The SFM holds a special place in Swiss social science research. By placing its findings at the disposal of numerous public and private actors it helps bridge the gap between research, practice and the public discourse. The research approach adopted by the SFM encourages a broad range of national and international collaboration. The SFM also places great importance on the application of research, as well as on the dissemination of knowledge to political decision makers and professionals.

The main areas of research are:

  • Migration movements
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Integration
  • Racism and discrimination
  • Demography
  • Citizenship
  • Audio-visual dissemination of research results

New Publications

  • Fibbi, Rosita et Philipp Schnell (2016). "Unequal Pathways. School-to-Work Trajectories of Children of Turkish and Western- Balkan Origin in Switzerland and Austria." Swiss Journal of Sociology, 42(2), pp. 265-288.
  • Tissot, Florian (2016). "Highly-Skilled Labour Migration in Switzerland: Household Strategies and Professional Careers" Working Paper Series “Gender, Diversity and Migration.” 10, Faculty of Social Sciences, Goethe University Frankfurt.
  • Morlok, Michael, Andrea Oswald et Harald Meier, Denise Efionayi-Mäder, Didier Ruedin et Dina Bader, Philippe Wanner (2015). "Les sans-papiers en Suisse en 2015." B,S,S. Volkswirtschaftliche Beratung, en coopération avec le SFM et l'Université de Genève. B,S,S.: Bâle.
  • Fibbi, Rosita and Jasmine Truong (2015). "Parental involvement and educational success in Kosovar families in Switzerland." Comparative Migration Studies, 3(13).
  • Van der Brug, Wouter, Gianni D’Amato, Didier Ruedin, and Joost Berkhout (2015). The Politicisation of Migration. Routledge.