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Since its establishment in the 1990s, Swiss universities of applied sciences have been subject to a far-reaching process of internationalisation. In teaching and research, they are increasingly creating space for international academic staff and for students with different backgrounds and/or educational backgrounds. The research project "Internationalisation at Universities of Applied Sciences" is interested in the significance of gender and migration for educational (in)equalities at Swiss universities of applied sciences.

The following questions are leading questions for the project: To what extent does the internationalisation of universities of applied sciences create new equality potentials and inequality conditions? Which institutional barriers or facilitators can be identified in the context of different training courses for students with a migration background? Furthermore, the question is asked; to what extent formal and informal framework conditions at the universities of applied sciences produce different structures of opportunity for women and men?