EURAS Webinar Series

EURAS ONLINE WORKSHOP

POST CONFLICT CAPACITY BUILDING AND EDUCATION

As EURAS-Eurasian Universities Union, we are pleased to host an online workshop on “Post Conflict Capacity Building and Education” on 28th of July, 2020 at 14:00-17:00 (Istanbul Time-GMT+3) on Zoom.

Registration:

Participants need to pre-register from here https://forms.gle/MY2FqGPyekTcEwGK8

Content:

One of the biggest challenges in a post-conflict process of normalization rises in the area of education. Libya, amongst many other similar examples of conflict countries sooner or later will face this challenge and will have to come up with a road map for a solid future of prosperity and peace. Our effort at EURAS together with our workshop partner -IAU AFRICA Research Center also revealed that an international comparative multidisciplinary approach, studying cross sectional and cross sectoral post-conflict set-up is a necessity. It is also the case with many examples of post conflict capacity building efforts and the role education played thereof, starting from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Afghanistan, from Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Libya to Yemen.

Education and capacity building are two areas that are intermingled very strongly. This is even more strongly pronounced in many war torn places of the World. It has been so throughout history as we are presented with many fine examples of post conflict capacity building efforts and the role education played thereof, starting from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Afghanistan, from Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen. We would like to ground some of the experiences with capacity building and develop a thorough understanding of what it involves by looking at each individual case. In this sense we would like call upon our members at EURAS and international universities to join us in exploring past experiences to form a conceptual background, to find common treads, scope, context and breadth of capacity building and education.

Workshop Academic Partner:

Istanbul Aydin University Afrikam Research Center

Context: Education, Post-Conflict Resolution, Capacity Building, Development, Innovation, Online teaching

Moderator:

Prof. Dr. Sedat Aybar, Istanbul Aydin University Afrikam Research Center (If you wish to join as a presenter, please liaise with the moderator – Prof. Dr. Sedat Aybar at [email protected])

Invited Speakers:

Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Aydin, President, EURAS

Prof. Dr. Sabuhuddin Hadzialic, UNINETTUNO, Rome,

Prof. Dr. Rashed Mahmud Titumir, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Edna Adan Ismail, President of Edna Adan Hospital Foundation, Foreign Minister of Somaliland (2003 – 2006)

Mr. Marcello Scalisi, Director, UNIMED – Mediterranean Universities Union

Mr. Habimana Emmanuel,
Education Infrastructure Specialist, Ministry of Education, Republic of Rwanda, Kigali

HRH Zolani Mkiva, African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament, Pretoria, South Africa

Mr. Andrew Allimadi, United Nations, New York 

H.E. Williams Nkurunziza, Ambassador of Rwanda in Ankara

Dr. Aydın Nurhan, Ambassador (R), Permanent Representative of OIC to Afghanistan, (2013-2017)

Mr. Chelopas Wanyonyi Chelosi, Executive Director, Core Health and Wealth International (CoreHW), Kenya

Dr. Liz Ngang, Independent Researcher, Nairobi, Kenya

We appreciate if you join us to share your knowledge, experience and approach to this vital topic. We will be trying to answer the questions of;

  • To what extent post-conflict education is informed by the pre-conflict;
  •  To what extent post-conflict education is uniquely local;
  • To what extent online education can be instrumental to overcome difficulties;
  • To what extent universal standards in teaching and research can be achieved;
  • To what extent good governance can be established and what are the challenges;
  • To what extent innovation and entrepreneurship put in place;
  • To what extent international recognition can be reached;

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EURAS Online Event

As EURAS-Eurasian Universities Union, we are pleased to host an International Panel of Expert Speakers on the topic of “How COVID-19 is Transforming International Education” on 8th of July, 2020 at 15:00 (Istanbul Time-GMT+3) on Zoom for EURAS Members.

EURAS Member Universities’ representatives need to pre-register from here https://forms.gle/BsaSsDxpojE8X9ZK7

“How COVID-19 is Transforming International Education”

Panelists

Prof. Dr. Zainuddin ABD MANAN

Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academics and International, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Abdul Manan is the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Vice President) of Academics and International of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).  He is a professor of chemical engineering, the founding director of UTM Process Systems Engineering Centre (PROSPECT), founding Dean of the UTM Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering, founder of UTM Sustainable Energy Management Program, the founder of OPTIMISE Sdn Bhd (a UTM spin-off company) and the founder of UTM Synergy 4.0 Transformation Program. He began his career as an engineer in PETRONAS and Hume Industries and has been an academic leader, educator, researcher, consultant and professional coach for 25 years. He completed over 100 R & D & consultancy projects, has numerous patents and more than 450 publications that include 15 books/chapters, more than 200 refereed journals and 220 conference proceedings on sustainable engineering of resources (energy, power, water, emissions & materials) (Scopus H-Index:33; Google H-Index: 41)


Sirin MYLES

International Education Consultant and Coach, UK

Sirin provides independent Consultancy and Coaching services. As a consultant, Sirin typically works with managers and leaders who are working within the international education sector to meet ambitious targets. Sirin utilises her knowledge and leadership experience of over 20 years in the international education sector, and applies her coaching skills to identify and understand clients’ real needs and organisational priorities, to create evidence-based, bespoke, workable and outcome-focused road maps and plans. Sirin specialises in global engagement strategy, student recruitment, the marketing of international teaching partnerships, effective management of agents, training and the building of internal capabilities, and always with a focus on internal buy-in for successful creation and delivery of strategies and plans. Her regional expertise include Central Asia, Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and East Asia. As the MD of SMyles Consultancy and Coaching, Sirin works with distinguished associates to bring her clients the essential expertise and knowledge to provide the best service to match their needs. 


