Migration studies span politics, economics, civil society, culture and the media. Migration is one of the most dynamic research fields in modern social development. The PhD program Migration Studies contributes to a better understanding of migration policies, the background and causes of migration, the challenges facing emigration and immigration countries, and the importance of integration measures towards securing quality of life and social cohesion.
The PhD program Migration Studies targets the next generation of scientists with a genuine interest in the field of migration research. In particular, it addresses graduates of the social sciences (economics, sociology, political science, law), but the program also welcomes students specialized in other sciences (humanities, natural sciences).
In 2015, the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation (AQ Austria) accredited the first two PhD programs at the University for Continuing Education Krems: PhD Migration Studies and PhD Regenerative Medicine. This makes the University for Continuing Education Krems to one of the first public universities in Austria to have its PhD programs accredited according to international standards.