Committees
Organizing Committee:
Gülsün Sağlamer
Professor and Former Rector of Istanbul Technical University Organization Committee Chair
Former Rector of Istanbul Technical University (ITU) from 1996 to 2004. Ms Gülsün Sağlamer is a professor of architecture. She has been a Board Member of EUA (European University Association) between 2005-2009. She is an Executive Committee Member and Chair of European Council of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP). She is the Vice-President of CMU (Community of Mediterranean Universities. Ms Gülsün Sağlamer is currently the President of the Council for Technology and Technoparks in Turkey (2006- ) and a Board Member of ITU’s Technology Park and Incubation Centre, ARI Technocity (the Advanced Research and Innovation ). She is a Member of Board of Trustees of Kadir Has University since 2006 and a Board Member of ITU Development Foundation (2009-2012). She has been invited to the Marie Curie People Programme (EC) Advisory Group for two terms (2006-2008) and (2008-2010).

Since 1992 she has focused on higher education and research and realized profound reforms in her university, created many research centers in ITU and gave over 40 invited lectures on different aspects of higher education, research and innovation at international meetings. She is a member of the editorial board of three international scientific journals. She has received several architectural prizes and was awarded Honoris Causa by Carleton University, Canada (2001), Universitatea de Nord Din Baia Mare University, Romania (2002) and Ovidius University of Constantza in Romania (2009). American Institute of Architects (AIA) awarded her “Honorary Fellowship (Hon FAIA) in 2006 and she has been also awarded “Leonardo da Vinci Medal” by SEFI (Société Européenne Pour la Formation Ingénieurs-European Society for Engineering Education) in 2005-2006.
Mine G.Tan

 

Born in Gaziantep, Turkey, Married, 2 children, one grandchild

 

Academic degrees

Ll b, Faculty of Law, Ankara University, 1965

M.A., Department of Sociology, Washington State University, 1967

Ph.D., Sociology of Law, Faculty of Law, Ankara University,1972

Aggregation, Sociology of Education, Ankara University, 1978
 

Current positions and activities

Professor, Center for Women’s Studies in Science, Engineering and Technology, Istanbul Technical University

Social Science Correspondent , Meta Analysis of Gender and Science Research, Seventh Framework Programme

Founding member of Feminist Academicians Studying Women’s Work (KEFA)

Founding member of the Society for the  Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect in Turkey 

Member of the  Society of Comparative Education
 

Previous positions and activities

Academic:
Professor of Sociology of Education and Women’s Studies, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Ankara University, 1988 – 2009

Visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge, England, 1976-1977.

Docent, Sociology of Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Ankara University, 1978-1988

Teaching Assistant, Social and Cultural Foundations of Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Ankara University, 1968 - 1978

Fulbright scholar at Washington State University, USA, 1966 – 1967.    

Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, Washington State University, USA, 1966 - 1967                                

Administrative:
Head of the Department of Teaching of Philosophy and Social Sciences at the Institute of Educational Sciences, Ankara University, 2005-2009.

Founder and head of the Department of Women’s Studies, Ankara University (1995-1999).

Member of the board of the Women’s Studies Center, Ankara University (1992-2002).

 

Research Interest
Main research area: gender and education.  Education of women, history of women, feminist pedagogy, sociology of education, history of childhood, oral history.

Working at Ankara University, Faculty of Educational Sciences between the years 1968 and 2009 has been actively involved in

  • teaching, research and publishing in scientific reviews, participating in symposia and  professional conferences related to gender, education, feminist pedagogy and history of childhood.

 

  • supervising post-doctoral, PhD and master students.
  • participating in various research projects at national and European levels

 

Author and co-author of 6 books and 57  publications in the relevant research  areas.

Ahsen Özsoy

Ahsen Özsoy studied architecture at Istanbul Technical University (ITU), received her Master of Architecture and PhD degrees at ITU Faculty of Architecture. She has taught architectural design and elective courses on psychology and housing. She has research studies and publications on topics of housing; squatter settlements; earthquake, housing and woman's role; man-environment studies and architectural education. She has been responsible for the design and interior design of educational and residential projects and has received national architectural awards. Administratively, she served as Director of ITU's Institute of Social Sciences. She is currently Vice Rector of ITU.

