Tugay Durak is a PhD candidate and postgraduate teaching assistant at the UCL Institute of Education (UK). His doctoral project focuses on the Turkish academic diaspora in the UK. In 2019, he completed his master's degree in higher education studies at the same institution where he wrote his master's thesis on international scholarships for outward student mobility.
Alongside his doctoral education, last year, he worked as a research assistant at a British Council project aiming to promote higher education partnerships between Turkey and the UK. Before his postgraduate studies, Mr Durak taught Mathematics in Istanbul for four years at the secondary level. He completed his bachelor's degree at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey.