MiReKoc 2019 International Summer School Program

“Highly-Skilled and Student Mobility in the Age of Selective Migration”

30 June – 12 July, 2019

The classes are held in lecture room Student Center 106. It is in the first floor of Koc University, Student Center.

 

Confirmed Lecturers Include:

 

Opening Lecture by the Honourable Mr. Marc Innes-Brown, Australian Ambassador to Turkey
Ms Melissa Abache, Global Engagement Manager, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey
Dr Özlem Altan-Olcay, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
Dr Héctor Cebolla Boado, UNED | Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain
Prof Mathias Czaika, Danube University Krems, Austria
Dr Murat Demirci, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
Dr Güneş Ertan, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
Dr Enes Efendioğlu, Turks Abroad and Related Communities, Ankara, Turkey
Jean-Pierre Garson, Former Head of International Migration Division, Paris, France, OECD
Prof Ahmet İçduygu, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
Dr Malasree Neepa Acharya, University of Delaware, USA
Dr Çağlar Özden, World Bank, Washington DC, USA
Dr Dorothee Schneider, University of Essex, UK
Prof Nasra M. Shah, Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan
Prof Yasemin Soysal, University of Essex, UK
Dr Ulaş Sunata, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, Turkey
Dr Zeynep Yanaşmayan, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Berlin, Germany 
Dr Ayselin Yıldız, Yaşar University, Izmir, Turkey

 

Sunday, June 30, 2019 Arrival at Koç University (for those staying at university dormitories)

 

Monday, July 1, 2019 – Koç University, İstanbul

 

Insights on Highly Skilled Migration

 

10:00-11:00 – Welcoming Remarks by Ahmet İçduygu, Koç University and Yasemin Soysal, Essex University
11:00-12:00 – Opening Speech by Honourable Marc Innes Brown, Ambassador of Australia
12:00-13:30 – Lunch: Koc University Cafeteria
13:30-14:15 – Keynote Speech, by Yasemin Soysal, Essex University,
Transnational Aspirations of the Highly Educated and Skilled
14:15-14:30 – Coffee Break
14:30-15:15 – Discussion Session led by Yasemin Soysal, Essex University

 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 – Koç University, İstanbul 

 

Data Collection, Global Trends and Projections for the Future of Highly Skilled and Student Migration

 

09:30-10:30 – Lecture by Jean-Pierre Garson, Former Head of International Migration Division, OECD
International Migration of the Highly Skilled and Students:  Global Context, Challenges and Prospects for Economic Development.
10:30-10:45 – Coffee Break
10:45-11:45 – Discussion session led by Jean-Pierre Garson, Former Head of International Migration Division, OECD
11:45-13:15 – Lunch: Koç University Cafeteria
13:15-14:30 – MiReKoc Team Presentations
14:30-14:45 – Coffee Break
14:45-15:45 – Lecture by Çağlar Özden, World Bank
Assigned Reading: Çağlar Özden, Moving for Prosperity: Global Migration and Labor Markets, Chapter 5 http://www.worldbank.org/en/research/publication/moving-for-prosperity
15:45-16:00 – Coffee Break
16:00-17:00 – Discussion session led by Çağlar Özden, World Bank
19.15 – Bus Leaves from Koç University, Rumelifeneri Campus
All participants and lecturers are invited to dinner at Garaj Restaurant, Tarabya

 

 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 – Koç University, İstanbul 

                                                  

Impact of State Policy-Making on High Skilled and Student Mobility

 

09:30-10:30 – Lecture by Mathias Czaika, Danube University Krems
10:30-10:45 – Coffee Break
10:45-11:45 – Discussion session led by Mathias Czaika, Danube University Krems
11:45-13:15 – Lunch: Koç University Cafeteria
13:15-14:30 – Workshop 1_ Thematic Presentations and Discussion
Nella Geurts, Radboud University, Netherlands
The Integration Paradox Revisited: Structural Position as Stimulus or Stumbling Block?
14:30-14:45 – Coffee Break
14:45-15:45 – Lecture by Zeynep Yanaşmayan, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Migration of Highly Educated Turkish Citizens to Europe
15:45-16:00 – Coffee Break
16:00-17:00 – Discussion session led by Zeynep Yanaşmayan, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

 

Thursday, July 4, 2019 – Koç University, İstanbul 

 

International Higher Education and Student Mobility

 

09:30-10:30 – Lecture by Dorothee Schneider, University of Essex
10:30-10:45 – Coffee Break
10:45-11:45 – Discussion session led by Dorothee Schneider, University of Essex
11:45-12:00 – Coffee Break
12:00-13:00 – Workshop 2_ Thematic Presentations and Discussion
Oleksandra Slobodian, CEDOS Think Tank, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine
Ukrainian Students Migration to Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Slovak Republic: Human Capital Perspectives

 

Friday, July 5, 2019 – Koç University, İstanbul 

 

Practitioner’s Views on Highly-Skilled and Student Mobility

 

