Welcome to the Website of the Center for Flight and Migration


The Center for Flight and Migration (ZFM) is an interdisciplinary institution for research and education at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. It deals with global and regional migration processes as a phenomenon that has become the norm within our society with the aim to contribute to a sustainable, just, responsible and solidary society.

Researchers from various disciplines of both the humanities and social sciences work together at the ZFM to expand scientific knowledge about the diverse and complex issues of flight and migration research and to convey this knowledge in the form of educational opportunities. The ZFM aims at the academic exchange with other scientists and at the dialogue with local and national actors of civil society and politics.

The portfolio of the ZFM includes various research projects and educational formats. The research profile is divided into three fields: civic engagement, values and publicity in the migration society and causes and effects of the phenomenon of flight. These areas reflect both the regional and the (inter-)national orientation of the ZFM within their research perspectives.


Edited book published: Practices of (Im-)Mobilization

After about 18 months of intensive research and editing, our edited book on camps, collective accommodations and arrival centers in the context of asylum regimes has now been published by Transcript Verlag. It is already available to its readers online open access as a free download.

Prof. Dr. Karin Scherschel new Scientific Director of the ZFM

Since March 2020, Prof. Dr. Karin Scherschel has held the professorship for Flight and Migration Research and is academic director of the Centre for Flight and Migration at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.

She succeeds Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Altmeppen, who had headed the ZFM since 2017.

Have a Nice Summer Break

We wish everyone a great semester break.