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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06 Nov, 2012
Nando Sigona Interviewed by Voice of Russia on Children at Risk of Statelessness in UK
05 Nov, 2012
Former Special Assistant to Obama to Give RSC Lecture on Refugees and Human Rights
18 Oct, 2012
World Disasters Report Edited by Roger Zetter Launched
10 Oct, 2012
Nando Sigona, Agnieszka Kubal Win Teaching Excellence Awards
17 Sep, 2012
RSC Launches $600,000 Project on Role of Innovation, Technology and Private Sector in Refugee Protection
15 Aug, 2012
Forced Migration Review 40 on 'Being Young and Out of Place' Now Online
18 Jul, 2012
Andrew W Mellon University Lecturership in International Human Rights and Refugee Law
19 Jun, 2012
Forced Migration Review 39 on North Africa and Displacement Now Online
12 Jun, 2012
Podcast of Annual Elisabeth Colson Lecture by Alessandro Monsutti Now Available
11 Jun, 2012
Nando Sigona Co-edits Special Issue on Roma in New EU