SFM - Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies

The Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies (SFM) is a research and training institute at the University of Neuchâtel. As part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences the institute offers a master's degree with a unique specialization in “Migration and Citizenship.”

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SFM in Neuchâtel


Partnerships and Collaboration

The SFM actively participates in national and international research programmes. It directs international research projects and represents Switzerland in various European research networks. 

National Center of Competence in Research – The Migration-Mobility Nexus


The Center for the Understanding of Social Processes (MAPS)

Swiss Centre of Expertise in Human Rights (SCHR)


International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion: network of scholars



Recommended Literature


New Publications

  • Ruedin, Didier (2017). "Citizenship regimes and the  immigrant groups", Austrian Journal of Political Science, 46(1)
  • Efionayi-Mäder, Denise (2017). Politique migratoire et son évaluation. In : Evaluation, Kriminalpolitik und Srafrechtsreform = Evaluation, politique criminelle et réforme du droit pénal. Bern : Stämpfli. pp. 165‑174.
  • Fibbi, Rosita and Chantal Wyssmüller (2016). "“No encuentro bien ser cien por cien suiza” – Language of Origin and Identity Claims among Third-Generation Teens in Switzerland " Studi Emigrazione, LIII(204): 684-704.
  • Gundelach, Birte and Anita Manatschal (2016). "Ethnic Diversity, Social Trust and the Moderating Role of Subnational Integration Policy, Political Studies," Political studies, online first. DOI: 10.1177/0032321716644613.
  • Bader, Dina (2016). "Nationalisme sexuel: le cas de l’excision et de la chirurgie esthétique génitale dans les discours d’experts en Suisse." Swiss Journal of Sociology, 42(3), 573-591.
  • Fibbi, Rosita, and Didier Ruedin (2016). “La participation des résidents étrangers aux élections municipales d’avril 2015 à Genève.” Genève: Bureau de l’intégration des étrangers.
  • Fibbi, Rosita and Philipp Schnell (2016). "Unequal Pathways. School-to-Work Trajectories of Children of Turkish and Western- Balkan Origin in Switzerland and Austria." Swiss Journal of Sociology, 42(2), pp. 265-288.