Micheline van Riemsdijk, assistant professor of geography, recently gave an invited presentation at the Oslo Global Mobility Forum, which aims to promote the recruitment and integration of skilled migrants. Van Riemsdijk spoke about the adaptation strategies of foreign-born IT specialists and engineers in Norway. She also launched a report at a seminar on skilled migration at FAFO, the Institute for Labor and Social Research in Oslo, Norway. Five UT students have accompanied van Riemsdijk to Oslo to conduct fieldwork research.
Van Riemsdijk’s research, funded by the National Science Foundation, focuses on stakeholder involvement in the international recruitment of engineers and information technology specialists. The project investigates processes of international skilled migration, particularly the operation of global talent recruitment. The study aims to inform policy debates about competitiveness and innovation in the global knowledge economy.
She has published scholarly work in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Population, Space and Place, Geoforum, and Social and Cultural Geography.