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About Us

The Swiss Network of Young Migration Scholars (SNyMS) is a non-profit association founded in Berne on 14 August 2014 that brings together young migration scholars from different scientific disciplines, universities and language regions in Switzerland. It is also open to academic staff and professionals, to institutions and private persons with a special affiliation to the migration field in Switzerland.

The purposes of the SNyMS are to

  • provide a platform for cooperation, discussion and exchange for Migration Scholars

  • disseminate information and share opportunities regarding Migration Studies Research

  • organize gatherings for academics within the Migration Studies Research

  • function as a public resource on Migration Studies Research.


📣 Call for Applicants:
Two Members of the Executive Committee


The Executive Committee is responsible for the strategic management of the association. It develops proposals, programs and activities, administers the finances of the association and ensures the internal and external communication.


3-5 online meetings per year (approx. 1h – 1.5h)
Preparation time and follow-up after meetings (if necessary)
1 on-site meeting per year (approx. 4h)
Participation at the annual General Assembly


Young migration scholars and/or practitioners from different scientific disciplines, working in or interested in migration research
Ideally, but not necessarily, persons with experience in accounting or social media and communication orconference organization
Time availability and commitment for at least 1 year


Ample networking opportunities in the field of migration throughout Switzerland
Unique possibility to gain leadership and management experience 
Possibility to acquire new skills, e.g. accounting, event management, webhosting, communication and social media 
Possibility to develop new programs and activities
Possibility to take courses in continuing education for the development of professional skills


Please send your questions (if you have any) and/or your expression of interest to

until 30th of August 2022.


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Asile et abus // Asyl und Missbrauch
Regards pluridisciplinaires sur un discours dominant

Published by Anne-Cécile Leyvraz, Raphaël Rey, Damian Rosset, Robin Stünzi


Our Projects

Projects are one of the core businesses of this Network as they create opportunities for our members to mingle, brainstorm, exchange, research and propose creative solutions. They enable young researchers to work together with a team of people from different backgrounds.

Members are welcome to join existing projects at any time or start new ones.

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Writing Days

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