additional Cost: Students must pay for their food on the tasting trips. (Around 80 USD)

Intercultural Communication in a Globalized World (3 ECTS)

The present course intends to make the students familiar with differences and similarities of pluralism and individualism taking into account the values provided by anthropological culture, high culture, or popular culture. The lectures and discussions will identify the ways that people behave in terms of individualism and collectivism in multilingual and multicultural societies, the activities of the art, literature, music, theater created by culture versus the contemporary trends of popular culture. The course also analyzes the cultural stereotypes from ancient myths to contemporary visions, appealing to the imagology for determining how national stereotypes are influenced by historical, social, and ideological conventions.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successfully completing the course, the students will be able to -identify differences and similarities of pluralism and individualism – find ways in which cultural knowledge can be acquired – see individuals and organizations prepared for cross-cultural interaction – understand cultural differences and the ways they manifest themselves – determine similarities across cultures by referring to the following elements: (verbal and nonverbal) language, social institutions, values and attitudes, manners and customs, material elements, education, religion, aesthetics – locate contemporary controversies

Who can participate: The course is open to undergraduate and graduate students in social sciences, humanities, arts, communication, political sciences, philology, journalism, business, marketing

Prerequisites: The students have already studied elementary elements of culture, communication, and cross-cultural interaction Participation Limit: 20 students

Data Mining and Applications

Course Description: Basics of data warehousing and data mining, data warehousing architecture, data storage phases, data mining, association, concept definition, classification, prediction and functional properties, such as clustering, data mining techniques, decision trees, and an open source implementation of the concepts learned through practice for real world problems. For applications, some popular data mining tools such as; KNIME, MATLAB, PYTHON, R and SPSS will be used.

Learning Outcome: At the end of the course, students will be able to understand data warehouse architecture, data mining models and related algorithms and apply data mining models on real data. Students will prepare a data-mining project with applications for real world problem.

Prerequisites, if any: Basic programming and Statistics

Leadership and Innovation (3 ECTS)

In today’s rapidly changing business environment, innovation has become as a fundamental tool in leadership of managing human resource. Innovation leadership compasses mixing different leadership styles to influence on people to generate creative ideas and solutions. So, the innovative leader has a key role in the practice of leadership to motivate and employ the human recourse along with financial and operational performance. Hence, there is no doubt that innovation in leadership is a vital feature in business growth and success.

Course Description : The course aims to give a general understanding of basic principles of innovations management and leadership as a mean of ensuring the synergies between different competencies and teach students the recent problems related to impact of leadership to creation of innovation and vice versa. During the course the concept of innovation as a main source of competitiveness and leadership as an ability to manage effectively the human resources and its treatment as a main source of innovations will be covered systematically. The course is designed in two parts which will provide students the opportunity to learn the theoretical part and practical trainings.

Course Objectives : The aims of the program are to enable participants to: • Understand leading and leadership. • Evaluate the leadership practices required for innovation and change in organizations. • Enhance the creative and innovative thinking skills.

• Be familiar with processes and methods of creative problem solving: observation, definition, representation, evaluation and decision making.

• Promote communication skills.

• Discuss about the challenges of organization to face innovation.

Requirements : An interest in developing livelong leadership skills and effectiveness

Who Can Participate : Everyone who wants to develop their interpersonal and leadership skills and link innovation with leadership or seeking to improve their lifelong leadership skills and identify strategies that are useful in a variety of positions and organizations. It is highly recommended for management trainees, students from management related disciplines or whoever desires to be an effective leader or those from other disciplines interested in developing their personal leadership toolkit

Participation Limit : Up to 30 students

Genetics: Working with DNA (3 ECTS)

Genetics as one of the exiting fields of science plays an important role with studies regarding the mechanisms of unknown reasons of several diseases. As we are living in an era of technological wonders, medical and science students participated in this summer program will have the opportunity to work with the latest innovative instruments to detect and diagnose various diseases. So in this line, the course is designed in two parts which will provide students the opportunity to learn not only the theoretical part of the course but also apply the practical part in our laboratories. Since network and collaboration are the key elements of scientific and health community, we believe that together we will be the pioneers of raising individuals who can settle to the changing health conditions as well as solving problems, be collaborative and productive, have teamwork facilities, and most importantly raise the awareness to value the individual health.

Course Description : The course aims to give a general understanding of basic principles of medical biology and genetics and teach students the current applications operated in molecular genetics research field. During the course the concept of medical biology and genetics and its connections with human diseases will be covered systematically from the central dogma “DNA-RNA-PROTEIN”, and then generalizing with the recent applications used in the diagnosis of various human diseases. The course is designed in two parts which will provide students the opportunity to learn not only the theoretical part of the course but also apply the practical part in our laboratories by using DNA Isolation Procedures, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), RT-PCR Techniques, Agarose Gel Electrophoresis, Sequencing and Bioinformatics Tools.

Requirements : Medical School, Genetic Engineering, Faculty of Science and Letters (Molecular Biology and Genetics, Medical Genetics, Human Genetics, Neuroscience, Biochemistry,Chemistry)

Who Can Participate : Anyone who wants to increase his/her knowledge on specific fields: “From the Power of the Science to the Health of the People”

Participation Limit : 20 Students

Special event: Laboratory Applications

Additional Cost: No additional cost required for this course

IAU reserves the right to cancel any of the courses if insufficient enrollment occurs (Less than 10 participants)

TRANSFER OR ONLINEIAU Account Details / USD Account Number

Swift Code: DENITRIS

Bank Name: Denizbank


Account Number:4060-1771107-388

IBAN: TR740013 4000 0017 7110 7001 31

  • – Cancellation period 4 to 8 weeks before the program begins 80% of total fees are refundable.
  • – Cancellation period 2 to 4 weeks before the program begins 60% of total fees are refundable.
  • – Cancellation period 2 weeks before the program begins fees are not refundable.


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1 Comment

  1. Avatar Abdul Moiz says:

    How long this course?
    Is there any discount in fee?(mean scholarship)

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