Özge Atalay Çelik

Özge Atalay Çelik is a reserach assistant at ITU Housing Research and Education Center and ITU Housing and Earthquake Graduate Programme. She is a sociologist and has a master degree on urban and environmental studies. She is a PhD candiate at ITU Urban and Regional Planning Programme. Her research interests are urbanization, migration, poverty, urban politics, gender and social policies. She has worked as researcher/trainer in many different scientific projects on gender.

Benek Çinçik

Scientific Commitee:
Helena Nazaré
Maria Helena Vaz de Carvalho Nazaré

Born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1949. Married, 2 children.

Academic degrees

  • “Licenciatura” in Physics, University of Lisbon, 1972.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Solid State Physics, Wheatstone Physics Laboratory -  King's College London, University of London – 1978.
  • Doctor in Physics – Solid State Physics, University of Aveiro – 1979.
  • “Agregação” in Physics – University of Aveiro – 1987.

Current positions

  • Rector of the University of Aveiro, Portugal, since 9 Janeiro 2002. Re-elected for a second mandate in December 2005
  • Chair of the Steering Committee of the Institutional Evaluation Programme of the European University Association (EUA).
  • Member of the Research Working Group of the EUA.
  • Member of the Institutional Evaluation Pool of the EUA, since 2004.
  • Chair of the Committee of the Portuguese Rector’s Conference for Research and Knowledge-transfer.
  • Member of the European Commission Expert Group for the European Research Area.
  • President of the João Jacinto de Magalhães Foundation.
  • Member of the Executive Council of Fundação das Universidades Portuguesas (Portuguese Universities Foundation).
  • Vice President of EUA since march 2009-09-03
  • Member of the Board of Administration Portugal Telecom

Previously

  • Member of the Steering Committee of the EUA Institutional Evaluation Programme, since 2005.
  • Member of the Portuguese Higher Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, since 2004.
  • Dean of the Health School of the University of Aveiro (2000-2002).
  • Member of the Board of the Aveiro Maritime Harbour (1999-2000).
  • President of Columbus Association: Network of European and Latin-American Universities.
  • Head of the research Lab Semiconductor Physics of the University of Aveiro (1986-1999).
  • Vice Rector of the University of Aveiro (1991-1998).
  • Head of the Research Institute of the University of Aveiro (1995-1998).
  • Chair of the Executive Council of the João Jacinto de Magalhães Foundation (1995-1998).
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the International Conference of Defects in Semiconductors (1997).
  • Vice President of the Scientific Council of the University of Aveiro (1990-1991).
  • Head of the Department of Physics of the University of Aveiro (1978-1980; 1986-1988).

 

Scientific activity
Management and participation in over 20 research projects. Successful supervision of post-docs, PhD and master students. Over 70 papers published in scientific Journals. More than 200 communications to International Scientific Conferences. Editor of the book Properties, Growth and Application of Diamond, from IEE - INSPEC.

Gülsün Sağlamer
Professor and Former Rector of Istanbul Technical University Organization Committee Chair
Former Rector of Istanbul Technical University (ITU) from 1996 to 2004. Ms Gülsün Sağlamer is a professor of architecture. She has been a Board Member of EUA (European University Association) between 2005-2009. She is an Executive Committee Member and Chair of European Council of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP). She is the Vice-President of CMU (Community of Mediterranean Universities. Ms Gülsün Sağlamer is currently the President of the Council for Technology and Technoparks in Turkey (2006- ) and a Board Member of ITU’s Technology Park and Incubation Centre, ARI Technocity (the Advanced Research and Innovation ). She is a Member of Board of Trustees of Kadir Has University since 2006 and a Board Member of ITU Development Foundation (2009-2012). She has been invited to the Marie Curie People Programme (EC) Advisory Group for two terms (2006-2008) and (2008-2010).

