Keynote Speaker

Prof. Orhan Agirdag (Ağırdağ)

Topic: “Dealing with cultural diversity in schools: Implications for educational inequality”

Orhan Agirdag (Ağırdağ) is a professor of education at KU Leuven, the University of Amsterdam and a member of the Young Academy of Belgium. Formerly, he was a Fulbright fellow at the UCLA. His research interests include teacher education, early childhood education and multilingualism. He is an author of more than hundred publications that are frequently cited. His research has received multiple awards. Prof. dr. Orhan Agirdag has held grants by NWO, FWO and BOF and supervises several PhDs and postdocs. He is frequently invited to give keynotes speeches and his opinions are regularly featured in the Belgian and Dutch media.

Scientific Committee

  • Professor Bashar H. Malkawi, College of Law, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Prof. Husam Bakr Khalil, British University in Egypt, Egypt
  • Dr. Ahmad Okasha (Ph.D), Canadian University Dubai, UAE
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Cuneyt Yenigun, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
  • Prof..Jaime Ferri, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
  • Prof. Bashar H. Malkawi, University of Sharjah, KSA
  • Prof. Sevil Sargin, Marmara University, Turkey
  • Prof. Adem Kilicman, Universiti Putra Malaysia | UPM, Malaysia
  • Prof. Dr. Genutė Gedvilienė, VMU, Lithuania
  • Assoc. Prof. Doc. dr. sc. Andreja Sršen, University of Zagreb,Croatia
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aslı Erciyes, Kadir Has University, Turkey
  • Lect. Joseph Bawa Yaro, Nasarawa State University Keffi, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
  • Asst. Prof. Dr Anas Hidayat, Islamic University of Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Dr. Muafi S.E., M.Si, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Dr. Mark Lee, Charles Sturt University, Australia
  • Assoc. Prf. Madona Mikeladze, Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, Georgia
  • Dr. Chew Fong Peng, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Prof. Dr. Habil. Ioan-Gheorghe Rotaru, Timotheus’ Brethren Theological Institute of Bucharest, Romania
  • Dr. Ramzi Bendebka, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Dr. Praveen Hoogar, Karnatak University, Dharwad, India
  • Dr. Saman Abdulqadir Hussein Dizayi, Erbil Polytechnic University, Iraq
  • Dr. Merle Talvik, Tallinn Health Care Collega, Estonia
  • Prof. Dr. Ioan-Gheorghe Rotaru, Timotheus’ Brethren Theological Institute of Bucharest, Romania
  • Professor Faouzi Bendridi, Department of Human and Social Sciences, Souk Ahras University, Algeria