EMMIR students







Cohort 7 students (2017-2019) are currently studying their mobility semester at EMMIR partner universities and doing their internships around the world. Some are writing a blog about their experience, check it out here.




Cohort 6 (2016-2018) is a group of 12 students from different countries who are currently completing their fourth semester and writing their master theses in countries such as Kenya, Greece, Dominican Republic, Canada, Egypt, Belgium and Germany.



By September 2017, cohort 5 students that started EMMIR in 2015 received their diploma degrees in a ceremony and took leave from the University of Oldenburg and EMMIR. The EMMIR Consortium wishes the graduates all the best and good luck for their future careers.

By September 2016, 25 out of 26 students that started EMMIR in 2014 successfully finalised the programme in the foreseen timeframe of 4 semesters - a success rate of nearly 100%! They received their diploma degrees in a ceremony in early September 2016 and took leave from the University of Oldenburg and EMMIR. The EMMIR Consortium wishes the graduates all the best and good luck for their future careers.



By September 2015, all 28 students that started EMMIR in 2013 successfully finalised the programme in the foreseen timeframe of 4 semesters - a success rate of 100%! They received their diploma degrees in a ceremony in early September 2015 and took leave from the University of Oldenburg and EMMIR. The EMMIR Consortium wishes the graduates all the best and good luck for their future careers.

2nd cohort graduates (September 2014)

By September 2014, all 21 students that started EMMIR in 2012 successfully finalised the programme in the foreseen timeframe of 4 semesters - a success rate of 100%! They received their diploma degrees in a ceremony in early September 2014 and took leave of the University of Oldenburg and EMMIR. The EMMIR Consortium wishes the graduates all the best and good luck for their future careers.

1st cohort graduates (September 2013)

By September 2013, 24 out of the 26 students that started EMMIR in 2011 successfully finalised the programme in the foreseen timeframe of 4 semesters - a success rate of over 90%! They received their degree diplomas in a ceremony in early September 2013 and took leave of the University of Oldenburg and EMMIR.

The EMMIR Consortium wishes the graduates all the best and good luck for their future careers.

List of MA Thesis titles (June 2016)

  • Rethinking Human Trafficking Prevention in Ukraine: An Alternative Approach to Anti-Policy
  • Occupying the Pauliceia: Migration, social movements and the claim of the urban space in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Beyond Survival, Towards Revitalisation: The Cultural Identity Struggle of the Rapanui People of Rapa Nui
  • Extension of Voting Rights to Citizens Abroad: Implications for the State and Citizens Abroad (A Case Study of Ghana)
  • Aspirations in the Context of Irregular Migration: The Trajectories of Syrian Asylum Seekers Arriving in Norway
  • Migratory Trajectories and Perspectives on Return Among Undocumented Ethiopian Migrants in Norway
  • Transition from Nomadism to Sedentarism - Conception, (Dis-)Advantages and Effects - Focusing on previously (semi-)nomadic pastoralists from the Beni Amir people in Eastern Sudan
  • Racist Violence against Asylum Seekers in Germany. The Perspective of Victim Support Organisations
  • Resisting violence(s): Internally displaced women in Khartoum and Mexico City
  • European family reunification policy - a possibility of a right? The impact of family reunification policies on Filipinas in Iceland
  • Diversity and Trust: A case study of King System, Oldenburg, Germany
  • Between the devil and the deep sea: The experiences of protracted refugee situations in the Nakivale refugee settlement
  • Imagining (im)mobility: A study on imageries of the West, aspirations, and (im)mobility, through the case of youth in Mbarara Municipality, Uganda
  • Stabilisation of Conflict-Affected Communities: Transition to peace through a value-chain-approach in Sudan
  • The Politics of 'Refugee' Mobility in the European Union: The case of Syrians Refugees in Germany
  • Patriotism in the discourses of PEGIDA on Facebook in Germany
  • Responding to Internal Displacement in Ukraine - Seeking Empowerment for IDPs in Host Communities
  • Disciplining Bodies across Borders? Migrant Women’s Attitudes towards Norwegian Policies on Female Genital Cuttings
  • "Education is our weapon for the future" - Access and non-access to higher education for refugees in Nakivale Refugee Settlement, Uganda
  • "How could a city be made a perfect place for everybody?" An Action Research study of pedagogical interventions towards power-reduced group dynamics in a voluntary service seminar group.
  • A Comprehensive Study of Four Pertinent Agents Contribution in Relation to the Education Social Exclusion Pandemic Plaguing the Roma Children of Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Tahrib - "A Shortcut through Hell". A mobile view on risk taking on the journey north from the Horn of Africa
  • Impacts of the criminalization of immigrants in post-apartheid South Africa: The Operation FIELA Case
  • The case of the "scafista": a modern scapegoat?
  • Migration and the Underworld. A research on the dynamics between migrants and criminal organisations in Ballarò, Palermo
  • Bilingualism, school system and circular migration? An analysis of the struggles of Italian migrant children in German schools: A case study

