IMI Awarded Nearly $1 Million to Research High-Skilled Migration

14 November, 2011

The International Migration Institute (IMI) has been awarded a grant of nearly US$1 million to advance research into the drivers and dynamics of high-skilled migration.

The grant, awarded by the New York-based Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will fund a three-year study that complements and enhances existing research at IMI on migration determinants.

The goal is to improve understanding of the factors that drive high‐skilled migration and the role of policy in this type of migration. A key focus of the research will be on the drivers and dynamics of the mobility of students and academics within the global South and North, including increasing migration to developing countries. International surveys among students and longitudinal data analysis of migration flows will form an important part of the research activity.