Summer School

Summer School on Migration, Integration and Ethnic Relations

Every summer, we offer an interesting and interactive summer school programme on the topic of migration, integration and ethnic relations.

Migration has made European countries ethnically and culturally more diverse. While migrants try to find their way in a new and sometimes hostile environment, host populations also have to adapt to migrants and the new religious and cultural diversity they bring with them. Often, this leads to quite severe intergroup tensions.

In this summer school, we discuss social scientific theories and empirical research on international migration, the socio-economic and cultural integration of immigrants and their children, and reactions of the host society.

The two-week course covers a broad range of topics related to migration, integration, and ethnic relations, such as reasons for international migration, modes of immigrant adaptation and acculturation, national and ethnic identity, religion, stereotyping, discrimination, inequality, social networks, and inter-ethnic contact. The course is directed at advanced Bachelor and Master students (3 ECTS).


4 July 2022 – 15 July 2022 (2 weeks)

Course location

Utrecht, The Netherlands

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