Migration and International Transfer of Knowledge

September 10, 2015 Migration and International Transfer of Knowledge

Event description:
Most immigration studies paint a simplified picture of one-way migration from Turkey to Germany. The real story of migration between the two nations, as key migration partners, is a more complex circular one. People and ideas are exchanged in both directions. In fact, two million Turks returned to Turkey from Germany over the last half century. A crucial turning point came in 2005, when for the first time, Turkish emigration back to Turkey surpassed immigration to Germany. Simultaneously, Turkey experienced an incredible development boom in the early 2000s. Increased foreign direct investment and establishment of Turkish offices by leading international companies like Siemens and SAP created new roles for returnees. Our panelists will analyze this important migration trend, consider its effect on Turkey’s economic boom, and address related questions such as: Does Germany face a reverse brain drain scenario? Under what circumstances is knowledge really mobile? What relationship will Turkey and Germany share in the future?


TÜSIAD/TCCI Chair in European Economic Integration at ESMT European School of Management and Technology

10. September, 2015, 17:00-20:00

European School of Management and Technology, Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin
17:00 – 17:30 Opening Address
Auditorium Maximum
HE Hüseyin Avni Karslıoğlu, Ambassador of Turkey to Berlin (tbc)
Mr. Alper Üçok, Director, TÜSIAD Berlin / TCCI
Professor Jörg Rocholl, President, EY Chair in Governance and Compliance, ESMT
17:30 – 18:30 Panel Discussion: Migration and International Transfer of Knowledge
Dr. Yasar Aydin, Research Associate, Lecturer, Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Hamburg
Professor Eberhard von Einem, Professor for Urban and Regional Economics, Center for Metropolitan Studies, TU Berlin
Professor Michaela Kreyenfeld, Professor of Sociology, Hertie School of Governance
Mr. Saip Eren Yilmaz, Director, Management Consulting, KPMG Turkey
Professor Stefan Wagner, Associate Professor of Strategy, TÜSIAD/TCCI Chair in European Economic Integration, ESMT
18:30 – 19:00 Discussion
19:00 – 20:00 Networking Reception