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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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
12 Jan, 2012
Evelyn Ersanilli New Departmental Lecturer in Migration Studies
20 Dec, 2011
IMI wins $400,000 for New Project on Mobility in African Great Lakes Region
09 Dec, 2011
New IMI THEMIS WPS; Global Migration Futures Workshop Briefing
06 Dec, 2011
New RSC Policy Briefing on Stabilising the Congo
14 Nov, 2011
IMI Awarded Nearly $1 Million to Research High-Skilled Migration
15 Sep, 2011
New Special Issue on Faith Based Humanitarianism in Contexts of Forced Migration