Dr. Ebru Karatas Acer is a teaching assistant at Ghent University, Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication, Turkish section and a Ph.D. student at Ghent University, Department of Marketing, Innovation and Organization. She also holds a Ph.D. degree from Educational Administration and Supervision Program at Gazi University, Turkey. She was a visiting scholar at the Department of Educational Administration and
Policy Studies (EAPS) at University at Albany (SUNY) in the US. Since she moved to Belgium, she raised interest on the integration issues of immigrant communities, and she initiated some local projects to help the language development of children of Turkish origin and their academic achievement.

Some of her on-going and completed projects are:

1. ‘Teaching Turkish through a Thematic Approach in Flemish Schools’ (2019-ongoing)
Project, is funding by the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities in
Turkey. (Project Coordinator)
2. ‘Antwerp Weekend Turkish School (ID 2017HSODP[YV]9562)]’ (2017-2018) Project,
funded by the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities in Turkey. (Project
3. ‘Understanding Europeanness and Promoting European Citizenship in Turkey’ (2009-
2011) Project, coordinated by Usak University funded by Secretariat General for the EU
Affairs. (Project Assistant)
4. ‘Our Traditions under the Twelve Stars’ (2009) Project, coordinated by Youth in Action
Program funded by Czech Republic, SALTO T&C and the Czech National Agency, Czech
Republic. (Trainee)

Some of her recent articles are:

Karataş E. and Güçlü N. (2017). An Analysis of the Expansion of Higher Education in Turkey by using New Institutional Theory. Educational Sciences: Theory & Practice, 17(6), 1911- 1933, DOI: 10.12738/estp.2017.6.0031. Available at:
http://dx.doi.org/10.12738/estp.2017.6.0031 .

Yücel C., Karataş E., & Aydın Y. (2013). The Relationship between Managerial Grid and
Organizational Culture. Procedia–Social and Behavioral Sciences 93, 415-419.
Available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S187 7042813033168 .