International Staff Week 2023: Gender Mainstreaming in Higher Education

The Gender Equality Office (GEO) is delighted to announce the successful completion of this transformative event. Drawing participants from 10 different European countries, this week-long gathering provided a dynamic platform for professionals in higher education to exchange knowledge and best practices on gender equality, inclusion practices, and gender mainstreaming.

The International Staff Week surpassed all expectations, fostering a vibrant and insightful dialogue among participants from diverse backgrounds. From May 8th to May 12th, 2023, the prestigious Koç University campus brimmed with energy as 16 passionate individuals collaborated, shared experiences, and forged meaningful connections.

Summary Report: Insights, Achievements, and Inspiration

2023 Staff weekEmbark on a comprehensive journey through the International Staff Week as you immerse yourself in our Summary Report. This document provides a detailed account of the event, capturing the essence of each day’s activities, fostering meaningful discussions, and celebrating notable accomplishments.

Throughout the week, participants from diverse backgrounds engaged in vibrant and insightful conversations, igniting a spirit of collaboration and innovation in advancing gender equality within the higher education landscape. Each day of the Staff Week featured engaging sessions and workshops, serving as catalysts for knowledge exchange and meaningful dialogue on various aspects of gender mainstreaming in higher education. The Summary Report comprehensively covers these topics, including work-life balance, student services, superdiversity, leadership, medical education, gender-inclusive teaching, arts and drama, and gender equality plans.

From the warm registrations and heartfelt welcome speeches on Day 1 to the captivating discussions on peer-reviewed diversity practices, gender-inclusive classrooms, and support services for students, the report captures the essence of each day’s program, inviting you to reflect on the inspiring moments and lessons learned

Go to the Summary Report

Video Highlights

Immerse yourself in the transformative moments of the International Staff Week. It not only provides a glimpse into the dynamic discussions and shared reflections but also features exclusive interviews with event participants. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights from an interview with the Vice President for Academic Affairs, who was a distinguished speaker at the event. Embrace the empowering messages that permeated this gathering as you relive the transformative moments.

Save the Date for International Staff Week 2024

We are pleased to announce the upcoming International Staff Week 2024, scheduled to take place from 13th to 17th May 2024. Following the success of the 2023 edition, we warmly invite you to join us for another immersive and enriching experience.

International Staff Week 2024 is designed to foster inclusivity, nurture cross-cultural connections, and promote collaboration among staff members from diverse backgrounds. Building upon the valuable feedback and insights we gathered last year, our aim is to create an event that is even more vibrant, dynamic, and encompassing.

Stay tuned for further updates and detailed information as we embark on the journey towards International Staff Week 2024. We look forward to coming together to celebrate the power of diversity and engage in meaningful discussions and exchanges.