List of MA Thesis titles (June 2015)

  • Integration perspectives and transnational practices of Latin American immigrants in Germany
  • Shuttle migration and the transfer of culture and music. The lifestyle of European traveling musicians in Berlin
  • Unaccompanied Minor Refugees - The (non-) implementation of legal rights for the protection of minors in international and national settings
  • The Global Governance Refugees: An analysis of Effectiveness of Burden Sharing Approaches of European Union in the Syria Crisis
  • Post-conflict reconstruction in Sudan
  • The European Dream and its Impact on Migration: The Nigerian-Italian Case
  • Challenges of working outside camps; lessons for UNHCR
  • The Pope Francis phenomenon: towards a new approach to migration?
  • Refugee education and the arts horizon: an applicable model emerging from Nakivale Refugee Settlement
  • Social Norms and anti-Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Initiatives in Sudan: A study on the normative expectations of male university students
  • The impact of neoliberal organization of the welfare state on living conditions of elderly people and their relatives with immigrant background: The Case of Sweden.
  • Transforming Gender Relations and Power dynamics in Refugee Setting. Empowered Women, Neglected Men? Case Study from Nakivale
  • Contesting illegality: Europeanised acts of citizenship? A case study of the pro-regularisation movement in The Netherlands
  • Indigenous cosmologies in politics and well-being improvement: Bolivia as study case.
  • Human Trafficking of Eritreans: Sinai Torture Victims
  • Norwegian housing policy and integration process of refugees: the power relations between state, municipality and individual
  • Language and Literacy practices among the Armenian community in Montevideo
  • Countering Antiziganism
  • Experience of settlement and integration - Research based on recalled memories of Vietnamese migrants in the Czech Republic
  • Work related stress among the personnel working with forced migrants
  • Identifying causes of low participation in primary education of nomadic children, and girls in particular; assessing potential solutions to this problem in Sudan
  • We became a city. Representations of diversity in the urban space: a comparative analysis of Stavanger and Oldenburg
  • The Making of Sudan’s Student Movement: a History of Student Activities and Politics at Khartoum University, 1956-1985
  • African Identity in the Arab World
  • Challenges of Male Survivors of SGBV in Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda
  • Successful and Unsuccessful Reintegration: A case study of educated and skilled return migrant in Bangladesh
  • Impacts of Habitus of Immigrants on the Integration Process: The Case Study of Chinese Immigrants in Zagreb
  • The World System, Social Networks, and Migration to South Africa: The Case of Ethiopian Irregular Migrants in Source, Transit and Destination Countries

List of MA Thesis titles (September 2014)

