The Center for Migration Research (ZMF) has since 2012 focused on the interdisciplinary collaboration between the social sciences and history. We regard migration research as an opportunity to adequately understand the long-term and multi-generational effects of migratory movements within a long-term perspective. In combining methodological competence both in quantitative and qualitative research, we strive to develop this approach further. We are committed to public outreach through exhibitions, lectures and citizen sciences.

Our Mission Statement

Interdisciplinary Approach

The Centre for Migration Research is following approaches to migration and mobility studies from various disciplines of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Longitudinal Perspective

At the Centre for Migration Research, we understand migratory phenomena as historical processes with long term effects that need to be studied both in past and present.

Actor-centred Approach

We study human practice within its social relations, its material constraints and its symbolic orders. 


The Center for Migration Research's organisational basis is the association Verein Zentrum für Migrationsforschung  (ZVR-Zahl 3381 359 77).
We are member of the Lower Austrian interdisciplinary humanities research network first. We are member of the Austrian Network for Migration History ÖNM.


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Film + Gespräch: Eldorado

Sustainable-Development-Filmlounge 2018/19 Read more


Moderation: Historiker Niklas Perzi, Zentrum für Migrationsforschung St. Pölten. Die Veranstaltung findet in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Zentrum für Migrationsforschung in St. Pölten statt und wird ins Tschechische gedolmetscht. Read more

Betrifft: Geschichte

Kontinuitäten und Brüche * Flüchtlingsbewegungen in der Habsburgermonarchie und in der Republik. Mit Börries Kuzmany, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften und Rita Garstenauer, Zentrum für Migrationsforschung. Gestaltung: Rosemarie Burgstaller Read more