Article by Claudia Engelmann on academia and the refugee crisis


Claudia Engelmann co-authored an article for the online version of the German newspaper Die Zeit. Entitled ‘Wir mischen uns in die Flüchtlingskrise ein’ (‘We do intervene in the refugee crisis’), her piece is a reply to the often heard criticism that researchers neither work on nor publicly comment on current refugee issues.

In the article, the authors mention several current research projects and note two issues: a lack of sustainable funding for refugee research and a lack of political will to consider research results in the policy-making process.

Source: FASoS Weekly.