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OnderwijsUniversity of Groningen Summer SchoolsMigration and Society

Course information

Target audience

Advanced bachelor, master and research master students with a background in behavioural, social and spatial sciences or in humanities, theology, law and business are welcome to apply for this summer school. Experience with volunteer work and project work is an advantage.

It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English .


The summer school programme will start with an introduction on Sunday June 24 and end on Friday June 29. Topics include:

  • Patterns and trends of migration
  • The governmental perspective on migration and society
  • Problem analysis and intervention/policy design
  • How to communicate and bridge between research, policy and stakeholders
  • Putting proposals into practice
Learning outcomes

By participating in the summer school, participants will:

  • gain in-depth insights in understanding the complexity of migration and integration from both an academic and policy perspective and learn how to analyse this complexity;
  • engage in an interactive setting with specialists in the field and learn how to determine their own position in the debate;
  • get acquainted with developing evidence-informed policy strategies on migration and integration;
  • improve skills and insights in a professional setting to contribute to the new generation of researchers and/or professionals.

This course load is estimated at 40 hours during the school plus 4 hours of additional preparatory work.
(28 hours corresponds to 1 ECTS). Students can apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities in their home institutions, therefore the final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of their home institutions. We will be happy to provide any necessary information that might be requested in addition to the certificate of attendance.

Laatst gewijzigd:04 mei 2018 15:18