About the institute

Welcome to the website of the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM) at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

The BIM develops basic scientific principles and empirical data aimed at providing a factual basis for debate on integration issues in Europe, and investigates how integration and migration processes in Germany and Europe have taken place so far and will develop in the future. The BIM is designed for cooperative research and aims at building a broad base for establishing integration and migration research in Berlin. Through its research, the BIM transfers information and findings into the worlds of politics, civil society and the media.

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International Conference "The Sociology of Migration: Current Developments and Future Trends" (June 23-24, 2016)
23.06.2016 at 10:00

International conference on the state and future perspectives on migration research, organized by the German Sociological Association (DGS, section Migration and Ethnic Minorities) and the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM) at the Humboldt University Berlin.

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30 qualitative interviews will be carried out with selected longtime SOEP-respondents with a Turkish background

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150 persons were interviewed using a qualitative questionnaire

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8400 persons were interviewed using a quantitative, nation-wide telephone survey

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