  • Psychosocial Support in Refugee Settings. The case of Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda
  • Going back with a future? The case of rejected asylum seekers returning from Norway to Russia
  • Modern Slavery: Ethiopian Domestic Workers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • "Sauti Zetu": Songs from Nakivale Refugee Settlement. A participatory art-based research with young Congolese Refugees
  • Is There Empowerment Beyond Vulnerability? Ecuadorian Women Heading their Households in Madrid
  • ChinaLoveMatch: Does race really matter? A study of international matchmaking website
  • Is Political Integration actually working? An Emic-Analysis of the political integration of Ethiopian immigrants in Norway: a case of Oslo and Rogaland Region
  • ’Technically I have two homes; yet I belong to none’ - Motivations and Challenges of a transnational Passage from Germany to Istanbul for Women of the Second Turkish Migration Generation
  • What's in an Image? A Study of Belgium's 'Jihadi Syria-Fighters'
  • Migration Visualities, or How Ocular-­centric Directions Intervene in Dis-ordering Images and their Making
  • Organizational Support from Diakonie and Caritas to Irregular Migrants in Berlin, Germany
  • When a new ‘social’ actor meets a historical channel of political participation: The complex approach of the 1st National Conference on Migration and Refuge in Brazil
  • Refugee integration in the City of Buenos Aires: an exploration on the possibilities for the advancement of labour mobility schemes
  • Foreign Natives?' Transnational mobility, sense of identity and citizenship: the case of UN international staff in Sudan
  • The Concept of Courage and Forced Migration Courage as an Aspect of Forced Migrants’ Agency: Theoretical Concept and Everyday Strategy
  • Migration Challenges in post-revolution Tunisia: The case of Sub-Saharan migrants
  • Roma Civil Society Organizations in Combating Institutional Discrimination Against the Roma Population - The Case of Macedonia
  • The Transformation of the Immigrant Body: a study of Iranian Immigrant women in Norway
  • Effectiveness of Nightingale Mentorin Program - Integration and education of migrant children in Norway and Sweden
  • Trafficking in Human Beings, Challenges in the Identification Process: The Stavanger Case
  • Vulnerable Asylum Seekers: Towards an Appropriate Assessment, Special Reception Conditions and Comprehensive Care. A Critical Assessment of the BNS Network in Berlin

List of MA Thesis titles (August 2013)

  • Return Migration and Gender in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Narratives of the Women Returnees in the City Banja Luka
  • 'This Place is not magnificent': Trajectories and Narratives of Congolese Refugees at the Nakivale Refugee Settlement, Uganda
  • 'Every day the war continues in my body' - Narrativising the Social Construction of the Wounded Body in Post Conflict Northern Uganda
  • Empowered and Unrecognized: Stories of Highly-Skilled Returnees in Armenia
  • Embodied Socialities - Female Genital Cuttings in Eastern Uganda. Contingencies, Context and Change Within a Tri-Ethnic Framework
  • Immigrant Childrens' Perceptions of Home: The Case of Lithuanian Children in Stavanger Municipality, Norway
  • A Study in Ambivalent Care. Exploring After-School Support for Migrant Children in Vienna
  • Becoming a Transgender/Intersex Internal Migrant in Urban Gauteng: Challenges and Experiences of Transition while Seeking Access to Medical Services
  • 'Bones in the Wrong Soil': Reburials and Belonging in Post-Conflict Acholiland, Northern Uganda
  • Representation of the 'Cultural Other' through Ethnographic Museums - A Critical Analysis of the Exhibition 'Muslim Worlds'
  • Border and Borderlands in the Past and Present: Observing the European Union Cross-Border Cooperation Policy in the Italo-Slovene Border
  • Unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in Slovenia: enhancing resilience through psychosocial support and social capital
  • Development and Human Rights Violations: The Case of Oil-Induced Displacement in Western Uganda
  • Protecting the Individual or Threatening the Group? A Critical Analysis of Legitimation Discourses
  • Formation of Diaspora through Diasporic and Transnational Linkages: The Case of Bangladeshi Immigrants in Padova, Italy
  • ‘The other' crossing: Discursive Representations of the Management and Dynamics of the Southern Border of Spain
  • Welfare and Migration: Transitions into and out of Welfare Benefits Receipt Among Polish Migrant Workers in Norway
  • Going 'Home' for the Sake of the Nation? The Challenges Facing Southern Sudanese Women in Post-secession Khartoum
  • African Students in Stavanger. Everyday Life and Migratory Projects
  • No Voice, no Face, no Empathy. Critical Analysis of Asylum Seekers' Written and Visual Representation in Swiss Newspapers
  • From Refugees' Rights to States' Interests: The Expiration of Rwandan Refugee Status
  • Transnational Social Movements Organization: The Case of Mexico via Berlin (MvB)
  • Repatriation for Burmese Refugees along the Thai-Burmese Border in Protracted Refugee Situation
  • Would you ever go back? Never, Never! The multiculturalism hypothesis and the experience of inclusion/exclusion of Czech Roma refugees in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA)

If you are interested in a particular paper please get in contact with the EMMIR coordination office in Oldenburg at emmir@uni-oldenburg.de


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Last modified: 2018-08-10