University Courses for Refugees in the Social Sciences


As a part of Humboldt University's initiative "Refugees as guest students", the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM) offers two classes for refugees and other interested students in the social sciences on migration, space, and gender.

The seminars will be held in Arabic or Farsi as well as in English.

Below, you find short course descriptions. Please come to the first session to register with the lecturers. If you have any questions on the classes, please contact

The courses are supported by the Institute for Social Sciences and funded by the dean's office at KSBF (Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftlichen Fakultät).

Please find further information here (in Arabic, Farsi, German and English):

General information
COURSE: The Other('s) City: Living in Berlin as a post-migrant city
COURSE: Gendered Public Space

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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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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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