Our University is Ready for the Paperless Erasmus (EWP) Process

As a result of the joint work carried out by AFSU Department of Information Technologies and AFSU International Relations Application and Research Center, Afyonkarahisar Health Sciences University took its place among the universities participating in the home institution or service provider network operated by the YETKİM Identity Federation. With this participation, an important step has been taken for the transition to the “Erasmus Without Paper” process.

With the Paperless Erasmus (EWP) project, it is aimed to minimize the use of paper with digitalization in the mobility between higher education institutions in the whole European network. Therefore, it has been decided to use the EduGAIN authorization service, which is established and operated by the European Academic Network GEANT, so that member higher education institutions can share student mobility data. ETKİM, the identity federation for higher education and research institutions in Turkey and managed by TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM, is part of the eduGAIN infrastructure of the European Academic Network.

Users of institutions participating in the YETKİM federation will have the opportunity to access different web services with their corporate identity information, regardless of their location. With the participation of federations operated by education and research networks of 73 different countries, more than 2,600 identity providers and more than 1,800 service providers were gathered under the same roof.

The Paperless Erasmus (EWP) process includes important changes such as the digital signing of students’ learning agreements (2021) and the online management of inter-institutional agreements (2022) in the new period covering the years of Erasmus 2021-2027.Afyonkarahisar Health Sciences University has been included in the YETKİM federation as an identity provider and service provider since September 22, 2021.

What is YETKİM?

YETKİM is the identity federation for higher education and research institutions in Turkey. Identity federation provides an authentication and authorization infrastructure for web resources. With this infrastructure, access to inter-institutional web resources becomes simple and secure. People can access many web resources with their credentials in their own institutions.

YETKİM is the identity federation established for higher education and research institutions affiliated to the National Academic Network ULAKNET. YETKİM provides authentication and authorization infrastructure for web resources with Single Sign-on (SSO) method. With this infrastructure, access to inter-institutional web resources becomes simple and secure.

SSO is an authentication and authorization mechanism that provides access to all services with a single sign-on with a single user. While this method simplifies user name and password management for users, it also reduces the effort required for system administration. Thus, users are provided with access to different services such as e-mail, library and student system in a single step.

You can find more detailed information about YETKİM here. For YETKİM Participants https://yetkim.org.tr/katilimcilar/