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Research mandate

The Federal Office is responsible for conducting academic research into migration and integration issues. In accordance with the core tasks of the Federal Office, the research center observes migration to and from Germany and analyses the effects of migration processes. The results are used for migration management and political consultancy.

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Research Topics

The research group of the Federal Office conducts several research projects on migration and integration-related topics. In doing so, the effects of migration processes on the society are above all explored.

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Research results

In the context of research projects on migration and integration-related topics, research results are published consistently.

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Research Associates

About 25 research associates are involved in research projects carried out by the Federal Office. A listing of the research associates as well as the results of their research works for the Federal Office can be found here.

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Academic Advisory Council

The Academic Advisory Council to the Federal Office offers advice and supports the research carried out by the Federal Office.

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Cooperation on research

To perform its tasks, the Research Centre works together with scientific facilities and other institutions at home and abroad.

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Wichtige Mitteilung


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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