Come and study with us at Neuchâtel!

Admissions are open until 30 April 2022, wide choice of courses, friendly atmosphere… and if you’re into migration, mobility, refugees, we’ve really got you covered with the MA in Migration and Citizenship — including options to study abroad. Come join us!

Hiring now: 3 PhD researchers — migration

We have currently three positions open for a project on how narratives of crisis influence discourses and policies of migration and mobility. The project is built around crisis narratives, how they evolve, and how they affect social behaviour (attitudes, discrimination), policies, as well as migration intentions, bridging disciplines as experimental sociology, history and political theory.

Deadline: 8 May 2022

Full call: https://nccr-onthemove.ch/wp_live14/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/2022_IP40_Doc_UniNe.pdf

If this is not your thing, there are other positions by the NCCR on the move open at the moment, with deadlines in April, May, and June: https://nccr-onthemove.ch/jobs/

5th Neuchâtel Graduate Conference, 7-8 July 2022

The call for the 5th edition of the Neuchâtel Graduate Conference for migration and mobility studies is out now! It will take place from 7 to 8 July 2022 as a hybrid event, with the physical element at the University of Neuchâtel. This year’s topic is “Tensions in Migration and Mobility” and the deadline for abstract submission is 31 March 2022.

Call: https://nccr-onthemove.ch/wp_live14/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/2022_Neuchatel-Graduate-Conference_Call_final.pdf

The impact of Covid-19 on Migration and Transnationalism

Roxanne Gerber and Philippe Wanner have nicely summarized the impact of the first wave of Covid-19 on the Swiss migrant population.

  • effect on labour-market participation similar to general population
  • greater difficulties by entrepreneurs and self-employed
  • greater impact on low-skilled workers
  • international mobility (unsurprisingly) down a great deal — more than twice as many as in 2018 never (could) visit their country of origin