Please join us for a two-day, International Research Workshop (online) on the topic of

Internationally Educated Teachers and School System(s)

21 & 22 October 2021


Dear PhD Students and Postgraduate Researchers, 

This workshop invites you to present and discuss your research regarding Internationally Educated Teachers (i.e., educators from countries other than the one in which they seek to work in the teaching profession). The workshop allows you to receive targeted feedback on work in progress, and to network with colleagues and researchers with mutual interests. The workshop is financially supported by the International Office of the University of Cologne and is organised by faculty members at the University of Vienna (Austria), the University of Manitoba (Canada), the Marino Institute of Education (Ireland) and the University of Cologne (Germany).

The workshop will commence with an opening panel addressing topics of research on Internationally Educated Teachers and school system(s) presented by Rory Mc Daid, Michelle Proyer, Clea Schmidt and Henrike Terhart. Following this, students will have the opportunity to present an element of their research work and to receive comments and advice from an international researcher. Presentations will take place on 21 October 2021 (afternoon and evening, Central European Time) and 22 October 2021 (afternoon, CET). In the second part of this day (evening, CET), there will be an informal exchange and networking event for the participants organised by PhD-students of the University of Cologne.  

If you are interested in being part of the research workshop, please send us a 1-page proposal. Contributions should focus on methodological issues related to research with Internationally Educated Teachers and school system(s). The workshop is open to projects applying different approaches, including but not limited to biographical research, (multisided) ethnography, discourse analysis, interview study, and document analysis. Each presenter will have 30 minutes, followed by an expert discussants’ commentary and questions and discussion among the audience.  

Please submit presentation proposals in English by 30 August 2021 to Abdullah Bakkar
( Proposals should include the following information: title of the presentation, first and last name of the contributor, name of institution, contact details, abstract (max. 500 words) and references.  If you are a post-graduate or PhD student working in the field and you would like to attend the workshop and join the informal exchange without presenting, please also contact Abdullah Bakkar. Information on the programme will be provided by mid-September 2021. 

Please forward this invitation to interested post-graduate and PhD students and colleagues. For any further questions please contact:  or see

We look forward to hearing from you.  

Best regards, 

Abdullah Bakkar, Semra Krieg, Henrike Terhart, Rory Mc Daid, Michelle Proyer & Clea Schmidt



Please see the invitation letter                                 A cooperation of the faculty members


Fort further information, please also see the ERASMUS+-partnerships in Higher Education:

R/EQUAL – Requalification of (Recently) Immigrated and Refugee Teachers in Europe (2018-2021)

ITTS – International Teachers for Tomorrow's School (2020-2023)