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 .” Flyer SFM

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

  • Fibbi, Rosita et 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.
  • Tissot, Florian (2016). "Highly-Skilled Labour Migration in Switzerland: Household Strategies and Professional Careers" Working Paper Series “Gender, Diversity and Migration.” 10, Faculty of Social Sciences, Goethe University Frankfurt.
  • Morlok, Michael, Andrea Oswald et Harald Meier, Denise Efionayi-Mäder, Didier Ruedin et Dina Bader, Philippe Wanner (2015). "Les sans-papiers en Suisse en 2015." B,S,S. Volkswirtschaftliche Beratung, en coopération avec le SFM et l'Université de Genève. B,S,S.: Bâle.
  • Fibbi, Rosita and Jasmine Truong (2015). "Parental involvement and educational success in Kosovar families in Switzerland." Comparative Migration Studies, 3(13).
  • Van der Brug, Wouter, Gianni D’Amato, Didier Ruedin, and Joost Berkhout (2015). The Politicisation of Migration. Routledge.