Since 1992 she has focused on higher education and research and realized profound reforms in her university, created many research centers in ITU and gave over 40 invited lectures on different aspects of higher education, research and innovation at international meetings. She is a member of the editorial board of three international scientific journals. She has received several architectural prizes and was awarded Honoris Causa by Carleton University, Canada (2001), Universitatea de Nord Din Baia Mare University, Romania (2002) and Ovidius University of Constantza in Romania (2009). American Institute of Architects (AIA) awarded her “Honorary Fellowship (Hon FAIA) in 2006 and she has been also awarded “Leonardo da Vinci Medal” by SEFI (Société Européenne Pour la Formation Ingénieurs-European Society for Engineering Education) in 2005-2006.
Mine G. Tan

 

Born in Gaziantep, Turkey, Married, 2 children, one grandchild

 

Academic degrees

Ll b, Faculty of Law, Ankara University, 1965

M.A., Department of Sociology, Washington State University, 1967

Ph.D., Sociology of Law, Faculty of Law, Ankara University,1972

Aggregation, Sociology of Education, Ankara University, 1978
 

Current positions and activities

Professor, Center for Women’s Studies in Science, Engineering and Technology, Istanbul Technical University

Social Science Correspondent , Meta Analysis of Gender and Science Research, Seventh Framework Programme

Founding member of Feminist Academicians Studying Women’s Work (KEFA)

Founding member of the Society for the  Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect in Turkey 

Member of the  Society of Comparative Education
 

Previous positions and activities

Academic:
Professor of Sociology of Education and Women’s Studies, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Ankara University, 1988 – 2009

Visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge, England, 1976-1977.

Docent, Sociology of Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Ankara University, 1978-1988

Teaching Assistant, Social and Cultural Foundations of Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Ankara University, 1968 - 1978

Fulbright scholar at Washington State University, USA, 1966 – 1967.    

Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, Washington State University, USA, 1966 - 1967                                

Administrative:
Head of the Department of Teaching of Philosophy and Social Sciences at the Institute of Educational Sciences, Ankara University, 2005-2009.

Founder and head of the Department of Women’s Studies, Ankara University (1995-1999).

Member of the board of the Women’s Studies Center, Ankara University (1992-2002).

 

Research Interest
Main research area: gender and education.  Education of women, history of women, feminist pedagogy, sociology of education, history of childhood, oral history.

Working at Ankara University, Faculty of Educational Sciences between the years 1968 and 2009 has been actively involved in

  • teaching, research and publishing in scientific reviews, participating in symposia and  professional conferences related to gender, education, feminist pedagogy and history of childhood.

 

  • supervising post-doctoral, PhD and master students.
  • participating in various research projects at national and European levels

 

Author and co-author of 6 books and 57  publications in the relevant research  areas.

Christina Ullenius

Former rector of Karlstad University, Sweden, 1995 - 2006.

Under her leadership as rector from 1995 to 2006, Karlstad University developed into an institution with a strong commitment to serving society through strong profiles in research, education and innovation.

 

Ullenius is a chemical engineer by training and had a long research and teaching career in organic chemistry at Chalmers University of Technology in gothenburg , 1975 - 1995. She has also spent periods of research in the US, eg at Princeton University. She was vice rector at Chalmers University of Technology 1989 – 1994.

She is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy for Engineering Sciences.
 

Presently Christina Ullenius serves as a member of boards in Sweden as well as in Norway.
Some examples:
Luleå Technical University,
Hasselblad Foundation,
The Knowledge Foundation
University of Stavanger, Norway
 

She is also chairing two programs for the Swedish research agency Vinnova aiming at support for women researchers in academic careers.
 

She has previously served as;
Vice president of the European University Association, 2005 - 2009.
President of the Swedish Association of Higher Education, 2001 – 2004.
Swedish Defence Research Agency, president of the board.
President of the board of the Swedish Research Council for Engineering Sciences, 1996 - 2000

Krista Varantola

Professor of English, School of Modern Languages and Translation Studies,
University of Tampere

Date of birth: August 23, 1946
 

DEGREES
Main field of study: English language and linguistics
University of Turku
BA  1968
MA  1969
Licentiate 1981
PhD 1985
 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Leadership positions

