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06.05.2024 - Group of international researchers met for the Kick-Off Retreat of the Research Training Group "Cross-Border Labour Markets" (RTG 2951)

From April 25 to April 26 a group of 20 researchers from all world regions met for the Kick-Off Retreat of the DFG- funded Research Training Group “Cross-Border Labour Markets” in Schwelm. The involved Principal Investigators presented their theoretical perspectives on cross-border labour markets at the interface of economic sociology, migration studies and economic labour market research. Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, funded by the RTG or associated to it, presented their research projects on the cross border labour markets of performers, physicians, Au Pairs, Russian Anti-war refugees, just to name a few. The projects focus on migration agencies, brokers, legal institutions, and migrant networks as institutions and infrastructures enabling and stabilizing cross-border labour markets. This Research Training Group is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for a period of five years.

18.04.2024 - WHF im AB10 (Prof. Scheele) zum 15.06.24 gesucht

Im AB "Wirtschaft und Arbeit" (Prof. Scheele) ist eine Hilfskraftstelle (WHF) mit 5 Wochenstunden zum 15.06.2024 für 9 Monate zu besetzen.

Bewerbungsschluss ist der 30.04.2024

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11.04.2024 - Official Inauguration of DFG-funded Research Training Group on "Cross-Border Labour Markets" RTG 2951

On April 8, the newly established Research Training Group "Cross-Border Labour Markets: transnational market makers, infrastructures, institutions" RTG 2951 was officially inaugurated with a Launch Event at Bielefeld University. Speaker Ursula Mense-Petermann (Professor of Economic Sociology and Sociology of Work, Bielefeld University) and Co-speaker Karen Shire (Professor of Comparative Sociology and Japanese Society, University Duisburg-Essen) welcomed the 11 Principal Investigators from Bielefeld University, University Duisburg-Essen, and University Osnabrück, as well as the group of 11 newly appointed doctoral researchers, one Postdoc, as well as two associated researchers to the Research Training Group.

The Research Training Group investigates cross-border labour markets and the transnational organizations, infrastructures, and institutions that facilitate and stabilize such labour markets extending beyond national boundaries.

The rector of Bielefeld University, Professor Angelika Epple, congratulated the international  and interdisciplinary team of PIs for their success and praised their commitment and determination in this highly innovative project.

Keynotes were given by sociologist and migration scholar Ludger Pries (Ruhr University Bochum) and by labour market economist Michele Battisti (University of Glasgow), thus representing the interdisciplinary outlook of the RTG.

11.04.2024 - DFG-funded Research Training Group on "Cross-Border Labour Markets" starts its work

On April 1, the new Research Training Group "Cross-Border Labour Markets: transnational market makers, infrastructures, institutions" (RTG2951) began its work. This collaboration between Bielefeld University and University Duisburg-Essen will serve as the academic home for a diverse group of 11 doctoral researchers and 1 Postdoc from various countries including Azerbaijan, Brazil, India, Jordan, Egypt, Germany, Russia, Syria, and Turkey. Five of them will be based at University Duisburg-Essen, while seven will be at Bielefeld University.

The doctoral researchers Aamir Ali, Anar Muradov, Ammar Kakisch, Benedikt Heckens, Duaa Kattana, Elisabeth Schmidt, Ezgi Elmas Uluergüven, Kadir Engil, Karim Mousa Ashour, Mariana Gomes, Mark Simon, and the Postdoc Sandhya A.S. as well as associated researchers Jonas Feldmann and Lisa Mansfeld, will conduct innovative research on cross-border labour markets and the transnational organizations, infrastructures, and institutions that facilitate and stabilize such labour markets extending beyond national boundaries.

The RTG is led by Ursula Mense-Petermann (Professor of Economic Sociology and Sociology of Work at Bielefeld University) as Speaker and Karen Shire (Professor of Comparative Sociology and Japanese Society at University Duisburg-Essen) as Co-speaker. This Research Training Group is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for a period of five years with a total budget of up to 6.7 million euros.

04.12.2023 - Stellenausschreibung: Wiss. Mitarbeiter*in (Postdoc) (m/w/d) im GRK 2951

Im Rahmen des von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft geförderten Graduiertenkollegs 2951 "Grenzüberschreitende Arbeitsmärkte: Transnationale 'market makers', Infrastrukturen, Institutionen" ist an der Fakultät für Soziologie eine Position als Wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in (Postdoc) (m/w/d) zum 01.04.2024 zu besetzen.

Bewerbungsfrist ist der 28.12.2023.

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