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Working Groups

ENIS' research is organized in 5 Working Groups (WGs) covering major thematic areas in ISM and policy recommendations.


WG1 Leader

Middle East Technical University

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Ghent University and University of Kassel

WG1 Co-leader


University  of Turku

WG1 Stakeholder Advisor

Working Group 1

Global ISM Flows and Trends at the Macro-Level

This WG focuses on analyzing the latest global patterns of migration through quantitative data. The aim is to broaden scientific understanding of the dynamics and determinants of ISM.

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Centre for Modern Indian Studies

WG2 Leader

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WG2 Stakeholder advisor

Working Group 2

Social Inequalities in Access to and during ISM

WG 2 concerns variables of inequality in ISM such as gender, age, socio-economic status, and ethnicity. Mixed methods are used, with the goal to develop strategies for more inclusiveness.

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University of Basel

WG3 Leader


WG3 Co-leader

Middle East Technical University

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WG3 Stakeholder advisor

University of Samsun

Working Group 3

The Social and Cultural Integration of International Students in their Host Countries

WG 3 uses mixed methods to advance discourse on integration of international students. To improve integration, an evaluation of current practices in higher education institutions is conducted.


WG4 Leader

Oslo Metropolitan University


Dr. Jannecke Wiers-Jenssen

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WG4 Stakeholder advisor

IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

Working Group 4

The Impact of ISM on graduates' careers

This WG examines the assumed positive effect of ISM on labor market outcomes. Mixed methods are used to uncover the mechanisms of education-to-work transitions in relation to ISM.

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WG5 Leader

International Association of Universities (IAU)

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University of Porto - FPCEUP

WG5 Co-leader


WG5 Stakeholder advisor

Università degli studi di Milano

Working Group 5

Connecting research and practice

WG5 focuses on the development of tangible recommendations for stakeholders based on the research of the other 4 WGs.

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