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Christof Van Mol
Christof Van Mol is a Professor at the Department of Sociology at Tilburg University, where he teaches several courses including Theoretical Perspectives on International Migration, and has been, since 2019, affiliated to the Faculty at the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (Catholic University Milan). He chairs the Cost Action “European Network on International Student Mobility: Connecting Research and Practice (ENIS)” (2021-2025), and co-coordinates an IMISCOE Standing Committee on Education and Social Inequality. Van Mol’s scientific interest are mainly focused on international migration processes, patterns, and outcomes, with a specific focus on intra-European mobility flows, and on innovative forms of mixed-method research and online survey methodology. In 2022 he published three articles on student mobility: “An experimental study on the impact of contact design on web survey participation”, “Exploring explanations for the gender gap in study abroad: A case study of the Netherlands”, and “Intra-European student mobility and the different meanings of ‘Europe’”.


Interview conducted in Lisbon, on May 16, 2022, by Carlota Moura Veiga*,
revised for publication in July 2022.
Also available in online version here.


Series  OEm Conversations With 
Date  August 2022
Pages  12
ISSN  2183-718X (online)
DOI  10.15847/CIESOEMCW302022
Keywords  Student mobility, international migration mobility, intra-European mobility flows, COST Action, mixed-method research.
Cite as  Moura Veiga, Carlota(2022), “International student mobility: interview with Christof Van Mol”, OEm Conversations With, 30, ObservatóriodaEmigração, CIES, Iscte, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. DOI: 10.15847/CIESOEMCW302022


* Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia (CIES-IUL), Lisboa, Portugal


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