Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mathias Czaika

Danube University Krems


As of 09/2017     Full Professor in Migration and Globalisation, Danube University Krems, Austria

2016 - 2017        Director of International Migration Institute (IMI), Oxford Department for International Development, University of  Oxford, UK

2015 - 2017       Associate Professor of Migration and Development, University of Oxford, UK

2010 - 2015       Senior Research Officer, International Migration Institute, University of Oxford, UK

„As a Department for Migration and Globalisation, we aim to make a significant contribution to promoting the general understanding of migration as a complex social phenomenon and social reality, thereby supporting public acceptance and the political ability to act for migration-related challenges and opportunities.“

About the person

2008 PhD in Economics (summa cum laude), Department for International Economic Policy, University of Freiburg, Germany

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Publications (Extract Research Database)

Czaika, M.; Neumayer, E. (2019). On the negative impact of time zone differences on international tourism. Current Issues in Tourism, 21. März 2019: 1 - 5, doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2019.1590322

De Haas, H.; Czaika, M; Flahaux, M. L.; Mahendra, E.; Natter, K.; Vezzoli, S.; Villares-Varela, M. (2019). International migration: Trends, determinants and policy effects. Population and Development Review, 8. Oktober 2019: doi.org/10.1111/padr.12291

Czaika M.; Rössl L.; Pfeffer T.; Altenburg F. (2019). Migration & Integration 8: Dialog zwischen Politik, Wissenschaft und Praxis. Edition Donau-Universität Krems, Krems

Czaika, M. (2019). High-skilled Migration Policies. In: Czaika M.; Rössl L.; Pfeffer T.; Altenburg F., Migration & Integration 8: Dialog zwischen Politik, Wissenschaft und Praxis: 17-32, Edition Donau-Universität Krems, Krems

Czaika, M.; Rössl, L. (2019). Einleitung. In: Czaika, M.; Rössl, L.; Altenburg, F.; Faustmann, A.; Pfeffer T., Migration & Integration 7: Dialog zwischen Politik, Wissenschaft und Praxis: 9-16, Edition Donau-Universität Krems, Krems

Rössl, L.; Czaika, M. (2019). Einleitung. In: Czaika M.; Rössl L.; Pfeffer T.; Altenburg F., Migration & Integration 8. Dialog zwischen Politik, Wissenschaft und Praxis: 9-16, Edition Donau-Universität Krems, Krems

Czaika, M.; Di Lillo A. (2018). The geography of anti-immigrant attitudes across Europe, 2002–2014. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2018: 2453-2479, 10.1080/1369183X.2018.1427564

Czaika, M.; Orazbayev, S. (2018). The Globalisation of Scientific Mobility, 1970–2014, Applied Geography . Applied Geography, 96: 1-10, doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2018.04.017

Czaika, M.; de Haas, H., Villares-Varela, M. (2018). The global evolution of travel visa regimes - An analysis of the DEMIG VISA database. Population and Development Review, 44, 3: 589-622, https://doi.org/10.1111/padr.12166

Czaika, M. (2018). High-skilled Migration: Drivers and Policies. Oxford University Press, Oxford

Czaika, M.; Baatz, U. (Hg.) (2018). Wer nicht arbeiten will, soll auch nicht essen. Auf dem Weg zu einer globalen Gesellschaft der Überflüssigen? Tagungsband zum Symposion Dürnstein 2018. tredition GmbH, Hamburg

Czaika, M. (2018). Conclusion. In: Czaika, M., High-Skilled Migration: Drivers and Policies: 360-366, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Czaika, M. (2018). High-Skilled Migration - Introduction and Synopsis. In: High-Skilled Migration - Drivers and Policies: 1-32, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Czaika, M.; Parsons, C.R. (2018). High-Skilled Migration in Times of Global Economic Crisis. In: Czaika, M., High-Skilled Migration: Drivers and Policies: 20-47, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Toma, S.; Villares-Varela, M.; Czaika, M. (2018). Internationalization and Diversification of Academic Careers. In: Czaika, M., High-Skilled Migration: Drivers and Policies: 246-278, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Czaika, M.; Neumayer, E. (2017). Visa Restrictions and Economic Globalisation. Applied Geography, 84: 75-82

Czaika, M.; Parsons, C. (2017). The gravity of high-skilled migration policies. Demography, 54(2): 603-630

Czaika, M.; Toma, S. (2017). International academic mobility across space and time: the case of Indian academics. Population, Space and Place, doi: 10.1002: 2069

Czaika, M. (2017). Global Competition for Talent: Eine migrationspolitische Herausforderung. In: Altenburg, F.; Faustmann, A.; Pfeffer, T.; Skrivanek, I., Migration und Globalisierung in Zeiten des Umbruchs. Festschrift für Gudrun Biffl: 83-99, edition Donau-Universität Krems, Krems

Czaika, M.; Trauner, F. (2017). EU visa policy: decision-making dynamics and effects on migratory processes. In: Trauner, F.; Ripoll, A., Routledge Handbook of Justice and Home Affairs Research: 110-123, Routledge, UK

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Lectures (Extract Research Database)


BIM Seminar Series - Berlin Institut für Integration und Migration, Deutschland, 18/11/2019

Migrationsforschung im Kontext globalen Wandels

Antrittsvorlesung Donau-Universität Krems, 30/10/2019

Migration von Hochqualifizierten

Dialog Forum Donau-Universität Krems, Österreich, 26/08/2019

Migration in the context of Globalisation, Development and Inequality

IOM Slovakia Bratislawa, Slowakei, 22/08/2019

Water foot print - from today to 2050

Forum Alpbach, Alpbach, Österreich, 19/08/2019

High-Skilled Migration-Drivers and Policies

Koc Universität Istanbul, Türkei, 03/07/2019

Determinants of international research collaborations 1973-2013

IMISCOE Jahreskonferenz Malmö, Schweden, 26/06/2019

Migration drivers and decision-making

Environmental Non-Migration Konferenz TU Dresden, Dresden, Deutschland, 20/06/2019

Visa policy regimes: evolution and effects

EMN Konferenz, Riga, Lettland, 17/04/2019

Strategische Ressource Humankapital

Strategischer Führungskräftelehrgang, Schloss Reichenau, Reichenau an der Rax, Österreich, 23/03/2019

The globalisation of scientific mobility and research collaborations

SciMo Konferenz, German Center for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), Hannover, Deutschland, 20/02/2019

"Die Zäune hoch, die Grenzen dicht"

Faculty Talk "Die Zäune hoch, die Grenzen dicht", 15/01/2019

Between "Fortress Europe" and the "Global Competition for Talent" – a challenge for migration policy-making

Festvortrag Donau-Universität Krems, Krems an der Donau, Österreich, 30/11/2018

Evaluating Migration Policy Effects

European Commission-Iran Migration Conference, Isfahan, Iran, 27/11/2018

Die Bedeutung der Forschung im Migrationsbereich

Jubiläumsveranstaltung des EMN-Kontaktpunktes Österreich, Wien, Österreich, 21/11/2018

Skill-selective migration policy instruments

Ministry of Development and Innovation, Warschau, Poland, 08/11/2018

Migration drivers and decision-making

10. DialogForum, Donau-Uni Krems, Österreich, 17/09/2018

Die Grenzen der Migrationssteuerung

Die lange Dauer der Flucht - World Refugee Day, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, Österreich, 20/06/2018

Hochqualifizierte Zuwanderung als Antwort auf den Fachkräftemangel?

Waldviertler Vorlesungen, 13/06/2018

Conceptualising Migration Drivers

CROSS-Migration Conference, Florence, Italy, 31/05/2018

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