We are happy to invite you to attend the Congress of the New Trends In Higher Education: Keeping Up With The Change, which will be held at Istanbul Aydin University from November 13 to November 14, 2015.
Science and technology is changing and developing day by day. These alterations change the location of higher education in the World. In particular, the changes of accessing the knowledge, production, utilization and dissemination of the knowledge are the most important factor that triggered this change in the position. Accordingly, the higher education institutions determine their policies in order to raise individuals towards demands and opportunities of science and technology and provide individuals keeping up with this cycle of knowledge. In this context, the scope of this conference is policies, models, innovative movements of higher education based on demands, opportunities, prospects and problems changing with each passing day. The main purpose of this conference is to review the new trends in higher education worldwide within the frame of the changes in information and communications technology, share and discuss alterations and implementations made in this context.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Üstün ERGÜDER – Charmain of the Executive Board of Education Reform Initative (ERI)
Prof. Dr. Jan SADLAK – President of IREG Observatory on Acedemic Ranking and Excellence
Prof. Dr. Pavel ZGAGA – University of Ljubljina, Faculty of Education

Congress’ Academic Coordinators

Prof. Dr. Metin Ger(Istanbul Aydin University)
Consultant to the president of the board of trustees

Prof. Dr. Hasan Saygın (Istanbul Aydin University)
Consultant to the president of the board of trustees

Prof. Dr. Hamide Ertepınar(Istanbul Aydin University)
The dean of the faculty of education

Doç. Dr. Bülent Cavas (Dokuz Eylul University)
The President of
The International Council of Associations for Science Education (ICASE)

Yrd. Doç. Dr. Ayşin Kaplan Sayı (Istanbul Aydin University)
Coordinator of Istanbul Aydın Children’s University, Lecturer of Special Education Department

Academic List

Ali Paşa Ayas – Bilkent Üniversitesi
Gültekin Çakmakçı – Hacettepe Üniversitesi
Bülent Çavaş – Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi – The President The International Council of Associations for Science and Education (ICASE).
Uğur Tekin – İstanbul Aydın Üniversitesi
Teresa Kennedy – University of Texas at Tyler, USA
Jack Holbrook – ICASE – UK
Miia Rannikmäe – University of Tartu-Estonia
Piet Kommers – University of Twente-Holland
Beverley Cooper – The University of Waikato – New Zealand
Kadir Demir – Georgia State University – USA
Ben Akpan – Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN) – Nigeria
Lindsey Conner – University of Canterbury – New Zealand
Christine McDonald – Griffith University, Australia
Christiane Gioppo – Universidade Federal do Paraná – Brazil
Kennedy Declan – University College Cork, Ireland

Important Dates for Congress

Oral Presentations
Abstract February 15, 2016
Full Paper March 18, 2016

Scientific Programmes
The theme of the congress of new trends in higher education:
keeping up with the change is:

Accesing the knowledge
Production of the knowledge
Utilization of the knowledge
Dissemination of the knowledge
The scientific program includes the following activities:

First day in the Ceylan Hotel;

Keynote speakers
Coffee break and lunch at the hotel
Oral Presentations and Poster Presentations

Second day in the university
Oral presentations and Poster Presentations
Third day
Excursions (Optional)
(You can find detailed information under the “Tours and Dinners” section)
The conference language is English and Turkish. Papers for the proceedings must be written and presented in English or Turkish.


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