Discrimination - Theory, evidence and policy responses

This course introduces students to theory, measurement, evidence and policy responses regarding discrimination along various categories such as ethnic origin, gender, appearance, age etc.

Evidence-based policy making - Evaluation & Monitoring

This course introduces students to main (qualitative and quantiative) approaches and methodologies for measuring the impact of policy programmes, projects or reforms.

International Migration - Introduction to theory and evidence

This course introduces students to the main theories, patterns and policy responses regarding international migration.

Intro to R for Social Scientists

This course offers an accessible and easy introduction to one of the fastest growing statistical packages used in social science and data science more generally. The course is designed for students with limited stats and data analysis background or those transitioning from other software packages (e.g. Stata; SPSS). All materials are available online allowing students to take the course at their own pace. This course will be updated over time. Feedback welcome!

Refugee Integration in Germany

Over a million people sought refuge in Germany since 2014. After a review of the meaning, theories and measurement of “integration”, the course will cover various dimensions of integration including the labour market, education, housing, discrimination and others. We will review the latest literature and discuss integration outcomes in relation to relevant government policies.

Research design in the social sciences

This course introduces students to what social science research is all about and how it works. Students will be first introduced to basic principles of how knowledge is produced. After students will work though various research designs, apply them to research questions and master the advantages and disadvantages of various methods.