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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30 May, 2012
IMI's Agnieszka Kubal Publishes New Book on Migrants' Attitudes to the Law
18 May, 2012
Economist Features Nando Sigona's Research on Migrant Children in UK
15 May, 2012
New Report Highlights Plight of Irregular Migrant Children in UK
10 Apr, 2012
RSC Staff, Associates Edit OUP Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies
26 Mar, 2012
IMI March 2012 Newsletter Now Online
22 Mar, 2012
RSC Spring 2012 Newsletter Now Online
27 Feb, 2012
RSC Launches New Website on Protracted Refugee Displacement
20 Feb, 2012
Emeritus Professor Roger Zetter to Edit 2012 World Disasters Report
25 Jan, 2012
Migration Studies: New Journal Launched
18 Jan, 2012
Call for Papers for RSC 30th Anniversary Conference