Orhan Agirdag (Ağırdağ) is an associate professor of educational sciences at KU Leuven and the University of Amsterdam, and a member of the Young Academy of Belgium. Formerly, he was a Fulbright Fellow at the UCLA. His research lab focuses on teacher education, early childhood education, multilingualism and educational technology. He is an author of more than hundred publications that are cited over 2000 times. His research has received multiple awards. Prof. dr. Orhan Agirdag has held grants by FWO, NWO and BOF and supervises several PhDs and postdocs. He is frequently invited to give keynotes speeches and his opinions are regularly featured in the Belgian and Dutch media.