Summer School 2019: Highly-Skilled and Student Mobility in the Age of Selective Migration

Applications are now open for the MiReKoc International Summer School 2019

This year, Migration Research Center at Koç University (MiReKoc) collaborates with the Bright Futures Project Team to organize the 9th MiReKoc International Summer School, which will be held between June 30 and July 12, 2019 at Koç University, Istanbul on the theme of cross-border highly-skilled and student mobility. With a multidisciplinary perspective, the International Summer School program focuses on theoretical, methodological and thematic aspects of highly skilled and student migration and elaborates on the following questions: How to theorize these movements in relation to migrant selectivity? What are the directions and patterns of these movements? What are the drivers of these flows? What are the regulations, policies, and strategies of national governments, international organizations, companies, and universities regarding these movements? What are the outcomes and effects of these movements for individuals themselves, origin and destination countries?

The Summer School is designed for PhD and graduate students as well as junior experts in the field. The programme includes two weeks of lectures and discussion which will be led by a distinguished international faculty members and experts in the field. The participants will have the chance of sharing their research agendas and ideas with these scholars in an interactive environment. The Summer School is conducted in English and reading materials that will be assigned for each course are also in English. The fee for the program is 1300 Euros covering lectures, course materials, food and accommodation or 650 Euros with self-accommodation. Only some partial scholarships are available for those who are unable to make full payment. A certificate is provided upon successful completion of the programme. Additional requirements are required on those participants who seek course credit.
Confirmed Lecturers Include: Opening Lecture by Honourable Mr. Marc Innes-Brown, Australian Ambassador to Turkey
Dr Özlem Altan-Olcay, Koç University, Istanbul, TurkeyDr Héctor Cebolla Boado, UNED | Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, SpainProf Mathias Czaika, Danube University Krems, AustriaDr Güneş Ertan, Koç University, Istanbul, TurkeyJean-Pierre Garson, Former Head of International Migration Division, Paris, France, OECDProf Ahmet İçduygu, Koç University, Istanbul, TurkeyDr Malasree Neepa Acharya, University of Delaware, USADr Çağlar Özden, World Bank, Washington DC, USADr Dorothee Schneider, University of Essex, UKProf Nasra M. Shah, Kuwait University, KuwaitProf Yasemin Soysal, University of Essex, UKDr Ulaş Sunata, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, TurkeyProf Biao Xiang, University of Oxford, UKDr Zeynep Yanaşmayan, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Berlin, Germany
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Deadline for application is midnight GMT on 10 May 2019.