• 14.08.2015 The module "MApping REfugees´arrivals at Mediterranean borders - MAREM" takes place in winter term 2015/2016 and summer term 2016. Students who are interested in the research of the situation of refugees in Mediterranean countries of the European Union are requested to apply for participation. The seminar will take place on Tuesdays from 10:15h to 11:45h, the room will be announced soon. In addition to the seminar during the semester, participating students have the possibility to go on a field trip to Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Italy or Spain. Travelling costs will be financed by the University. Students in the optional area (Optionalbereich) can receive 20 credit points, students of social science can attend the module as the obligatory "Empiriemodul" and receive 14 credit points. The seminar is completely taught in English. Further information can be found on the VVZ homepage or in the university calendar . If you would like to participate, please send your english letter of motivation to Anna Gansbergen by E-Mail at: The administration in VSPL will be processed by the lecturer.
  • 01.12.2014 Kyoko Shinozaki gave a talk on "Gender and migration in the European labor market" at International Experts' Conference on Building a gender just society at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Brussels.
  • 06.11.2014 We welcomed a group of students and lecturers from the Benemerita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) led by Prof. Oscar Calderon from Mexico. The visit aimed to foster and intensify the academic cooperation between the BUAP and the RUB, especially with respect to the planned double master degree in the Master-Program "Management und Regulierung von Arbeit, Wirtschaft und Organisation" (MaRAWO; coordinator Prof. Ludger Pries) at the Faculty of Social Science. During their stay in Bochum, our guests visited seminars and had an opportunity to gain impressions about courses offered by the Faculty as well as had gone on cultural excursions in the Ruhr region.
  • 27.05.2014 ISA XVIII World Congress in Yokohama: Kyoko Shinozaki and Martina Maletzky will convene a joint session on "Social Inequalities in International Skilled Labour Migration and Mobility in a Globalized World" (RC 31 Sociology of Migration and RC 30 Sociology of Work) on July 14. --> Program