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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07 Nov, 2014
New Blog Post: Hein de Haas on Feigning Immigration Control
06 Nov, 2014
Cathryn Costello Wins Teaching Excellence Award to Enhance Course on International Human Rights and Refugee Law
23 Oct, 2014
Evelyn Ersanilli Wins Teaching Excellence Award
17 Oct, 2014
IMI Wins Funding from EC FP7, Norface for Two New Projects
18 Sep, 2014
Forced Migration Review Supplement on Innovation and Refugees Now Online
15 Sep, 2014
New Blog: Cynthia Orchard on EU Policy and Refugees from Syria
04 Sep, 2014
Marie-Laurence Flahaux and Hein de Haas Win Rinus Penninx Best Paper Award
03 Sep, 2014
Forced Migration Review 47 on The Syria Crisis, Displacement and Protection Now Online
28 Aug, 2014
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh Appointed Lecturer in Human Geography at UCL
19 Aug, 2014
New Blog: Hein de Haas on Seven Myths About Migration