Since 2017, the IFHV in cooperation with the Tokyo Foundation's Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) and RUB’s Research School, has hosted the SYLFF-Mikrokolleg on Forced Migration. The Mikrokolleg combines highly-interdisciplinary researchers who work on topics related to forced migration at Ruhr University Bochum. Under the supervision of IFHV professors, the SYLFF-Mikrokolleg also offers PhD scholarships for exceptionally promising students who are provided with comprehensive training and funds to pursue their research projects at the IFHV.
In the past, the SYLFF-Mikrokolleg has contributed to the IFHV’s expertise in forced migration studies and refugee law by co-authoring dozens of publications and organising two international conferences. Individuals affiliated with Ruhr University Bochum who are interested in joining the Mikrokolleg should contact Dr. Sarah Gemicioglu at RUB Research School.
Affiliated Researchers of the IFHV
Prof. Dr. Pierre Thielbörger
Executive Director & Chair for Public Law and Public International Law
Prof. Dr. Ludger Pries
Chair for Sociology/Organisation, Migration, Participation