Julia Reinold

PhD fellow

Research group(s):
6. Migration and Development

Julia Reinold (MSc) is a PhD Candidate at Maastricht University's Institute for Transnational and Euregional Cross border cooperation and Mobility / ITEM and part of the Migration Group at UNU-MERIT. The goal of her PhD project is to better understand the decision-making factors of international highly-skilled migrants in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine with regard to arrival, staying or leaving the region. In particular, the project focuses on perceived advantages or disadvantages of living in a border region. The outcomes from the project will enable policy-makers in the region to employ policies to better attract and retain highly-skilled international migrants in the region.

Prior to starting her PhD project with ITEM, she worked as a research officer for the Migration Group. In this position she contributed to various research projects commissioned for instance by European Union Institutions, International Organisations (UNDP, ICMPD, ILO) and Development Organisations (GIZ, DFID) using both qualitative and quantitative methods. In addition, she has experience in writing research funding proposals. Julia finished both her Bachelor degree in European Studies and her Master degree in Public Policy and Human Development with a specialization in Regional Integration and Multi-Level Governance at Maastricht University. Her Master’s thesis examined the migration intentions of university graduates in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine.




Selected publications by Julia Reinold


Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Reinold, Julia, 2018, Migration and Education: International Student Mobility, Tijdschrift VN Forum, 2017-2(Migration and Development), More information
Merkle, Ortrun, Julia Reinold & Melissa Siegel, 2018, Corruption, Gender and Migration, 2018 Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum, More information
Hooijen, Inge, Christoph Meng, Julia Reinold & Melissa Siegel, 2017, Competition for talent: retaining graduates in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine, European Planning Studies, 25(12): 2212-2231, More information


Research reports
Marchand, Katrin, Julia Reinold & Raphael Dias e Silva, 2017, Study on Migration Routes in the East and Horn of Africa, Study commissioned by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, More information
Dietrich, S., Aline Meysonnat, Victor Cebotari, Julia Reinold, Franziska Gassmann, Inez Roosen & Neil Foster-McGregor, 2017, Key Drivers of the Changing Prevalence of Child Marriage in South Asia, Report commissioned by UNICEF/UNFPA South Asia
Hoogenboom, Alexander & Julia Reinold, 2017, Cross-border (Im)mobility of Students from Third Countries in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine (Dossier 4), Maastricht: Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility (ITEM), More information
Merkle, Ortrun, Julia Reinold & Melissa Siegel, 2017, A Gender Perspective on Corruption Encountered during Forced and Irregular Migration, comissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), More information
Merkle, Ortrun, Julia Reinold & Melissa Siegel, 2017, A Study on the Link between Corruption and the Causes of Migration and Forced Displacement, comissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), More information
Marchand, Katrin, Inez Roosen, Julia Reinold & Melissa Siegel, 2017, Irregular Migration from and in the East and Horn of Africa, Report commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in the framework of the EU-funded Better Migration Management (BMM) Programme, More information
Reinold, Julia, Inez Roosen, Alexander Hoogenboom, Ingrid Westendorp & Katharina Koch, 2016, International Marriage Brokers and Mail Order Brides. Analysing the need for regulation, The study was requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality and commissioned, overseen and published by the Policy Department for Citizen’s Rights and Constitutional Affairs, More information