Migration and Refugees in a Global Context

The integration of global markets now permits free movement of capital, goods and services, but the same is not true of people. Migration in its various forms has become a central feature of international development in its economic, political, legal, social and cultural dimensions. Oxford now leads the world in research on this vital subject.

The department has recognised strength in the fields of refugee studies – including forced migration and internal displacement – in a world where almost all refugees come from developing countries; and in the analysis, modelling and understanding of international migration flows both between developing and developed countries, and within developing regions themselves.

Our strength in this field is due primarily to the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) and a group of migration-focussed academics in the department, who between 2006 and 2017 worked as part of the International Migration Institute (IMI).

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News
In the media
04 Sep, 2015
RSC Director Alexander Betts Comments Across Media on Refugee Crisis
03 Sep, 2015
Forced Migration Review 50 on Dayton +20 Now Online
31 Aug, 2015
Anna Wherry Awarded 2014-15 MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies Best Thesis Prize
29 Jul, 2015
Alexander Betts Discusses Idea of Refugee Nation on BBC Radio 4: 'There are Better Solutions'
23 Jul, 2015
MSc in Migration Studies Dissertation Prize Awarded to Yan Matusevich
21 Jul, 2015
Dawn Chatty Elected Fellow of British Academy
21 Jul, 2015
Dawn Chatty Elected Fellow of British Academy
20 Jul, 2015
Alexander Betts Awarded Title of Professor in Recognition of Distinction Exercise
20 Jul, 2015
Alexander Betts Awarded Title of Professor in Recognition of Distinction Exercise
17 Jul, 2015
New RSC Report: Refugee Innovation Contributes to Humanitarian Solutions

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24 Sep, 2015
'Let Refugees Fly to Europe'. Alexander Betts argues for humanitarian visas in NYT article
20 Sep, 2015
'Human migration will be a defining issue of this century. How best to cope?'. Alexander Betts writes for the Observer
03 Aug, 2015
'The art of self-reliance: stories from the refugees who stay'. Evan Easton-Calabria writes for openDemocracy
24 Feb, 2014
'Decisions on refugee rights should not all fall to judges'. Cathryn Costello writes for Irish Times

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