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Lecture series: Dr. Susanne Worbs reports on the BAMF Refugee Study 2014.

11/28/2016

On November 24, 2016, the second contribution to the lecture series “Refugees in Germany–Educational Trajectories and Social Integration“ took place at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi). Here, Dr. Susanne Worbs, Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge, BAMF) reported on a current project concerned with the life situation of people who are entitled to political asylum and recognized refugees in Germany.

As part of the lecture series “Refugees in Germany–Educational Trajectories and Social Integration”, Dr. Susanne Worbs presented results of the BAMF Refugee Study 2014 at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).  

Worbs has been working for the BAMF since 2004 and involved in various projects in the field of integration research. In her lecture entitled “The BAMF Refugee Study 2014–Collecting Data on Educational Qualifications in a Paper-Based Survey”, she presented the data on the academic and vocational education of immigrants and on the participation of this group in educational offerings, such as language classes, in Germany. Moreover, Worbs discussed methodological challenges of surveys targeting recently immigrated persons. Following the lecture, the diversity of vocational qualifications acquired in various countries of origin and the problems associated with the registration of these qualifications were discussed among other topics.

The public lecture series “Refugees in Germany–Educational Trajectories and Social Integration”, which is hosted by the LIfBi as part of project “ReGES–Refugees in the German Educational System” whose funding is provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF), will continue in the coming weeks. All dates for 2016 can be found here.