Educational Capacity Strengthening for Risk Managment of Non-native Aquatic Species in Western Balkans - RiskMan



Mugla Sıtkı Koçman University

Project Coordinator

Partner Description: Mugla Sıtkı Koçman University (MSKU), founded in 1992 as Mugla University, is a comprehensive and progressive state university situated in Mugla Metropolitan City Area (Aegean Region of Turkey). Since its establishment, MSKU has been in pursuit of quality higher education and research in order to contribute to the sociocultural, scientific, and technological development of Turkey. Currently, MSKU includes 21 faculties, 4 Graduate Schools and 13 vocational schools located in the city center and also in different districts. The university services over 44500 students and employs over 1500 full time academic staff. Students of MSKU receive education and training through modern curriculums in compliance with ECTS, from a young and dynamic team of academics mostly with international backgrounds and approaches. Regional, national, and international research projects are conducted in which students can participate and gain professional and scientific experiences. MSKU participates in EU Programmes as well as other global partnerships and exchange programmes and hosts about 1200 International students from over 60 different countries. MSKU is one of the most important shareholders of the region in terms of producing and spreading the knowledge for both public and private sector. By this memorandum it is emphasized that university- industry relationship as a part of Public-Private Partnership are at the forefront of the university and other shareholders. MSKU always emphasized the importance of this kind of relations for regional development and by the regional SMEs, they are working to transform the values of our region into projects that can be branded. .

Role in The Project: High qualified academic Staff from Fisheries, Science and Economy&Management Faculties are involved in the project. The staff have all the qualities and skills to coordinate the Project Consortium to achieve the Project goals in the best way. More specifically, MSKU will lead the WP4 and WP8 and will co-lead all the other WPs.