The Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration is based on an initiative of the Stiftung Mercator and the Volkswagen Foundation. The initiative includes seven member foundations. In addition to the Stiftung Mercator and the Volkswagen Foundation, the member foundations are: Bertelsmann Stiftung, Freudenberg Foundation, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Stifterverband and Vodafone Foundation Germany.
Prof. Dr. Hacı Halil Uslucan
Hacı Halil Uslucan is Professor of Modern Turkish Studies and Academic Head of the Zentrum für Türkeistudien und Integrationsforschung at the University of Duisburg-Essen. His fields of expertise are developmental and educational psychology, comparative cultural psychology, migration and mental health, religious education (school and beyond), youth development and education in intercultural contexts.
Professional background (excerpt):
- Professor of Modern Turkish Studies and Academic Head of the Zentrum für Türkeistudien und Integrationsforschung, University of Duisburg-Essen, since 2010
- Member of the German Islam Conference, 2006–2007
- Board member of the Nationale Zentrum für Frühe Hilfe, an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
- Guest Lecturer on Educational Psychology and Intercultural Research, University of Vienna, 2009
- Acting Professor of Pedagogical Psychology, Helmut Schmidt University, 2008–2010
- Acting Professor of Pedagogical Psychology, University of Potsdam, 2007–2008
- Postdoctoral research on the psychology of youth violence and parenting in inter- and intra-cultural settings, University of Magdeburg, 2006
- Project Leader of “Wissenschaftliche Begleitung des Modellversuchs islamischer Religionsunterricht” in the German state of Lower Saxony, 2005–2008
- Participation in the German federal government’s campaign on non-violent parenting (Gewaltfreie Erziehung), since 2000
- Project Leaderof the longitudinal study “Jugendgewalt als Folge sozialer Desintegration, anomischer Verunsicherung und Überforderung”, University of Magdeburg, 1999–2002
- PhD in psychology, Free University of Berlin, 1999. Thesis: “Handlung und Erkenntnis. Die pragmatistische Perspektive John Deweys und Jean Piagets Entwicklungspsychologie”
- Studies in psychology, literary studies and philosophy