COMMITTEES' MEMBER PARTICIPANT INSTITUTIONS
Association for Struggle with Hypophosphatasia Disease
(Hipofosfatazya Hastalıgı Ile Mücadele Dernegi – Abbreviation: Hifo-DER)
Hifo-DER was founded in Turkey in December 2019 to create awareness for Hypophosphatasia Disease which is a rare disease in the world.
It is difficult to diagnose and treat individuals who have rare diseases. For this reason, patients and patient relatives have various problems. There are limited medications to cure these diseases and it is not easy to have these medications called “orphan medication”. To involve closely and find solutions to problems of patients who have rare diseases and their relatives is both responsibility of our state and also civil society. It is necessary to raise awareness of civil society and to strengthen civil initiatives about rare diseases.
For the above-mentioned requirements, Hifo-DER was founded to spread personal awareness of a mother who aims to struggle with this disease after years of misdiagnosis, diagnosis, and treatment of her son, who was born in 2007, diagnosed with “Hypophosphatasia” in January 2019.
Our mission is, first of all, to gather all individuals who were affected by Hypophosphatasia disease like my son and then, to provide information and support to the families for solving their problems thereby creating awareness to various problems of these individuals. Secondly, to bridge via releasing to the public scientific researches about Hypophosphatasia disease which is performed in national and international level. We aim to promote studies over diagnosis of the disease and different forms and treatment methods of the disease, also contribute to researches, help to patients to access to the treatment methods which will be developed in the future.
We highlight to raise a smile individuals who suffer from the rare disease by supporting them, to support the studies which prevent emerging of diseases while a baby in the womb, briefly the importance of collaboration via doing our best for the struggle.
Ankara University is a university that lives with its city, takes advantage of all the facilities it offers, and offers its own facilities and services to Ankara and carries out its activities in 36 different campuses. It has high-qualified academic staff who has teaching or education experiences in foreign universities with a high publishing potential.
It is part of the European Union Lifelong Learning / Erasmus Program. Within the framework of this program, our students can study and do internships at EU Universities on the basis of student exchange. It was accepted as a European University after successfully examining and monitoring of the European University Association represents 800 universities in Europe.
It offers students the opportunity to undertake international internships and exchange programs such as IAESTE and AISEC all over the world from Japan to the USA or from the Republic of South Africa to Russia. Besides, Ankara University was selected as “Research University” with 10 universities in Turkey by the Council of Higher Education on 26th of September in 2017, still keeps selected title.
Students have the opportunity to do a wide range of sports from fencing to badminton or from mountain climbing to swimming.
Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences
The Hochschule Niederrhein is one of the largest and top-performing universities for applied sciences in Germany. We open up perspectives, and with academic training that is geared to the future alongside problem-focused and transfer-oriented research, we ensure that our graduates are in demand on the labour market.
In the German university landscape we are a renowned educational and research institution. With ten faculties, campuses in Krefeld and Mönchengladbach and around 14,200 students, we are an important contact for companies from the region when it comes to research and transfer.
Our approximately 80 Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes cover a broad spectrum of subjects and are tailored to the needs of the region. The Krefeld South campus is the seat of the faculties of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical and Process Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Health Care. The faculties of Chemistry and Design are at home at the Krefeld West campus. Mönchengladbach is the seat of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, the largest faculty of the university, as well as the faculties of Food, Nutrition and Hospitality Sciences, Applied Social Sciences and Textile and Clothing Technology.
Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences
Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences (UAS) is a dynamic and growing university of applied sciences known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education and its close links with the business world. We offer bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes that have a strong practical focus within the fields of business, law, and engineering.
Aschaffenburg UAS’ programmes are fully accredited and place exceptionally well in German university rankings. Close collaboration with German and international corporations as well as international university partnerships ensure that students gain practical knowledge and international experience, enhancing their prospects for successful careers in today’s demanding global market.
Aschaffenburg UAS is a university of applied sciences, one of the two main types of higher education institution in Germany. While traditional universities are very theoretically oriented, universities of applied sciences have a more practical outlook and focus on teaching professional skills. Both types of institution are able to issue bachelor’s and master’s degrees. However, universities of applied sciences do not independently issue doctoral degrees; instead, their focus lies in close cooperation and interaction with businesses, industry, and service providers, especially on a regional level. In keeping with this foundation, degree programmes at Aschaffenburg UAS combine academic studies, on-the-job training, and a period of specialisation culminating in a final thesis.
Aschaffenburg UAS is located in the heart of Germany’s Frankfurt-Rhine-Main business region, home to nearly 400,000 companies, 40 international trade fairs, and 30 higher education institutions. This strategic location allows us to cultivate mutually beneficial partnerships with hundreds of companies both local and international. Students have extensive opportunities for part-time jobs, internships, and post-graduation employment, and researchers will find the region ideal for partnered projects.