Award "Menschen mit Hintergrund" for the BIM-Initiative "Berlin in Dialogue"


The BIM-initiative „Berlin in Dialogue“ has received the award “Menschen mit Hintergrund” from the University of Regensburg. The initiative was rewarded for its multilingual courses for refugees and other interested students in the social sciences, that were characterized as “forward-looking model for the interaction with young migrants” by the jury.

The press release is only accessible in German: „Preis für Menschen mit Hintergrund“ 2016

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Academic Debate with Prof. Melissa Herman
17.01.2017 at 18:00

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Youth, Race, and Racism in the US

Americans discuss and deal with race in different ways than Germans do, in part because of the different (immigration) histories of the two countries. How do Americans understand race? How are these understandings passed on to youth and what are the effects of this legacy?

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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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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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