Please note! Course information below is valid for 2021 and may be subject to change for 2022.
FH1550, Summer 2021
7.5 credits, First Cycle
Faculty of Social Sciences: School of Public Administration
One of the central challenges facing the public sector in all states at the moment is the successful management of migration and integration. The ongoing refugee crises (including those involving internally displaced peoples), a growing number of climate refugees, the free movement of citizens within the European Union, and the continued need from both the private and public sector for skilled and unskilled labor from outside the European Union have combined to make migration an especially salient issue for scholars, policymakers, bureaucrats and the general public more broadly.
This course provides students with an introduction to this key societal challenge facing states, regions and municipalities. It highlights the key forms of migration being witnessed and details how the associated challenges and possibilities are being problematized by migration scholars.
In addition to seminars with migration scholars from the University of Gothenburg, course sessions will include presentations, discussions and workshops with a diverse group of international public servants, civil society staff and researchers. The course will meet for approximately 12 hours per week. All instruction will take place online. The language of instruction is English.
The course supervisor and main instructor is Gregg Bucken-Knapp, Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Gothenburg). Additional teaching staff includes:
- Iryna Aleksieiva (Deputy President, NGO Right To Protection, Ukraine)
- Alexandra Bousiou (Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg
- Farah Haidar (Caseworker, Swedish Migration Board)
- Naoko Hashimoto (Associate Professor, Global Education Program, Hitotsubashi University, Japan)
- Xinqi He (PhD Candidate, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan)
- Hanna Hellgren (PhD Candidate, School of Public Administration, University of Gothenburg)
- Olga Ivanova (Operations Director, NGO Stabilization Support Services, Ukraine)
- Tatia Lomtadze (Senior Specialist, Migration Department, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Republic of Georgia)
- Keit Spiegel (Adviser, Ministry of Interior, Republic of Estonia)
- Andreas Lundstedt (PhD Candidate, School of Public Administration, University of Gothenburg)
- Marion Tamberg (Adviser, Ministry of Interior, Republic of Estonia)
- Mariel Värk (Support Service Coordinator, Estonian Refugee Council)
Prerequisites for this course: None, except for the general requirements regarding application.
This course is linked to Global Goal number: 8.8 (Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment), 10.7 (Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies.), 11 (Sustainable cities and communities) and 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions).