Mathis Osburg

Mathis Osburg

Research and Development Specialist

Department Department of Geography and Spatial Planning
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Campus Office MSH, E02 25-400
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 9668
Fax (+352) 46 66 44 39668

Mathis Osburg is a research and development specialist in the European Migration Network (EMN). Previously, Mathis was a research and development specialist in the Horizon2020 project MIMY (EMpowerment through liquid Integration of Migrant Youth in vulnerable conditions), which examines the integration of vulnerable young migrants across nine European countries. Before joining the University of Luxembourg, Mathis was a researcher in the MADE project (Migration as Development) at the International Migration Institute (University of Amsterdam); and a research assistant at the CNRS (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique) in Cayenne (French Guiana). Mathis also worked with various NGOs in the field of forced migration in Turkey, Serbia, Mexico and Belgium. He speaks English, French, German, Turkish and intermediate Spanish. Mathis holds a BA in Political Science from the University Lumière Lyon II and an MSc (Cum Laude) in Sociology with a specialisation in Migration and Ethnic Studies from the University of Amsterdam. His research interests focus on the drivers of human migration, the relation between developmental processes and migratory behaviour, the effect and efficiency of migration policies, and the integration of migrants in host societies.

Research Interests

  • Mobility
  • Migration and development
  • Social transformation
  • Drivers of migration
  • Migration aspirations and capabilities
  • Migrant integration
  • Migration policy

Last updated on: Friday, 09 July 2021


  • 2018-2019: M.Sc. in Sociology (Specialisation in Migration and Ethnic Studies), University of Amsterdam, (The Netherlands)
  • 2016-2017: Erasmus Exchange at the Sociology Department, Galatasaray University (Turkey)
  • 2014-2017: B.A. in Political Science, University Lumière Lyon II (France)

Professional experience

  • Since November 2020: Research and Development Specialist, Department of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
  • May 2020 – October 2020: Researcher, International Migration Institute, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
  • January 2019 - July 2019: Research assistant, CNRS (French Guiana)

Last updated on: 10 Nov 2020