ANKARA UNIVERSITY (Leader Organization)
As the oldest university of the Turkish Republic, the history and mission of Ankara University has greatly coincided with that of the young state founded by Atatürk, the great leader. The establishment of the Turkish Republic was much more than just a change in government; it was also a great social transformation based on modern science, contemporary democratic values and institutions
Ankara University provides education through associate (two-year) degree programs, and undergraduate (bachelor degree) programs through its 16 faculties, 2 vocational schools, 9 colleges and a state conservatory. Graduate level education is provided by its 13 graduate schools as well as
37 research centers.. It has 109 undergaraduate programmes as well 536 graduate programmes. As of the end of 2014, Ankara University has nearly 61 000 students (undergraduate and graduate students). Newly enrolled students can attend the foreign language preparation courses during their first year. Ankara University has about academician as well as 1697 instructers, while there are 5687 administrative staff at University.
Especially Since 1980, it has increased cooperation with foreign universities. With many bileteral agreements and protocols signed, it has make cooperation about 600 universities in the world. Most of agrements were made with European universities. Currently it is a member of many international organizations in education, such as a member of international assocations of universities, a member of European University Association, network of universities from capitals of Europe.
Ethnography Museum of Ankara is the first museum of Turkish Rebuplic which was planned and built by the directive of Atatürk, the great leader. Arif Hikmet Koyunoğlu, the architect of the building, is one of the most valuable architects of the Republican period. Architecture of Ethnography Museum of Ankara reflects the characteristics of each period of Anatolia from the early ages to the Republic. The Museum which was opened to public on 18th July 1930 and remained open until the date on November 1938 where the inner courtyard of the museum served as the temporary grave for Atatürk. The Ethnographic museum of Ankara reopened its doors to public, owing to the International Museums week, in 6th-14th October 1956.
Ethnography Museum of Ankara contains a rich collection of works which reflect ethnographic aspects of all people lived in Anatolia At the museum, it is possible to see folk costumes, ornaments, Turkish-specific technical materials compiled from various regions of Anatolia as well as the finest examples of Ottoman calligraphic art, Turkish tile and glass art, metalworking art and wooden artifacts. Also exhibited at the Ethnography Museum is a collection of carpets and kilims from the famous carpet weaving centers of Uşak, Bergama, Kula, Milas, Ladik, Karaman, Niğde, and Kırşehir. The museum also has a specialized library on Anatolian ethnography and folklore, containing artifacts available related to the history of art.
Euro-Innovanet is a research and consultancy private institute based in Rome. It is a center for the promotion of innovative approaches and practices to support policy decision-making. It does it through the scientific and professional experience accumulated by its senior researchers and consultants associates.
Euro-Innovanet has extensive European projects experience in VET, guidance, labor market, local development and related issues. Furthermore, it has a long-lasting, strong experience in the field of Museums and Cultural Goods, organizing training course and professional guidance.
It works with international partners, local authorities, universities, VET providers, social partners at sectoral level.
IRONBRIDGE GORGE MUSEUM TRUST
The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust was Founded in 1967. It is a registered charity with the twin aims of education and conservation. The Trust manages 10 museums along with 36 scheduled monuments and listed buildings, a research library, a Tourist Information Centre, two youth hostels, archaeological sites, historic woodlands, housing, two chapels, and two Quaker burial grounds.
Ironbridge Gorge is known across the world as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. It was designated a World Heritage Site in 1986.The Trust is in the privileged position of having its entire collection Designated as being of national importance and these collections cover a diverse range including art and memorabilia relating to the industrial revolution, decorative ceramics and ironwork.
The Trust is one of the largest independent Museums in the world employing over 200 people. The Museum welcomes over half a million visitors a year from across the world, including 70,000 educational visitors. The Trust has a wide network of regional and national partners and as an Arts Council England Major Partner Museum plays a leadership role for the sector.
UNIVERSITATEA LUCIAN BLAGA DIN SIBIU
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (LBUS) is located in Sibiu, capital city of the county bearing the same name, as well as historic capital of the German territory, former seat of Transylvania governors during the Habsburg period. While there is a long history of higher education in the city, the university regards itself as a “new” university having been founded in its present guise in 1990 in Romania.
LBUS is defined as a teaching and research institution and currently comprises nine faculties, 17 000 students and over 1000 academic and non-academic staff. The LBUS have a comprehensive educational offer, ranging from computer science to social sciences and humanities doubled by intense research activities. LBUS managed to create an advanced international profile; it is the only Romanian university having an Erasmus Mundus program ongoing.
The main objectives of LBUS are: to contribute to the advancement of the scientific research; to improve the quality of the educational process; to promote and develop strategic partnerships with private and public entities -nationally and internationally; to actively contribute to the social and local development. The regular activities of LBUS consist on specific actions made in order to achieve the above specific mission and objectives -teaching, research, career guidance for students, career development for teacher, establishing and developing of partnerships for education research and development. The usual sources of financing are: public/national budget, public and private research and development funds, tuition fees. The Department of History, Restoration and Protestant Theology have a prominent profile of research in the museum studies area and an outstanding portfolio of nationally and internationally founded projects. The LBUS is having an internal quality control system, doubled by officially Romanian Agency for Quality in the Superior Education System (Aracis).
TURKISH WOMEN CULTURAL ASSOCIATION
Turkish Women Cultural Association (TURKKAD) is the first women civil society organization established in Turkey. It is a cultural association and has close relations with museums, other cultural organizations, universities and civil society organizations through its members. TURKKAD was a huge effort by the great Sufi Samiha Ayverdi together with a group of women writers, and educated but non-working women. In 1966, TURKKAD began its operations, and obtained the status of ‘’non-governmental organization for the benefit of the public’’ in 1970. Turkish Women’s Cultural Association is the first non-governmental organization in this field.