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Cooperation partners

Dr. Amparo González Ferrer

Permanent Researcher

Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain


Permanent Researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). I have extensively worked on international migration to Europe, with special attention to family-linked migration, political integration of migrants and determinants of international migration. Currently I am coordinating the EU Project “TEMPER-Temporary versus Permanent Migration” (

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Prof. dr. Ahmet Icduygu


Koç University, Turkey



Ahmet İçduygu is Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Koç University, Istanbul Turkey. He currently holds a dual appointment as a full professor at Koç, one is in the Department of International Relations and the other is in the Department of Sociology. He is also the Director of the Migration Research Center at Koç University (MiReKoc). He holds a PhD in Demography from the Australian National University. He held visiting fellow positions at Stockholm University, the University of Warwick, the University of Manchester, and the European University Institute in Florence. He is an elected member of the Science Academy in Turkey. 

In addition to his own individual research projects, Prof. İçduygu has conducted various research projects for the international organizations such as IOM, UNHCR, EU, OECD and ILO. 

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Dr. Ayşen Üstübici

Post-doctoral researcher

Koç University, Turkey



Ayşen Üstübici is currently a post-doctoral researcher at Koç University, Migration Research Center (MiReKoc). She completed her Ph.D at Koç University and at the University of Amsterdam in 2015. Her dissertation is entitled “The Governance of International Migration in Turkey and Morocco: Irregular Migrants’ Access to Right to Stay”. She holds B.A. degrees in Sociology and Political Science from Boğaziçi University and an M.Sc. degree in Gender, Development, Globalization from London School of Economics. Her PhD dissertation compares irregular migration regimes from the perspective of state and non-state actors and migrant incorporation in Turkey and Morocco. She received international fellowships and grants from the Bucerius Ph.D. Scholarship Program Settling into Motion, Center for Gender Studies at Koç University (KOÇKAM) and The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK). Her areas of interests are international migration, irregular migration, social and public policy, informal labour market and gender studies. She published on migration policies in the context of Turkey and Morocco, migrant mobilization, migration and development.

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