Why refugee students are more likely to drop out of pre-university programs

with Jana Berg

14 Feb 2024 | Social Inclusion

As refugee students increasingly pursue higher education, it is crucial to understand their unique needs and challenges. Jana Berg (German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies, Germany) explores the factors influencing refugee students' dropout intentions in pre-study programs, which reveals an interplay of financial constraints, perceived exclusion, and language proficiency.

Episode based on the article

University Applicants from Refugee Backgrounds and the Intention to Drop Out from Pre‐Study Programs: A Mixed‐Methods Study
By Michael Grüttner, Stefanie Schröder, and Jana Berg
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About the Speaker

Jana Berg is a Researcher at German Centre for Higher Education Studies and Science Research (DZHW) in Hannover, Germany. Before that, she studied Sociology (M.A.) and Linguistics (B.A.) at the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz and the University of Vienna. Her research focuses on science communication, organisational responsiveness and forced migration.