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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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
24 Jul, 2013
In memoriam: Belinda Allan
16 Jul, 2013
Hein de Haas Appointed Honorary Professor at Maastricht University
09 Jul, 2013
New Book: Survival Migration by Alexander Betts
18 Jun, 2013
Cathryn Costello appointed Andrew W Mellon University Lecturer in International Human Rights and Refugee Law
13 Jun, 2013
MPhil Student Re Phillips Wins Fulbright Research Award to Study African Migration to Asia
05 Jun, 2013
Forced Migration Review 43 on States of Fragility Now Online
21 May, 2013
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh's Research on Faith Communities and Humanitarian Situations Cited in Guardian
29 Apr, 2013
Forced Migration Review 42 on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Protection of Forced Migrants Now Online