Migrant and Refugee Students from the Global South at Austrian Universities: A Typology for Targeted Support

Judith Kohlenberger, Theresa Herzog, Tobias Schnitzler

Publikation: Working/Discussion Paper

Abstract

Drawing on qualitative data from five focus group discussions (N=23), we developed a typology with migrant and refugee students from the Global South living in Vienna and studying at an Austrian university. Our findings indicate that different levels of support are required, depending on both structural and personal factors that respondents displayed. Structural factors include residence permit, field and level of study and conditions at the university (such as digital access, student representation, supervision by professors, workload). Personal factors involve respondents’ social capital in terms of social network and friends/colleagues, in particular in the form of in/formal mentoring, language skills and other qualifications, personal resilience and aspirations, and mental health. Based on these factors, our typology differentiates between four different types of migrant and refugee students from the Global South, who differ with regard to the quality of their experience at university and their general well-being, which in turn impacts their study success.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2022

Publikationsreihe

NameÖFSE Working Paper
Band67

Österreichische Systematik der Wissenschaftszweige (ÖFOS)

  • 504006 Demographie
  • 504021 Migrationsforschung
  • 509012 Sozialpolitik

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