RUCIA

Research Unit on Citizenship and Integration
at Aarhus University 

About the project

How should immigrants and their descendants be met by receiving countries – in immigration programs, citizenship rules and other policies – for inclusion and integration to work? How do they become civic citizens – and what does that actually mean? Do less concrete factors like national identity, political culture and the way we talk about immigration and citizenship influence integration outcomes?  Why are there such different approaches to integration and citizenship in Western countries, and even between the Scandinavian countries?

The RUCIA (Research Unit on Citizen and Integration at Aarhus University) investigates immigrants and descendants’ integration and citizenship. It brings together scholars who conduct comparative research on causes and effects of Denmark and other countries’ integration policies in the broadest sense. The research unit has a special focus on political, social and cultural integration, citizenship policies and integration in the school system; and it works theoretically with the meaning of concepts such as citizenship, integration, national identity, belonging, recognition and tolerance.

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KRISTINA WINS RESEARCHER FIGHT

This weekend, PhD student in political science Kristina Bakkær Simonsen won the award for best research communicator at this year’s Reseacher Fight at Aarhus University. This weekend, PhD student in political science Kristina Bakkær Simonsen won the award for best research communicator at this year’s Reseacher Fight at Aarhus University.  

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