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Susan Thieme, PD Dr.

(from 1.1.2015 Professorship Anthropogeography Free University Berlin)

Groupleader, Senior Research and Teaching Associate

Human Geography
Dept. of Geography
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstr. 190
CH-8057 Zurich

room: Y 25 L 08
tel: +41-44-635 51 47
fax: +41-44-635 68 44

Below you will find a short CV, information about my research, my main publications, and links to related work.

Most recent Publications and Presentations 

Thieme, S. (2014): An International Degree, Social Ties and Return: When International Graduates Make a Career Back Home in Kyrgyzstan. Internationales Asienforum. Vol. 45: 1–2.

Thieme, S. (2014): Multilokales Erwerbs- und Familienleben im postsozialistischen Kirgistan. Geographische Rundschau.

Babel, A.; Grabska, K., Thieme, S. (accepted for publication): Negotiating one position: Switzerland in the Global Forum on Migration and Development. Development in Practice.

Lindberg, E., P. Chakrabarti, S. Thieme (2014):  Brain drain or brain circulation? Career paths of international students: Swiss scholarships for international students at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich. ETH Global, ETHZ, UZH. Mediaresponse UZH. ETHZDowload report here

Thieme, S.,Ghimire, A. (2014): Making Migrants Visible in Post-MDG Debates. Sustainability, 6:399-415.


Curriculum Vitae


 Professional Experience

Science@Practice : Implementation, Policy Dialogue, Consultancy

Areas of specialisation


Specific Country Experience (> 3 months)



University of Zurich, since 2001 

University of Sussex 2006/07

Current research projects

See ongoing research projects of our division

Completed research projects


Journal articles

(If you are interested in an article and do not have access to the journal, please feel free to contact me)



Working Papers and Reports

Policy Briefings

Book sections


BLOG, Newsletter

Links to related work

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