University of St Andrews

Hill Kulu awarded funding from the ERC

Friday 29 March 2019

Congratulations to Professor Hill Kulu on being awarded almost 2.5 million euros to study the lives of immigrants and their descendants in the UK, France, Germany and Sweden.

The prestigious European Research Council (ERC) advanced grant is part of a €540 million European Union funding for 222 scientists across Europe to boost cutting-edge research announced today (28 March 2019). It is estimated that the 2019 round of European Research Council grants could lead to the creation of 2000 new jobs.

Professor Kulu’s project, Understanding Life Trajectories of Immigrants and Their Descendants in  Europe and Projecting Future Trends (MIGRANTLIFE) will investigate how employment, housing and family trajectories evolve and interact in the lives of immigrants and their descendants in the UK, France, Germany and Sweden and how factors related to a societal context, an early life context and critical transitions shape their life histories.

The five-year study will project their future life trajectories using innovative computer simulation techniques, considering the main life domains and diversity between and within immigrant groups.

For further information please select:  2.5 million euros to study the lives of migrants