Caroline Schmitt


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Growing up in Trier, Germany's oldest city in the border region to France, Luxembourg and Belgium, I became interested early on in living together under conditions of diversity and the question of how inclusion can be shaped in moving and pluralized societies. I have turned this question into my profession.


My main areas of research, teaching and vocational training are:

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Solidarity Research
  • Migration Research
  • Inter- and Transnational Social Work

At the University of Klagenfurt in Austria, I am employed as a professor for migration and inclusion research. Previously, I was a professor ad interim in the field of social work at the University of Trier and a research associate at the University of Mainz in Germany. My activities as a researcher and lecturer have also taken me to the Universities of Innsbruck (Austria), to Kent University in Istanbul (Turkey), the University of Olomouc (Czechia) and to Kangnam University in Yongin (South Korea).


In the course of my academic work, I cooperate closely with social services, educational institutions, and civil society alliances


In my diversity & inclusion trainings I experience the interlocking of science and practice as an enormous enrichment.


New publication on solidarity, refugee migration, climate crisis, and social work

Please check our new publication on solidarity in times of crisis (together with Marc Hill)!

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Join our international lecture series "Social Transformations across the Globe" in winter 2021 / 2022

"Social Transformations across the Globe. The Change we want"
Together with Claudia Lohrenscheit, Andrea Schmelz, Anneline Keet and Gavaza Maluleke. Join us digitally and download our program!
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Calais, 2020 © Caroline Schmitt
Calais, 2020 © Caroline Schmitt
Mainz, 2020 © Caroline Schmitt
Mainz, 2020 © Caroline Schmitt