Published: 01 July 2016

School welcomes new PhD researcher

Nilay Kilinç joins research staff to study youth migration across Europe

The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is proud to welcome Nilay Kilinç as a research assistant, as part of the YMOBILITY project.

Funded by the European Commission, the project aims to analyse why young professionals and students migrate across countries. Participants are asked to respond to different scenarios of future economic and social changes and relate them to their migration/staying intentions.

Nilay has been researching migration and gender topics within the scope of the EU and Turkey. She completed her MA in European Studies at Lund University, Sweden and she will be working towards a PhD at SHTM on a fully-funded scholarship.

Nilay's thesis explores the role of lifestyle in return migration and focuses on the specific case of German-born, second generation Turkish individuals’ relocation to their parents' homeland of Turkey.

To find out more about Nilay’s research, you can contact her at

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