Betül Bulut Şahin is working as a lecturer at Middle East Technical University (METU) in the Educational Sciences Department. She has worked as the coordinator of European Mobility in the International Cooperations Office, METU. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Planning with a specialization in internationalization in higher education institutions. She is offering seminars on different topics of internationalization for students, practitioners, and academics. In addition to the Erasmus Program, she also participated in several meetings on Youth program and evaluated several Youth projects. She is married with two children.

Betül Bulut Şahin, Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi (ODTÜ) Eğitim Bilimleri Bölümü‘nde öğretim elemanıdır. ODTÜ Uluslararası İşbirliği Ofisi’nde Avrupa ile Değişim Programları Koordinatörü olarak görev yapmıştır. Doktora derecesini ODTÜ Eğitim Yönetimi ve Planlaması bölümünden almıştır. İlgi alanları üniversitelerde uluslararasılaşma teorileri ve süreçleri başta olmak üzere değişim programları, uluslararasılaşma bağlamında yüksek öğretim kurumlarında yönetim ve stratejik planlama konularıdır. Uluslararasılaşma konusunda akademik deneyimi ile uygulama deneyimini birleştirmeye çalışmakta, bu konuda hem akademik toplantılarda hem de üniversitelerdeki uluslararasılaşma uygulamalarında çalışan meslektaşlarına; uluslararasılaşmanın çeşitli yönleri üzerine seminerler vermektedir. Erasmus programının yanı sıra Gençlik programları ile ilgili çok sayıda toplantıya katılmış, proje değerlendirmesinde yer almıştır.  Evli ve iki çocuk annesidir.

Academic Experience

2010 – 2017
Middle East Technical University – PhD
Educational Administration and Planning
Thesis title: Internationalization in Turkish Universities; Contributıons, Conflicts, and Sources of Conflicts: A Multiple Case Study

2004-2007
Middle East Technical University – Master
Educational Administration and Planning
Thesis title:  Students’ and Coordinators’ Views on Effectiveness of the Erasmus Student Exchange Program at METU

1998-2003
Middle East Technical University – Bachelor
Political Science and Public Administration

The courses taught in Middle East Technical University:

  • EDS 115: : Introduction to Education, 2018 September – …..
  • EDS 416: Turkish Educational System and School Management, 2018 February – ……
  • TUR401: Turkish Society and Culture for Exchange Students, 2019 Fall & Spring semester (Course coordinator)
    • Bulut Sahin, B. (2020). The impact of COVID-19 on international offices, University World News: https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200512085220661
    • Bulut Sahin, B., Kondakci, Y. (2018) Internationalization of Academic Practice: Academics’ Perceptions towards Internationalization in Higher Education, 3. International Higher Education Conference Proceedings Book: 93-104, 
    • Kondakçi, Y.; Çaliskan, O.; Bulut Sahin, B.; Yilik M.A. Engin-Demir, C. Regional Internationalization in Higher Education between Turkey and The Balkans, Bilig 78 (Summer 2016): 287-308.
  • Bulut Sahin, B. & Okur, S. (2019). Bir Sistematik Derleme Çalışması: Yükseköğretimde Eylem Araştırmaları. Saracoglu A.S. & Eranıl, A.K. (Eds.). Eğitimde Eylem Araştırmaları: Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık.
  • Democratization of Education Conference
    TED University (20-21 April 2019)
  • Internationalization on Turkish Higher Education Panel
    SETA, Ankara (12 February 2019)
  • The research development workshop for Turkey-US Partnership in the Field of Higher Education
    Konya (10-11 March 2018)
  • “Learning Mobility in Higher Education” Conference
    Czech Republic (5-7 October 2011)
  • Higher Education Studies Association
  • 13. International Educational Administration Conference Organization Commitee Member
  • 3. International Higher Education Studies Conference Scientific Committee Member

Practical Experience

Full Time

Lecturer, Educational Science Department, Middle East Technical University (July 2020 – ……….)

European Mobility Coordinator, Middle East Technical University (November 2016 – July 2020)

Student Mobility Advisor, Middle East Technical University (January 2005 – November 2016)

International Office & Erasmus Coordinator, Atılım University (April 2004 – January 2005)

Career Planning & Alumni Coordinator, Atılım University (July 2003 – January 2005)

Part-time

Lecturer, Educational Science Department, Middle East Technical University (February 2018 – July 2020)

External Expert for Youth Program, Turkish National Agency (June 2008 – December 2018)

