University of Trier
University of Trier is a young, dynamic university with 15.000 students. It is one of Germany’s top 20 humanities and social science universities in terms of its ability to attract third party research funding. With its ideas and input, the university has become an important contributor to politics and society in the Trier region with strong transnational connections to Luxembourg, France, and Belgium. Focused particularly on humanities and social sciences, UT provides highly demanded study programs for teachers and social workers (social pedagogues) and has a strong expertise in the field of migration research. The International Research Training Group Diversity: Mediating Difference in Transcultural Spaces is one of the many transnational research collaborations of UT. The department of education particularly provides expertise in migration and refugee studies and in the field of transnational knowledge transfer. Research projects on the life course of young refugees connects the regional situation of Trier as a major destination of refugees in Rhineland-Palatinate and Germany with highly topical research on integration of refugees.