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Dr. Meltem Akoyak-Yildiz

Assistant Professor, Womens Empowerment and Gender Equality, Amritapuri

Qualification: MS, Ph.D
Research Interest: Education Sciences, Empowerment through Education., Mental Well-Being, Resource Orientated Psychology


Dr. Meltem Akoyak-Yildiz serves since August 2017 at the UNESCO Chair of Womens Empowerment and Gender Equality as an Assistant Professor (since 2018), Researcher and Ethics Committee member. She graduated with a M. S. in Pedagogic and Education Sciences with the secondary subjects in Sociology and Philosophy at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich Germany. She received her Ph. D. in the field of Education Sciences and Psychology with the focus on Compassion in higher Education (dissertation defense summa cum laude).

Current Projects
  • Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana Project (PMKVY) under the National Skill Development Cooperation (NSDC) of the Government of India – Coordination and execution of its scientific evaluation.
  • Vulnerability Mapping of rural Women India under the UNESCO Chair at the Center for Women Empowerment and Gender Equality – Research in Educational Sciences
  • Research on Compassion in Education
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