New Website for the BIM-research cluster "Shifting Solidarities?"


More than 60 researchers work in 14 subprojects within the Research-Intervention-Cluster “Shifting Solidarities?” which was established in April 2016 at the BIM and is funded by the Federal Government’s Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration. Today a new website is going online that contains further information about the research cluster, its subprojects and the research process.
On the website you will also find interviews with staff members, podcasts and recordings of events, beginning with an interview with BIM-director Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kaschuba about the present developments in migration research and the tasks of the research cluster.

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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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were interviewed in a quantitative, nationwide telephone survey

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