Anna Virkama

PhD Candidate

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University of Tampere



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Gender higher education Skilled Migration Student Migration Transnationalism

Research projects

  • Project date 1.1.2007
  • Head of research Anna Virkama
  • Language n/a

In North-Africa, students face many difficulties in finding employment after graduation and a good number of them aspire to pursue their studies abroad or to emigrate for work. Due to the colonial history, France has traditionally been the number one destination country for Moroccan students. This PhD study provides in-depth understanding of South-North student mobility and migration by analysing an ethnographic data collected in France and Morocco between years 2008-2011. The socio-cultural, political and economic aspects are discussed, as well as the cross-cutting theme of gender and generation.