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Doctoral workshop on "Demographic change, migration and integration: interdisciplinary perspectives"


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Since decades migration has been an important topic not only in the public, but also in the scientific discussion of many disciplines. In particular, two aspects have been widely discussed: the need for migration and the challenges of the integration process in the destination country. 

The need for migration depends on the on the economic growth, and also on the expected impacts of demographic change. The successful integration of immigrants in the host country is a complex process challenging many actors. Therefore, in many disciplines scholars work on that topic: e.g. in geography, economics, sociology, cultural science, political science, education science or psychology.

The workshop is aimed to to highlight the interdisciplinary approach and to discuss recent research by young researchers. Though the interdisciplinary nature of the topic "migration", sometimes the discussion lack multi-disciplinary perspectives. We want to combine the perspectives from many different angles, identify differences and similarities, and offer an interdisciplinary exchange on migration related reaserch questions.


Keynote Lectures:

Migration und Stadtentwicklung - Ein vergleichender Blick auf 4 Städte in Europa
Prof. Dr. Felicitas Hillmann (IRS und TU Berlin)
Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 10:45 


The Long Road From War Into the German Labour Market - Novel Evidence from the IAB-BAMF-SOEP-Refugee Survey
Prof. Dr. Herbert Brücker (IAB)
Thursday, 14 September 2017, 13:45


All interested are cordially invited to the Keynote Lectures.

We acknowledge gratefully the financial support by the Graduiertenakademie of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena.

Date: 13-14 September 2017

Location: House for young reseachers "Zur Rosen" (Graduiertenakademie), Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena.


Matthias Huber, Chair of Economics/Public Finance

Lea Kvarantan Huber, Chair of Economic Geography

Presenters: Doctoral candidates and postdocs of all disciplines

Accommodation: The organizing institution will cover accommodation costs.