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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10 Feb, 2014
ODID DPhil Students Win TORCH Competition for Conference on Faith and Migration
13 Jan, 2014
New Book - The Ideal Refugees: Gender, Islam, and the Sahrawi Politics of Survival by Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh
07 Jan, 2014
New Special Issue on Refugee and Diaspora Memories Co-edited by Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh
11 Dec, 2013
Call for Papers: Determinants of International Migration Conference
02 Dec, 2013
IMI to Host 7th Migration and Development Conference
19 Nov, 2013
New Edition of The Age of Migration Co-authored by Hein de Haas
15 Nov, 2013
Call for Papers: Humanitarian Innovation Conference 2014
22 Oct, 2013
Former MSc in Migration Studies Student Wins Best Dissertation Prize
25 Sep, 2013
Forced Migration Review 44 on Detention and Deportation Now Online
13 Aug, 2013
Yolanda Lee Wins MSc in Migration Studies Dissertation Prize