Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ergin Akalpler

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Ergin Akalpler is an economist advisor and a university lecturer. He completed his undergraduate education in Department of Economics of Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, in Turkey. As part of the European Council Scholarship programme, he attended Vienna University of Economics for his master in Institute for Foreign Economics and Politics in 1989. Subsequent to his graduation, he began his PhD programme at the same university. He completed his education in the Institute for European Research and International Economics in the Vienna University of Economics and became doctor for Economics and Social Sciences.

During and after his education, he taught as a lecturer and worked as the Head of Department at different universities in the TRNC (EMU, CIU and GAU) and Verband Wiener Volksbildung, High Schools (Volkshochschulen Simmering, and VHS Land Strasse) in Vienna.

He prepared several projects and attended many conferences and congress worldwide. He published several articles and books.

In 2004, he has been employed as an Education Advisor in the Ministry of Education and in Higher Education Council in TRNC for implementation of the EU’ Socrates- Erasmus- Life Long Learning Education programmes, ENQA, Erasmus University Charter, European University Association, Naric and others. He managed the Scholarship programme for students of third countries.

In 2010, he became an Advisor for the TRNC President in Economic Matters, and an Acting Member of the Economic and Technical Committee for United Nation Development Program (UNDP).
He knows English and German languages well.

He is married and has three children.