Mistra Urban Futures’ is pioneering traineeships for new arrivals. Samar Ramli from Palestine is now starting research on migration and urbanisation in Mistra Urban Futures. She is the first participant in Mistra’s initiative offering trainee places in its various research programmes to newly arrived refugees with an academic background.
When the number of refugees arriving in Sweden peaked just before Christmas 2015, Mistra’s Board wanted to make a contribution to ease the situation. They therefore decided to allocate funds so as to be able to offer traineeships to people with some kind of academic background but who have not yet become established on the Swedish labour market. The work practice is to take place within Mistra’s ongoing research programmes, in established research centres or in close association with such centres.