Research Institutions and University Centres
Australia and Pacific
Australian Population and Migration Research Centre (APMRC) The APMRC is located within the School of Social Sciences at the University of Adelaide, researching demographic, population and policy issues with a particular interest in international and internal migration related to Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region
Centre for Refugee Research The Centre for Refugee Research is a research centre at the University of New South Wales that focuses on international refugee flows, internally displaced people, forced migration and resettlement issues.
International Migration Group The International Migration Group is a research group within the Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute at the Australian National University.It conducts research on international migration with a strong focus on the demographic, population and policy issues related to international population movements to Australia and other countries in the Asia-Pacific.
Migration and Mobility Research Network (MMRN) The RMIT University’s Migration and Mobility Research Network is a research initiative that aims to bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers from Melbourne’s universities (and wider), policymakers, people from relevant NGOs and anyone else interested in migration, mobility, diversity and multiculturalism. The Population, Migration and Multicultural Studies Network The Population, Migration and Multicultural Studies Network is an interdisciplinary forum for academics based at the University of Melbourne, particularly for those whose research falls within the area of Asian migration, economic migration, humanitarian migration, social cohesion and multiculturalism in an ethnically and religiously diverse society.
The Asian Research Centre for Migration (ARCM) The Asian Research Centre for Migration functions within the Institute of Asian Studies (IAS), Chulalongkorn University. ARCM was established with the aim of monitoring, gathering data, undertaking research, and providing policy recommendations and related services to the government, non-government, and private sectors on cross-border migration trends and processes in Southeast Asia, with particular emphasis on Thailand. The Migration Research Cluster The Migration Research Cluster in the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, is an interdisciplinary research cluster focusing on issues arising from increased levels of human mobility in Asia, and aims to be the flagship of scholarship of migration and mobilities in the field of social sciences and humanities.
Centre for Advanced Migration Studies The University of Copenhagen’s Centre for Advanced Migration Studies is an interdisciplinary forum for migration research.
Centre on Migration, Policy and Society ( COMPAS) COMPAS is part of the School of Anthropology at the University of Oxford and is core funded by the Economic and Social Research Council to deepen the understanding between migration and societal change.
Centre of Migration Research The Centre of Migration Research (CMR) is an interdisciplinary inter-faculty research unit of the University of Warsaw, specialising in studies on migration processes in Poland and in Europe.
Centre for Migration Policy Research The Centre for Migration Policy Research is an inter-disciplinary research centre based at Swansea University. The centre seeks to understand relationships between international relations and global political economy, national policy regimes, and migrants’ own perceptions and experiences.
Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) CReAM is an independent and interdisciplinary research centre located in the Department of Economics at University College London. CReAM's research focuses on the causes, patterns and consequences of international population mobility and movements affecting UK, Europe and associated global processes.
The Centre for the Study of Migration and Diversity (CoMID) The Centre for the Study of Migration and Diversity (CoMID) is part of the Aalborg University and is a research and teaching team that studies the origins, the practice and consequences of international migration broadly conceived. I
nstitute for Migration & Ethnic Studies The Institute for Migration & Ethnic Studies focuses on international migration and the integration of immigrants and their descendants in host societies in a comparative perspective. IMES is part of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) at the University of Amsterdam.
The Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) The Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental research institute of the University of Osnabrück. IMIS includes scholars from various fields and disciplines: demography, geography, history, politics, law, economics, ethnology, sociology, intercultural education, intercultural management, gender studies, linguistics, literature, and psychology.
International Migration Institute The International Migration Institute is a part of the University of Oxford Department of International Development and focuses on developing long term perspectives on international migration.
International Migration ResearchInternational Migration Research at the University of Bristol is a network of international migration researchers who focus on migration to, from and within the UK and Europe, and can be characterised as broadly sociological in nature, with strengths in both qualitative and quantitative methods.
Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) The Refugee Law Initiative is a UK based academic centre specialising in international refugee law. The RLI holds seminars, conferences, workshops and short courses and conducts research, policy and training projects.
Migration Research Centre Migration Research Centre at Koç University (MiReKoc) has become a fully functioning research centre aimed at developing the research capacity to address migration issues in Turkey.
Refugee Studies Centre The Refugee Studies Centre is a part of the University of Oxford Department of International Development and carries out inter-disciplinary research on forced migration.
The Leiden Institute of Immigration Law The Leiden University’s Institute of Immigration Law conducts, stimulates and facilitates research in the field of immigration- and asylum law. The Institute aims at disseminating better knowledge and understanding of rights and duties of both States and migrants in a world where mobility of persons is rapidly expanding.
Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE) Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development is the interdisciplinary research platform of Maastricht University that brings together scholars working in the fields of migration, mobility, citizenship, development and family life. MACIMIDE combines various research lines across different Faculties of Maastricht University in order to contribute to a better understanding of the dynamics and consequences of transnational migration and mobility in a European and global context.
Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare was established in January 2007 as a new research institute at Malmö University. It has the ambition of becoming a vibrant Swedish centre for the studies of migration, diversity and welfare, while at the same time keeping a high international profile and contributing to developing international research networks in the field.
Migration and Citizenship Research Group The Migration and Citizenship Research Group at the University of Edinburgh brings together staff and postgraduate research students from across the social sciences. Research Group members look at global migration issues as well as key local issues including devolution and national identity in Scotland, the dispersal of asylum seekers to Glasgow since the Asylum and Immigration Act 1999, and A8 migration from Eastern Europe to Scotland since the expansion of the EU in 2004.
