Migration is considered as a driver of societal diversification processes. Diversity resulting from migration requires processes of mental and institutional inclusion that encompass conflicts and chances. In these processes, chances should be realized, conflicts constructively moderated, and ascription effects, visible in stereotype attitudes and behavior, should be reflected and reduced. By conducting basic and applied research, this unit provides orientation knowledge for policy making and education practice. The ascription of “migration background”, basically encompassing all per-sons who have immigrated (first generation) and the offspring of immigrated persons and foreign nationals (second and potentially third generation), is addressed and critically reflected. Methodo-logically, the focus is on mixed methods designs and qualitative interview analysis.
All researchers interact in regular monthly colloquia to improve research designs and instruments.