Selected Posts

The COVID-19 pandemic and student mobility

Which implications did online teaching have on the residential location of students? Did they decide to leave their university towns and return to former living places? And in how far did temporary residential adaptations lead to long-term considerations of where students desire to lead their future lives? []

Integration of youth

OECD countries have witnessed increasing and more diverse migration flows over the last decade. Immigration can pose challenges for countries, but also has the potential to generate significant opportunities for host countries, especially in times of ageing populations and increasing labour and skills shortages. []

Labour market integration of refugee women 

Almost half of all refugees worldwide are women (UNHCR, 2021). Still, women tend not to be a core target group of integration measures, particularly when it comes to the labour market. Employment is, however, one of the key factors influencing refugees’ participation in society, because it is related to their economic independence, health and wellbeing. []

Social Upward Mobility in Labor Migration

In a column in the German magazine ‘Der Spiegel,’ titled “Die Super-Migranten” (‘The Super Migrants’), Samira El Ouassil criticized the overemphasis on the migration background of the scientists Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci. The “‘ Prussian-Turk’ couple” (The Guardian) are the founders of the biotech company BioNTech, which made a breakthrough in developing a Covid19 vaccine. []