Konstantin PLATONOV

Associate Head of International Office, HSE University – St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

Mr. Platonov has over 12 years of experience in International Education Management and global projects. He worked as Head of International Office of Saint-Petersburg University, the oldest university of Russia. He was Fulbright Foundation fellow at Columbia University in New York and he also worked for Olympic Games in Sochi and FIFA World Cup in Russia. Today, Mr. Platonov works as Associate Head of International Office of HSE University in Saint-Petersburg, one of the most dynamic universities in modern Russia. He oversees international partnerships and international student experience.



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EURAS Webinar III

As EURAS-Eurasian Universities Union, we are pleased to organize our 3rd EURAS Webinar on Higher Education Post-COVID19.

The webinar will take place on 21st of May at 17:00 (Istanbul Time – GMT+3) (16:00 CET) on Zoom. Participants will receive the link to join Zoom Webinar after we review their request.  Participants are required to download Zoom app in advance and join the webinar 5 -10 minutes earlier to minimize last minute issues.

Registration

— Registration is now closed. Thanks for your interest. EURAS webinar recording will be shared on EURAS website and EURAS youtube account later.

Guest Speaker

Dr. Osman Özturgut

Guest Speaker Bio

Dr. Osman Özturgut is the Dean of Extended University and Associate Vice President for International Programs at California State University-Channel Islands (CSUCI). He is responsible for providing chief administrative oversight to all self-support academic programs and responsible for broad academic affairs and university-wide initiatives including leadership of international programs. Prior to arriving at CSUCI, Dr. Özturgut was the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio, Texas. At UIW, he provided leadership in policy development, support for implementation and assessment of policies related to research and graduate education, including masters, doctoral, and professional programs.

Content

While we have been expecting changes in higher education in the U.S., COVID-19 has been a catalyst for the change to occur much earlier than anticipated. Whether it is the move to virtual instruction or move to virtual operations, higher education will significantly change in the US and across the world sooner than later. This session will explore the new trends in higher education and the impact of COVID19 on higher education institutions’ strategic planning.

For more information-assistance and webinar suggestions

Pinar ELBASAN

General Coordinator

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EURAS Webinar II 

As EURAS-Eurasian Universities Union, we are pleased to organize our 2nd EURAS Webinar on “Snapshot Surveys: International Office Best practices during COVID-19.”  

The webinar will take place on 12th of May at 18:00 (Istanbul Time – GMT+3) (17:00 CET on Zoom. Participants will receive the link to join Zoom Webinar after we review your request. Participants are required to download Zoom app in advance and join the webinar 5 -10 minutes earlier to minimize last minute issues.  

Registration

Registration is now closed. Thanks for your interest. EURAS webinar recording will be shared on EURAS website and EURAS youtube account later.

Guest Speaker

Dr. Ivor Emmanuel

Guest Speaker Bio

Dr. Emmanuel has served as the Director of the Berkeley International Office since 2003. In this capacity, he provides leadership and management oversight for about 14,000 inbound international students, scholars, faculty and employees.  Prior to that, he held a similar position at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where he also obtained his doctorate in Higher Education.  Dr Emmanuel has held leadership roles with NAFSA: Association of International Educators including serving as Vice President for Professional Development and member at large of the Board of Directors.s. 

Content

International Student Retention Strategies During COVID-19 – A data driven approach.
We are living in a world profoundly different than the one just a few months ago.  For international education professionals, it entails different strategies to support and retain international students.  But we need information.  With the sudden onset of local and national shelter in place requirements many students scrambled to return to their home countries.  But exactly how many did so, and of those who remained, how were they coping and what were they planning about their future?   This brief presentation will cover a snapshot survey of international students at the University of California, Berkeley and what measures are being put in place to support that community.

For more information-assistance and webinar suggestions

Pinar ELBASAN
General Coordinator
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EURAS WEBINAR – I

EURAS WEBINAR ON COVID 19: ECONOMIC CONTINUITY AND DYNAMICS FOR CHANGE 

28 April 2020

As EURAS-Eurasian Universities Union, we are pleased to organize EURAS Webinar on COVID 19: Economic Continuity and Dynamics for Change.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday, 28 April 2020 at 15:00 (Turkish Time-GMT+3) (14:00 CET) on Zoom.

Participants will receive the link to join Zoom Webinar. Participants are required to download Zoom app in advance and join the webinar 5 -10 minutes earlier to minimize last minute issues.

Registration

Registration is now closed. Thanks for your interest. EURAS webinar recording will be shared on EURAS website and EURAS youtube account later.

Speaker

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Sedat AYBAR

Speaker Bio

Head of Dept.of Economics and Finance, Director of Africa and China Study Centers, Istanbul Aydın University. He obtained his Masters and PhD degrees from University of London, SOAS. Published on Development Economics, Central Bank Independence, Economies of Africa, China and Turkey. His work translated into Korean, Chinese, Greek, Spanish, Portuguese and Turkish. 

Content

Bio-economic crisis will lead to fundamental changes in our life by having profound impact on globalization, poverty and environmental arrangements. We refer to global power game, role of international institutions and dynamics of technological revolution. We try to answer the question, “whether the world governance structures will continue business as usual”. 

For more information-assistance and webinar suggestions

Pinar ELBASAN

General Coordinator

[email protected]