Ayselin YILDIZ Yaşar University


Ayselin YILDIZ
Yasar University
Department of International Relations
Üniversite Caddesi, No:35-37,  35100 Bornova,  Izmir/ Turkiye
Tel: +90 232 570 88 51 Fax: +90 232 570 70 00

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Faculty Member, Yasar University, International Relations Department

UNESCO Chairholder on “International Migration” (2016-2020)
Founder and Director, European Union Research Center (2005-2015)
Independent Expert/Evaluator for EU projects

Trainer on EU Grants and Project Management
Team Europe Speakers Group (TESG)

Academic Studies: EU-Turkey Relations, EU Migration and Asylum Policy, Europeanization, Border Management, EU Enlargement, External Relations of the EU, Europeanization, EU-Morocco Relations, European research and innovation policy

Administrative Specilization Areas: EU Grants, Project Planning and Management (Project Cycle Management Trainer), EU Education and Youth Programmes, Bologna Process, International Network Developing, external evaluator for EU funded projects

Project Management Experience: 16 years (since 2002)

Middle East Technical University, International Relations, PhD
Middle East Technical University, MSc, European Studies
Dokuz Eylul University, BSc,International Relations
Bornova Anatolian Highschool (Eng)

Research Fellow:
University of Pittsburgh, EUCE/ESC, 2015 (USA)
University of California Berkeley, EU Center of Excellence, 2009 (USA)
Wageningen University, 2004 (Netherlands)

Teaching experience

Undergraduate Courses

Teaching Abroad/Invited Lectures

  • University of Peloponnese, Greece, “Migration in the Mediterranean: Lessons from the Syrian Refugee Crisis” and “Turkey’s Foreign Policy and Aspirations to be a Regional Power in the Med.?”, (Two days for each year since 2015)
  • University of Pittsburgh, Global Studies Center: “Turkey : A regional power within its everlasting  accession quest to the EU?”, March 22, 2015
  • University of Pittsburgh Dep.of Sociology “EU’s Immigration and Asylum Policy”, Invited lecture; the course “Sociology of Immigration”, April 16, 2015
  • University of Peloponnese, Greece “Migration in the Mediterranean: A Security Challenge?” November 28, 2014
  • Artevelde Hogeschool, Belgium, “Geopolitical Approaches in Europe”, 6-10 December 2010
  • University of Athens, Greece, “EU Project Management and Reporting”, 29 May-5 June 2008
  • Hogeschool Artevelde, Gent, Belgium “European Enlargement and Turkey” and “Terrorism, PKK and Armenian Issue”, 2007
  • University of Applied Sciences , Hochschule Bremen , Germany : “ Preparing and monitoring EU funded Projects”, 2006
  • University of Zaragoza, EU-Turkey Relations, 2005
  • University of Rome , La Sapienza , Italy ,“Prospects for the Accession of Turkey to the EU”, 2004



Yıldız, A. 2016.”The European Union’s Immigration Policy: Managing Migration in Turkey and Morocco”. Palgrave Macmillan

