Dr. Metka Hercog

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (Professur Leimgruber)


Rheinsprung 9/11
4051 Basel

Metka Hercog works as a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Cultural Studies and European Ethnology at the University of Basel. She is a part of the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) project "On the Move", researching mobility of the highly skilled towards Switzerland. Prior to joining the University of Basel, she held a position of scientific collaborator at the Cooperation and Development Center at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), where she was the principal investigator on a research project examining skilled Indian migration and development. She also worked at the University of Lausanne as the country coordinator for Switzerland on the project "Mapping the Population, Careers, Mobilities and Impacts of Advanced Research Degree Graduate Studies in the Social Sciences and Humanities". As a programme officer at the Labour Migration Branch of International Labour Organization (ILO), Ms. Hercog worked on testing possible methodologies to produce a global estimate on migrant domestic workers and on developing a standard methodology for assessing outcomes for migrant workers within bilateral migrant schemes. Metka Hercog obtained her PhD in Public Policy from Maastricht University, The Netherlands. Her PhD thesis investigates the effects of government policies on the choice of destination country for highly skilled migrants. She was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and has conducted extensive fieldwork in India in conjunction with Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Ms. Hercog obtained an MSc degree in International Development Studies from Utrecht University and a University Degree in Political Science from the University of Ljubljana.