Here to Stay

More and more highly qualified people from India are coming to work in Germany, and many of them stay permanently. So what’s different now, and what does it mean for the future? This is the topic which the sociologist and STAR scholarship holder Dr. Amrita Datta is researching at the University of Siegen.


There has long been an Indian community in Germany, but it was never very large. However, over the past few years, an increasing number of highly educated people from India have been moving to Germany to work or study. In 2020, there were over 150,000 Indian residents in Germany. Their number has more than tripled over the last ten years. What brings them here? How do they live and what are their plans for the future? These questions underpin the research by the sociologist Dr. Amrita Datta at the University of Siegen.


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