Book Flyer

Book Chapters


Research Reports

Projects Coordinated, Involved and Consulted

  • Analysis of Removal/Readmission Centers, 2018
  • Integrating Syrians into Turkish Higher Education through Recognition of Qualifications, Coordinator, 2018,   (HOPES MADAD Programme), 2017-2018
  • “Inclusion in or Exclusion from Turkish Labour Market? An Ethnographic Analysis on Syrian refugees in İzmir”, Coordinator, August 2017-February 2018, Yasar University Research Project (BAP)
  • IOM, “Perception of Smuggling Business and on Decision Making Processes of Migrants” IOM, 2016-2017, Academic Coordinator
  • Jean Monnet Module, “EU Grants and Project Management”, Coordinator
  • Erasmus+ Key Action 2, “Developing Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor Programes in European Research Area”, Expert Counselling (Coordinator: Yasar University), 2014
  • Erasmus+ Key Action 2, “Opening More Employment Gates for Art and Music Students” Expert Counselling (Coordinator: Yasar University) 2014
  • Jean Monnet Module, “EU Grants and Project Management”, Project Coordinator, 2014-17
  • 7th Framework, FP7-ENERGY-2013-1 ENERGY.2013.2.9.1,“Research cooperation in renewable energy technologies for electricity generation”, 2013
  • 7th Framework, FP7-2013-NMP-ENV-EeB EeB.NMP.2013-6, “Energy efficient & cost competitive retrofitting solutions for shopping buildings”, 2013
  • 7th Framework Marie Currie IRSES Programme: “Transatlantic Perspectives in a Changing Global Context: Multilateralism through Regionalism” Partner Coordinator, 2012-15
  • Erasmus Multilateral Programme: “UBIcamp: Integrated Solution to Virtual Mobility Barriers”, Partner Coordinator, 2012-14
  • Leonardo da Vinci, Transfer of Innovation Program: “Developing Case Based Vocational Training for Innovation Management”, Partner Coordinator, 2013-15
  • LLP/Intensive Programmes: “EU-Waste: Legal Regulations and Implementation on E-Waste in EU” Expert Counselling (Coordinator: Yasar University), 2012-13
  • LLP/Intensive Programmes: “European Perspectives on Cultural Codes in Art” Expert Counselling (Coordinator: Yasar University), 2012-13
  • LLP/Intensive Programmes: “The Information Warfare, Cyber Warfare and Open Sources Intelligence” Expert Counselling (Coordinator: Yasar University), 2011
  • LLP/Intensive Programmes: The Economics of Sustainable Energy with Clean Energy Point of View, Expert Counselling (Coordinator: Yasar University), 2011
  • LLP/Intensive Programmes: Musical Understanding of Society in Europe, Expert Counselling (Coordinator: Yasar University), 2011
  • LLP/Intensive Programmes: Green Logistics: Trends and Applications for a Sustainable Life-Style, Expert Counselling (Coordinator: Yasar University) 2011
  • Social Responsibility Education in Europe, Expert Counselling (Coordinator: Yasar University), 2011
  • Izmir Development Agency, Economic Diversity in Rural Finacial Aid Programme: “Sarpıncık Soap Atelier: From Athena’s Olives to Karaburun’s Soaps”, Project Consultant, 2011-12
  • “Erasmus Intensive Turkish Courses”, Project Coordinator, 2011
  • Grundtvig Programme: “United in the Same Wine Glass”, Expert Counselling (Coordinator: Yasar University), 2012
  • Transversal Programme: “The Impact of LLL Strategies on Professional Higher Education”, Partner Coordinator, 2010-12
  • Comenius/ Multilateral Programme, “Project Based School Management”- External Evaluator
  • Leonardo da Vinci Programme, “Educational Strategies for the Promotion of Natural Heritage”, Partner Coordinator
  • Socrates/ Intensive Programmes- “Security in an Information Society”, Partner Coordinator, 2007-08
  • Projects Coordinated, Involved and Consulted (Page 2) LLP/Intensive Programmes-“Securing the Digital World”, Partner Coordinator, 2008
  • LLP/Intensive Programmes- “Management Summer School 2008”, Partner Coordinator, 2008
  • Jean Monnet Action-“If the ECSC was Negotiated Today”, Partner Coordinator, 2007
  • LLP/Thematic Networks- “The Network of European Studies”, Partner Coordinator, 2007
  • LLP/ Intensive Programmes:“Network Security 4 and 6” Project Coordinator, 2008-09
  • LLP/Intensive Programmes “Underwater Photography”, Expert Counselling, 2007
  • LLP/Intensive Programmes “Women’s Managerial Advancement”, Expert Counselling, 2007
  • LLP/Intensive Programmes “Peace with Numbers for the Social Scientists”, Expert Counselling, 2007
  • YOUTH,“Sosyal Entegrasyon için Üniversite Lise GençliğI El Ele”, Expert Counselling
  • Bridges of Knowledge Programme: “Training Program on the Enlargement Process of the European Union and Turkey”, Project Assistant, 2002
  • Jean Monnet A3022,“ResearchingEurope: The European Integration by the View of Young Researchers”, Project Assistant, 2003
  • INTERREG III B MEDOCC Programme “Network of Mediterranean Universities and other Academic Institutions- Master in Euro-Mediterranean Affairs”, Project Assistant, 2002-2003
  • British Council-ODTÜ “Next Generation Europeans: Diversity in Action”, Project Assistant, 2003
  • Wageningen University (Netherlands), “Turkey in the European Union: Exploring the Consequences for Agricultural, Food, Rural Development and Structural Policy”, Project Assistant, 2004

Awards and Scholarships

  • UNESCO Chair on International Migration (2016-2020)
  • Jean Monnet Module Grant for the course “EU Grants and Project Management”; 28.136 Euros, 2015
  • Research Fellow at University of Pittsburgh (USA), Marie Curie Grant, 2015
  • Research Fellow at University of California Berkeley (USA), 2009
  • Wageningen University (Netherlands), Ministry of Agriculture NL Grant
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