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 programmes at Danube University Krems: Migration Studies and Regenerative Medicine. This makes Danube University one of the first public universities in Austria to have its PhD programmes accredited according to international standards.