  • International Student Mobility Training Program for International Students holding “Turkish Scholarship”
  • COVID-19 Effects on Internationalization in Turkish Higher Education
  • Erasmus, Mobility Programs & Impact for Students
  • Internalization at Home
  • Academic Trends & Orientations in Internationalization
  • Internationalization at Home: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Challenges and Crises in Internationalization & Mobility Programs
  • Basic Strategies for Founding & Managing International Offices
  • European Union, Bologna Process & Higher Education
  • Service Satisfaction of Student Mobility Program Participants (2012-2016)
  • Internationalization of Turkish Higher Education:  An Analysis on Strategic Plans
  • How to Operate International Offices in Turkish Universities
  • 30th year of Erasmus Program: Impacts & Challenges
  • Initiatives Aimed at Supporting Refugee Students and Staff at METU
  • Academic and Administrative Problems in Recognition in Erasmus Program
  • Turkish Education System
  • A Comparative Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Erasmus Services and Satisfaction Levels of Students and Coordinators at METU
  • Internationalization and Employability Skills
  • Academic & Administrative Problems in Recognition in Erasmus Program from the views of international office staff
  • Academic, Economic, Socio-cultural and Personal Problems of Students in Mobility Programs from the views of International Office Staff
  • Academic, Economic, Socio-cultural and Personal Problems of Students in Mobility Programs
2019
  • Eurodesk Coordination Meeting
2018-2017

EURIE (Eurasia Higher Education Summit), İstanbul, 2018
Erasmus Recognition Workshop, Ankara, 2018
Erasmus Project Information Meeting, Ankara 2018
Erasmus Project Information Meeting, Ankara, 2018
Erasmus Project Information Meeting, Çankırı, 2017
Erasmus Project Information Meeting, Antalya, 2017

2016-2013

Youth Project Training, Ankara, 2016
HEIDA Project Meeting, Istanbul (Data driven decision making for internationalization of higher education), 2016
Erasmus Project Information Meeting, Bursa, 2016
Youth Project Training, Ankara, 2015
Erasmus Incoming Students Thematic Meeting, İstanbul 2014
Youth Project Training, Ankara 2014
Diploma Supplement Information Meeting, İstanbul, 2013
Erasmus Project Information Meeting, Elazığ, 2013

2012-2009

Youth Project Training, Antalya, 2012
ECTS Workshop, İstanbul, 2012
Youth Project Training, Antalya, 2011
Youth Project Accreditation Training, Ankara, 2010
Farabi Project Information Meeting, Erzurum, 2010
Farabi Project Information Meeting, Ankara, 2009
Erasmus Project Information Meeting, Gaziantep, 2009
Farabi Project Information Meeting, Eskişehir, 2009

2008-2006

Erasmus Project Information Meeting, Trabzon, 2008
Youth Project Training, Ankara, 2008
Erasmus Project Information Meeting, Isparta, 2006

2005
  • Bologna Process Information Meeting, Ankara
  • ECTS Information Meeting, Ankara
  • ECTS Workshop, Eskişehir
  • Bologna Process 1.Regional Meeting, Ankara
  • Erasmus Central Projects Information Meeting, Ankara
2004
  • Erasmus Contact Seminar, Ankara
  • Leonardo da Vinci Program Information Meeting, Ankara
  • Erasmus Project Information Meeting, Ankara
  • Comenius and Lingua Programs Information Meeting, Ankara
  • Erasmus Project Information Meeting, Eskişehir
2019 - 2017

2019
Erasmus Staff Training, Belgium
2018
ERACON Conference, Spain
NAFSA Conference, USA
2017
UNICA International Relations Office Staff Meeting, Denmark
Erasmus Staff Training, South Korea
EAIE Conference, Spain

2015 - 2011

2015
EAIE Conference, Scotland
2014
Erasmus Staff Training, Germany
2013
Erasmus Staff Training, Germany
2011
Edu Espana Cooperation Meeting, Spain
Erasmus Mundus Project Meeting, Austria
Erasmus Mundus Project Meeting, Macedonia

2010 - 2006

2010
Erasmus Mundus Project Meeting, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Erasmus Mundus Project Meeting, Romania
ERACON Conference, Austria
Erasmus Mundus Project Meeting, Slovenia
2009
Erasmus Staff Training, Italy
Erasmus Mundus Project Meeting, Austria
Erasmus Mundus Project Meeting, France
EAIE Conference, Spain
2006
EAIE Conference, Switzerland

  • Turkish National Agency Working Group Member (2017-2020)
  • Turkish National Agency, Recognition Group Member (2019)

Blog

The impact of COVID-19 on international offices (This article has been published in University World News on May 16, 2020*)

The COVID-19 crisis has had a massive impact on higher education institutions, in particular international professionals in universities. With 209 higher education institutions hosting approximately eight million students, Turkey has

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