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IntRef – Integration of Refugees in NRW

Throughout a scholary research project under the supervision of Dr. Anna Mratschkowski at the Ruhr-University Bochum students investigate on the integration of refugees in NRW. For that purpose narrative interviews with refugees have been done and will presented to the public on January 23rd 2019 (14 - 18h, GBCF 04/411).

By doing this researchers and students tend to achieve a deeper and more complex understanding of migration- and integration-pathways. All to be done for the sake of bettering the general situation of refugees in arrival communities.





The "refugee crisis" is not just a test for Europe, it also has the potential to raise a European society project in a globalized world.
Pries, Ludger (2016): Migration and arriving. The chances of refugee movement. Frankfurt am Main. Campus.



Marawo The master's degree program management and regulation of work, business and organization (MaRAWO) communicates scientific knowledge and professional skills in the areas of labor, business and organization.




Consultation hours within the recess period

Consultation hours within the coming recess period are being held at the following dates:


  • Thursday 02/07/19 from 16.00 to 18.00 h
  • Wednesday 02/27/19 from 14.00 to 16.00 h
  • Wednesday 03/13/19 from 14.00 to 16.00 h


DFG Project:

Organized Violence, New Migration Patterns and Development

As of December 2018 the DFG (German Research Society) has granted a research project, which was submitted by Prof. Ludger Pries together with Prof. Stephanie Schütze/FU Berlin. The entire project title is: „Organized violence, new migration patterns, and development: A comparative study in Europe and the Americas“. You can find a short description of the project here.

Furthermore a post-doctorand job ad is included to the project. For more information click here.



Dynamics of Change in Transnational Families

On the 25th of January 2019 Christian Schramm has given a scientific presentation at the Mid Term Conference of the European Sociological Association (Research Network 35 – Sociology of Migration). Topics of his speech have been the Dynamics of Change in Transnational Families as well as Biographies and Family Figurations (Research field: Guayaquil and Bilbao). You can find the presentation slides here.



What can platforms of the crowd really offer?

Framed by a Symposion of the Center for Advanced Studies (CAIS) in Bochum, Paul-Fiete Kramer will give the scientific presentation „What can platforms of the crowd really offer?“ together with Dr. Fabian Hoose (IAQ). The hot topic being discussed will be the self-description of platform corporations and the modern search for working folks.

The speech will be given on February 2nd 2019 from 16.00 to 18.00 h. Interested students are welcome, for more information click here.



Social Scientists as Refugees

The book „European and Latin American Social Scientists as Refugees, Émigrés and Return-Migrants“ was released in early November 2018 by editors Ludger Pries and Pablo Yankelevitch.

The book discusses the forced migration of scientists and intellectuals from Germany, Austria and Spain throughout the 1930s to destination countries like the USA and México. A special focus is put on lately renowned international universities like the ‚New York School of Social Science‘ (New York City) and the ‚El Colegio de México‘ (México City).

Another recent publication

In Ocotober the sociological anthology ‚Refugee Protection and Civil Society in Europe‘, which was co-edited by Ludger Pries, was released by Palgrave McMillan. The content can be seen here.