  • II Vice-Rector, University of Tampere,  August 1, 1996 – December 31, 1997
  • I  Vice-Rector, University of Tampere,  January 1, 1998 – July 31, 1999
  • Rector of the University of Tampere, 1.8.2004-31.7.2009
  • Finnish Council of University Rectors, Vice-Chairman 2006-2007, Chair 2008-2009
  • Chancellor 1.8.2009-

 

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

University of Turku:

  • Head of the Dept of Translation Studies 1985 -1989

University of Tampere:

  • Head of the Dept of Translation Studies 1991-1994
  • Vice Dean, The Faculty of Humanities 1992 -1994
  • Head of the Dept of Translation Studies Aug.1, 1995 - Aug. 1, 1996
  • Dean, The Faculty of Humanities Aug.1, 1995 -  Oct. 1, 1996
  • Dean, The Faculty of Humanities Aug.1, 2001-July 31, 2004

Tenured positions:

  • Lecturer, Language Institute (from 1981 Department of Translation Studies), Turku   1971-1981
  • Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Translation Studies, University of Turku   1981-1989
  • Professor of English, School of Modern Languages and Translation Studies, University of Tampere 1989-

Other positions:

  • Research Assistant, Academy of Finland 1981-1985
  • Junior Researcher, Academy of Finland 1985-1986
  • Docent, English Special Languages, University of Vaasa 1985-
  • Docent, English Philology, University of Turku 1985 -

 

SCHOLARLY AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Board Member and Office Bearer (Assistant Secretary-Treasurer), European Association for Lexicography 1992-1994, 1994-1996, Secretary-Treasurer 1996-98, Vice-President 1998-2000, President  2000-2002, Past President 2002-2004

 

  • Programme Committee Member (Nordic Programme for Language Technology, Nordic Council of Ministers), 2001-2004
  • Member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters 2005-

 

  • The Nordic Centre at Fudan University, Chair 2006-

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  • Board member of  HÖGUT, (Steering Group for Higher Education, Nordic Council of Ministers) 1999-2007.
  • Member, Research Council for Culture and Society, The Academy of Finland 2001-2004

 

  • Member of the Science and Technology Policy Council of Finland under the Prime Minister of Finland 1999-2002, 2005-2007
  • NordForsk. (Nordic Funding Agency for Research under the Nordic Council of Ministers) Board Member 2006-  

 

  • Board Member of the Finnish Fulbright Commission FUSEEC (Finland  -U.S. Educational Exchange Commission) 2002-
  • University of Gothenburg, Sweden.  Member of the Advisory Board

 

SABBATICALS

  • Senior Scientist research grant, The Academy of Finland, Aug. 1, 1994 - July 31, 1995

 

  • Senior Scientist research grant, The Academy of Finland, Aug. 1, 2000 - July 31, 2001
  • Visiting Fellow in the Centre for British & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK. Autumn term 1994

 

  • Visiting Scholar, University of Ottawa,  in the spring term of 1995

 

CURRENT RESEARCH INTEREST

Lexical knowledge management, the use of text corpora  in translation, dictionary use in translation,  translation-related research, lexicography and terminology, electronic translation tools.

 

Over 80 publications in the relevant research areas

Margaret Wintermantel

Career

since 2006                    President of the German Rectors’ Conference                                      (HRK)
2001 - 2006                   Vice-President of the German Rectors’                                      Conference
2000 - 2006                   President of Saarland University, Germany
1994 - 1997                   Vice-President for Study and Teaching at                                      Saarland University
since 1992                    Professor (C4) of social psychology at                                      Saarland University, Germany

Education

1986                              Habilitation in psychology at the University of                                      Heidelberg
1983 - 1985                   DFG Habilitation Scholarship Holder
1979 - 1983                   Lecturer at the Psychology Institute of the                                      University of Heidelberg
1977 - 1979                   DFG Research Grant
1972 - 1977                   Research Assistant at the Institute of                                      Psychology of the University of Heidelberg
1972                              Further periods of research stays in Ann                                      Arbor and Berkeley
1972                              Gained her doctorate with the degree of Dr.                                      rer. nat.
1966 - 1970                   Studies in psychology and media studies at                                      the universities at Mainz and Heidelberg