Member Institutions


Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex

logoUsOne of the first centres on Migration in the UK, the Sussex Centre for Migration Research (SCMR) builds on a longstanding reputation for original theoretically driven empirical research in the field of migration and ethnic relations. Sussex hosts one of the largest groups of migration scholars in the world and a large active and vibrant migration postgraduate community. True to the Sussex tradition, our approach to research, doctoral research and MA teaching is genuinely interdisciplinary and draws insights from sociology, human geography, anthropology, development studies, politics, law, psychology, education, economics and demography. The SCMR scmr_logo_contactis a broad church. Our research covers the experiences of sending and receiving regions, countries and states, and different types of migration and migrants across several regions of the globe. Again, in the pioneering Sussex tradition, our approach is genuinely ‘global’ in outlook, and we are international, with links to many Universities, research centres and NGOs across the world.

We have an outstanding record for generating research funding from academic funding bodies and government departments to conduct this original research that in many cases has been recognised as path-breaking in shaping the field. The SCMR also hosts the high ranking and leading international journal, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, now in its 41st year. Every year we hold an international conference sponsored by the journal and the centre as well as a post graduate conference organised by the doctoral students. To learn more about the SCMR, its research activities and teaching, please visit the Sussex Centre for Migration Research website.


Peace Research Institute, Oslo

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The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) conducts research on the conditions for peaceful relations between states, groups and people. Researchers at PRIO seek to understand the processes that bring societies together or split them apart. That involves exploring how conflicts erupt and how they can be resolved, and examining how societies tackle crises – and the threat of crisis. Research at the Institute is organized within thematic research groups, including one that specializes on migration, diversity and transnationalism. The Migration research group addresses central theoretical aspects of migration and transnationalism, and the ways in which these phenomena are connected with peace and conflict. Researchers within the group seek to understand migration processes, the transnational ties created after migration, and their consequences for individuals and societies. Areas of particular expertise include the social dimensions of migrant remittances, the connections between transnationalism and integration, and ethnographic and mixed-methods approaches to migration research. PRIO is an institutional member of IMISCOE, Europe’s largest interdisciplinary research network in the field of migration, integration and diversity studies.

Research at PRIO is financed on a project basis by a range of scientific and policy-oriented funders, including the Research Council of Norway, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the European Research Council. The institute is an independent foundation, international in its orientation, with an extensive network of collaborators worldwide. PRIO owns and hosts the editorial offices of two highly-ranked international peer-reviewed journals, Journal of Peace Research and Security Dialogue.


Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore

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The Asia Research Institute (ARI) was established as a university-level institute in July 2001 as one of the strategic initiatives of the National University of Singapore (NUS). The mission of the Institute is to provide a world-class focus and resource for research on the Asian region located at one of its communication hubs. ARI engages the humanities and social sciences broadly defined, and especially interdisciplinary frontiers between and beyond disciplines. Through frequent provision of short-term research appointments it seeks to be a place of encounters between the region and the world. Within NUS it works particularly with the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Law and Design, to support conferences, lectures, and graduate study at the highest level.

Home to a strong team of full-time researchers, the ARI provides support for doctoral and postdoctoral research, conferences,workshops, seminars, and study groups. It welcomes visiting scholars who wish to conduct their research on Asia in Singapore, and encourages collaboration with other Asian research institutes worldwide. ARI aims to be a leader in our main thematic areas: Asian Migration; Asian Urbanisms; Changing Family in Asia; Religion and Globalisation; Science, Technology, and Society; and Inter-Asia Engagements.


Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM), the Humboldt University of Berlin

BIMThe Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM) develops basic scientific principles and empirical data aimed at providing a factual basis for debate on integration issues in Europe, and investigates how integration and migration processes in Germany and Europe have taken place so far and will develop in the future. The BIM is designed for cooperative research and aims at building a broad base for establishing integration and migration research in Berlin. Through its research, the BIM transfers information and findings into the worlds of politics, civil society and the media.The BIM investigates subjects such as the causes of educational inequalities between children with and without migration background and the possibilities of overcoming these inequalities. Labour mobility processes in migration societies are also on the BIM’s research agenda, as are the functions of sports and football in social integration. At the same time, the BIM also examines the values and initiatives of civil society in the social spheres of migration societies and the socio-cultural framework conditions of health and illness. All these issues help us gain new perspectives on the subject area of integration and migration, while highlighting new questions concerning the treatment of social conflicts and diversity in migration societies. The BIM is funded and supported by the non-profit foundation Hertie-Stiftung, the German Football Association (Deutsche Fußball-Bund, DFB), the Federal Employment Agency and the Federal Government’s Representative for Migration, Refugees and Integration.


Institute for Population and Social Research (ISPR) and Mahidol Migration Center (MMC), Mahidol University


Established in 1971, the Institute for Population and Social Research (IPSR) is one of Asia’s premier population research and training hubs. The Institute conducts research and provides training in population and development and explores their relationship to the social, economic, reproductive health,and public health fields. In 2006, the Institute was ranked first among social science research institutes in Thailand by the National Office of the Higher Education Commission. The Institute’s highly distinguished faculty has demonstrated excellence in applied academic research aimed at improving the quality of life of people in Thailand and throughout Asia. Today, we are a Collaborating Centre of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Research in Human Reproduction, Joint logo-mmcUnited Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Centre of Excellence in Population and Family Planning/Reproductive Health.We also maintain important research collaborations with the Wellcome Trust, The Population Council and Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).

The Mahidol Migration Center (MMC) is a part of the Institute for Population and Social Research (IPSR), and initially funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. The Center acts as the primary outlet for migration-related information produced by IPSR and its partners. Its purpose is to gather and synthesize the large amount of migration data available; to collaborate with partners and organizations to form internal and international networks for theory and policy formulation; to act as a platform for advocacy; and to assist in the prioritization of resources to improve both internal and international migrants’ physical and mental well-being.



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