Master International Migration and Social Cohesion

University of Osnabrück

Master in International Migration and Social Cohesion

About the University of Osnabrück

International success in research, a multiplicity of modern programs, and many reforms, especially in teaching, are hallmarks of the University of Osnabrück (UOS). As a young university, it strives to meet the changing demands of education these days.

Successful, interdisciplinary research partnerships are elements of research programs at the University of Osnabrück. With innovative, interdisciplinary, and international study concepts such as European Studies, Information Engineering, or Cognitive Science, the University of Osnabrück has opened up new professional perspectives for its students, and prepares them in the best possible way for the job market.

The University has welcomed the Europeanization of the educational market by quickly introducing internationally recognized degrees. Numerous partnerships with international universities as well as with institutions outside the academic area support both internationalism and scientific exchange. Partnerships with regional institutions outside of academia ensure close relations with business and the transfer of scientific knowledge.

Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS)

The MISOCO program at UOS is hosted within the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental research institute at the University of Osnabrück. It includes scientists and non-local correspondent members from different approaches, fields and disciplines such as demography, geography, history, politics, law, economics, ethnology, sociology, intercultural education, intercultural management, gender studies, linguistics, literature, and psychology.

The institute is an international centre for academic research and interdisciplinary exchange. With its specialized library and well-equipped work-rooms, the IMIS offers an ideal research environment to its members and to visiting scientists from Germany and abroad, postgraduates and assistant scientists working on a project. The institute endeavors to intensify and coordinate research on migration and intercultural themes, to critically inform the professional and general public, to foster a dialogue between academia and practice, and to provide well-founded assessments and recommendations. Pursuing these objectives since its foundation in 1991, the institute has carried out scientific research, published widely, held talks and conferences, provided scientific advice and, through the media, has critically commented on policies.

Master in International Migration and Intercultural Relations (IMIB)

MISOCO students will participate in the Master’s program in International Migration and Intercultural Relations (IMIB) administered by the Institute for Migration and Intercultural Studies (IMIS).

This interdisciplinary studies program spans history, sociology, linguistics, education, geography, psychology, law, and religious science. It offers students a profound overview of different disciplinary approaches to migration research, followed by courses in the interdisciplinary fields of research migration and social structures, migration and inter-ethnic relations as well as migration and cross-cultural relations. Particular attention is given to the theoretical and methodological problems of interdisciplinary and cross-cultural migration research.

MISOCO Academic Advisor

Christine Lang is the UOS Academic Advisor within MISOCO.

She is research assistant at IMIS and working in a project on upward mobility careers of immigrants’ descendants in urban and international comparison. Her research interests cover migration and education, migration and cities, political and civic participation as well as elite formation of immigrants and their descendants.

Christine Lang studied sociology and political science at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She is currently working on her PhD project which focuses the influence of organizational contexts on professional careers of the Turkish second generation.

Petra Lehmeyer is the administrative contact for MISOCO at UOS.

Published by  MISOCO

9 September 2015