A closing conference for a European Union Project titled, “Education and Gender (EDGE)”, where Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nesrin Oruç Ertürk, Lecturer at IUE School of Foreign Languages, also participated as a researcher, took place at Izmir University of Economics. 89 participants from 17 countries, including India, discussed gender based education at the conference.
IUE Rector Prof. Dr. Oğuz Esen, who delivered an opening speech, pointed out that several ways were searched for in order to improve the gender based education, and that the EDGE Project targeted to fulfil that purpose. Prof. Dr. Esen said that it was pleasing to know that IUE School of Foreign Languages was also represented at the Project where 12 countries were partners.
Itır Bağdadi, Lecturer at IUE Department of Political Science and International Relations, made a presentation titled “Development of Women Studies Research and Application Centres in Turkey”, Yurdagül Arıkan, “Gender in Education and Social Gender Relations”, and Frederik Haan from Amsterdam University made a presentation titled, “Gender Studies in Private Education in Holland” at the conference. Fiona Shelton from Derby University, England and Oliver Holz from Leuven University, Belgium, informed the participants about the details of Education and Gender project. Belgian researcher Trui De Vos and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nesrin Oruç Ertürk, IUE Lecturer at Preparatory and Undergraduate/Associate Program, discussed the topics how young girls and boys perceived their bodies, the effects of media, and how to fix the wrong perceptions through education. Also, Özlem Yücel from the National Agency introduced the new Erasmus + program.