Migration Law Network Based in Germany, the Migration Law Network (Netzwerk Migrationsrecht) pursues the goal of promoting the exchange, cooperation and advanced training of young academics in the field of migration law. It aims to bring together young academics working on migration law independent of their different perspectives and thematic approaches.
Migrating out of Poverty Migrating out of Poverty is a seven-year research programme consortium (RPC) funded by the UK’s Department for International Development and co-ordinated by the University of Sussex. The goal of the Migrating out of Poverty RPC is to maximise the poverty reducing and developmental impacts of migration and minimise the costs and risks of migration for poor people.
Migration Research Group The Migration Research group at the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences, Department of Diversity and Social Conflict, brings together young scholars who are specializing on immigration, citizenship, gender, anti-racism, anti-Semitism, diversity politics, post-colonialism, social inequalities, as well as social issues that concern Muslim communities.
Migration Research Unit (MRU) The University College London’s Migration Research Unit undertakes research, teaching and consultancy on migration.
Migration Policy Centre The Migration Policy Centre based at the European University Institute, Florence, conducts advanced research on global migration to serve migration governance needs at the European level, from developing, implementing and monitoring migration-related policies to assessing their impact on the wider economy and society.
REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society REMESO is a research centre of Linköping University that pursues interdisciplinary research and education on transnational migration, ethnic diversity and citizenship in relation to changes in the labour market. Sussex Centre for Migration Research The Sussex Centre for Migration Research is a centre of the University of Sussex providing evidence-based research on the diverse issues that tem from migration.
The Centre for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) The Centre for Migration and Refugee Studies is an interdisciplinary centre of The American University in Cairo. Situated at the heart of the Middle East and North Africa, it aims at furthering the scientific knowledge of the large, long-standing and more recent, refugee and migration movements witnessed in this region. But it is concerned with questions of refugees and migration in the international system as a whole, both at the theoretical and practical levels. The Institute for Migration Studies (IMS) The Institute for Migration Studies is a part of the School of Arts and Sciences at the Lebanese American University in Beirut and researches migration issues in the context of the growing impact of migration between Arab countries.
The African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) The African Centre for Migration & Society at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg is an independent, interdisciplinary and internationally engaged institution focusing on relationships among human movement politics, poverty, and social transformation. While oriented towards Southern Africa, the Centre conducts collaborative scholarly and policy-oriented work across sub-Saharan Africa, and has partnerships in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Centre for Migration Studies (CMS) The University of Ghana research centre undertakes research, teaching, training, capacity building, policy assessment, development and dissemination in the area of migration.
Brookings LSW Project on Internal Displacement The Project on Internal Displacement looks at global displacement problems and forced migration. The Project seeks to promote and encourage the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displaces, and works with a number of key stakeholders to try and create more effective policies for Internally Displaced Persons.
The Centre for Comparative Immigration Studies The Centre is a part of the University of California and is a leading international research centre studying the challenges and opportunities created by migration throughout the world.
Centre for Immigration Research The Centre for Immigration Research is comprised of researchers at the University of Houston, as well as other local institutions, whose research is focused on the examination of immigration trends and related international and national immigration policy.
The Centre for International Migration and Settlement Studies (CIMSS) The Centre for International Migration and Settlement Studies is a Carleton University Research Centre housed in the School of Social Work. In its research stream, the Centre places particular emphasis on the settlement, adaptation, and integration experience of two demographic groups: (a) special needs newcomers including, e.g., children and youth, seniors, and women refugees; and (b) immigrant professionals and tradespeople.
Centre for Refugee Studies The Centre for Refugee Studies is a research unit of York University covering the broad range of issues that relate to refugees such as displacement, reasons for persecution, loss of human security, protection for refugees and settlement.
The Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging The Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging, is based at the School of Law and Social Sciences of the University of East London. It brings together the interdisciplinary work carried out within the School, in the related areas of migration and refugee studies; diasporas and social cohesion; racism, nationalism and political religions; as well as citizenship, identity and belonging.
Centre for Forced Migration Studies The centre is a part of the Buffet Centre of Northwestern University and researches the condition of refugee movement across state borders to avoid the risk of harm, the underlying social disfranchisement, and the international community's response to refugee needs.
Emerging Scholars and Practitioners on Migration Issues (ESPMI) The ESPMI Network strives to connect emerging scholars, practitioners, policymakers, journalists, artists, and all those involved in forced migration and refugee studies to meaningful work and professional connections, as well as to produce new research and new interest in these important issues.
The Immigration History Research Centre and Archives The University of Minnesota’s Immigration History Research Centre and Archives share a mission to promote interdisciplinary research on migration, race, and ethnicity in the U.S. and the world; develop archives documenting immigrant and refugee experiences, especially in the U.S.; and support public programming and outreach efforts that connect U.S. immigration history research to contemporary issues and communities.
Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) ISIM is part of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and affiliated with the Law Centre at Georgetown University. It applies social science, legal and policy expertise to all aspects of international migration.
The International Migration Research Centre The International Migration Research Centre is a research centre affiliated with Wilfrid Laurier University and the Balsillie School of International Affairs, whose mandate is to serve as a focal point for debate, research, policy analysis, and proposal development related to international migration and mobility at the global, national and regional scale.
Migration Studies Project The Migration Studies Project is a research centre of the University of Penn State conducts migration research and introduces the salient issues of migration to the university community. Zolberg Center on Global Migration The Zolberg Center on Global Migration builds on the intellectual tradition of migration studies at The New School and provides a space for research and scholarship, policy debate, and discussion with activists and artists around issues of global migration and mobility, their economic impact, political consequences and their meaning for issues of citizenship and identity.