09:30-10:30 – Presentation by Adnan Göncü, Representative of TUBITAK, Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey
10:30-10:45 – Coffee Break
10:45-11:45 – Presentation by Enes Efendioğlu, Turks Abroad and Related Communities
11:45-13:15 – Lunch: Koç University Cafeteria
13:15-14:15 – Presentation by Melissa Abache, Global Engagement Manager, Koc University
14:15-14:30 – Coffee Break
14:30-15:45 – Workshop 3_ Thematic Presentations and Discussion
Guzal Sultankhodjaeva, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
A Special Role of International Students in Japanese Labor Market
Dalma Forgacs, Istanbul University, Turkey
International Students and International relations: Post-return Ties of Internationally Mobile Students

 

Saturday, July 6, 2019 – Koç University, İstanbul   

 

Free Day

 

Sunday, July 7, 2019 – Koç University, İstanbul    

 

Free Day

 

Monday, July 8, 2019 – Koç University, İstanbul  

 

Methodological approaches to migrant selectivity among the highly educated and skilled

 

09:30-10:30 – Lecture by Héctor Cebolla Boado, UNED | Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid
10:30-10:45 – Coffee Break
10:45-11:45 – Discussion session led by Héctor Cebolla Boado, UNED | Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid
11:45-13:15 – Lunch: Koç University Cafeteria
13:15-14:30 – Workshop 4_ Thematic Presentations and Discussion
Hakan Kılıç, Danube University Krems
The Role of Migration Policy Developments for Highly Skilled Return Migration from Austria to Turkey.
Aylin Huri Kuyucu, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain
Highly skilled Turkish citizens in Barcelona: Understanding their motivations for leaving Turkey and choosing Barcelona
14:30-14:45 – Coffee Break
14:45-15:45 – Lecture by Güneş Ertan, Koç University
15:45-16:00 – Coffee Break
16:00-17:00 – Discussion session led by Güneş Ertan, Koç University

 

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 – Koç University, İstanbul   

 

A Regional Focus: Perceptions from the Middle East and India

 

09:30-10:30 – Lecture by Malasree Neepa Acharya, University of Delaware
10:30-10:45 – Coffee Break
10:45-11:45 – Discussion session led by Malasree Neepa Acharya, University of Delaware
11:45-13:15 – Lunch: Koç University Cafeteria
13:15-14:00 – Workshop 5_ Thematic Presentations and Discussion
Yusra Alshanqityi, Fordham School of Law
Highly-Skilled Migrants in the Healthcare Sector in Saudi Arabia: A Proposal
14:00-14:15 – Coffee Break
14:15-15:15 – Lecture by Nasra Shah, Lahore School of Economics
Highly skilled migration to the Gulf: Issues, Policies, and Numbers
15:15-15:30 – Coffee Break
15:30-16:30 – Discussion session led by Nasra Shah, Lahore School of Economics

 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

 

The Role of Visa Policy in Retaining (or Losing) Foreign STEM Graduates in the Labor Market

 

09:30-10:30 – Lecture by Murat Demirci, Koc University
10:30-10:45 – Coffee Break
10:45-11:45 – Discussion session led by Murat Demirci, Koc University

Half a day of Social Activities

12:15 – Bus Leaves for a Visit to Rahmi M. Koc Museum and Reception in the Paşabahçe Vapuru

 

Thursday, July 11, 2019 – Koç University, İstanbul   

 

A Sociological Approach to Highly Skilled Migration

 

09:30-10:30 – Lecture by Özlem Altan-Olcay, Koç University
The American Passport in Turkey: Identity and Belonging in the Age of Global Empire
10:30-10:45 – Coffee Break
10:45-11:45 – Discussion session led by Özlem Altan-Olcay, Koç University
11:45-13:15 – Lunch: Koç University Cafeteria
13:15-14:30 – Workshop 6_ Thematic Presentations and Discussion
Sevda Arslan, University of Notre Dame, USA
Zazas Unbound: Linguistic, Religious, and Everyday Transnationalism in the Shadows of Turkish, Kurdish, and German Identities
Emrah Yıldırım University of Bath, UK
Sociological Perspectives on Research Contribution (RC) of International PhD Students in the Context of UK Higher Education
14:30-14:45 – Coffee Break
14:45-15:45 – Lecture by Ulaş Sunata, Bahçeşehir University
Social Status Changes and Paradoxes in Brain Migration
15:45-16:00 – Coffee Break
16:00-17:00 – Discussion session led by Ulaş Sunata, Bahçeşehir University

 

Friday, July 12, 2019 – Koç University, İstanbul   

 

Integration of Highly-Skilled and Student Migrants: Challenges and Opportunities

 

09:30-10:30 – Lecture by Ayselin Yıldız, Yaşar University
10:30-10:45 – Coffee Break
10:45-11:45 – Discussion session led by Ayselin Yıldız, Yaşar University
11:45-12:00 – Coffee Break
12:00-12:45 – Workshop 7_ Thematic Presentations and Discussion
Feyza Köseoğlu Darılmaz, Koç University, Turkey
What Moves the Highly Skilled and Why? Comparing Turkish Nationals in Canada and Germany, Saime Ozcurumez and Deniz Yetkin Aker, International Migration Vol. 54 (3) 2016
12:45-13:15 – Closing Remarks by Ahmet İçduygu, Koç University