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Accompanying academic research

The Federal Office’s Research Centre carries out large numbers of research projects on topics related to migration, integration and asylum. Orientated towards the core tasks of the Federal Office, priority is given here to studying the impact of migration processes on society. The tasks carried out by the Research Centre are analysis, evaluation and policy advice.

The research also accompanies the process of the integration of people with a migration background in Germany, and helps towards refining integration activities at federal level. Other research areas include the socioeconomic impact of immigration, the connection between migration and demographic change, and worldwide migration.

Quality assurance and academic networks

Recent research results are published and presented within our own events, and discussed with representatives from Academia as well as with practitioners. In order to carry out these tasks, the Research Centre in the Federal Office works with academic institutions both in Germany and abroad.

As the central state agency for questions related to migration and integration research, the Research Centre contributes towards the transfer of information between Academia, the administration, policy-makers, industry and the public. Both national and international academic networking is carried out by the Federal Office’s Research Centre, amongst other things as the headquarters of the national Contact Point of the European Migration Network (EMN). The latter provides the Member States and the institutions of the EU with information on migration and asylum that is scientifically objective, reliable and comparable.

The work of the Research Centre is supported by an Academic Advisory Council.

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There have been several occasions very recently in which people have pretended to be employees of the Federal Office and asked for an interview at which they questioned asylum applicants intensively. This took place in some cases on the pretext that a second hearing was allegedly needed. Important: The Federal Office does not conduct home visits! These individuals do not work for the Federal Office. The Federal Office has therefore filed criminal charges. If something similar happens to you, or if you observe anything of this nature as a carer, please report this to your local police station.Interviewers from reputable survey institutes who are currently conducting interviews as part of research projects in which data are collected on a voluntary basis clearly state who they are working for. They also give the name of the survey institute and prove this by showing the appropriate documentation. This means that you can make enquiries should you have any doubts.

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