Global Migration Centre


The Global Migration Centre (GMC) based at the Graduate Institute of international and Development Studies offers a unique interface between academia and the international community. The GMC conducts advanced research, policy-relevant expertise and training on the multifaceted causes and consequences of global migration.

The major distinctive features and assets of the GMC are its focus on the transnational dimensions of migration and its interdisciplinary orientation. By doing so the GMC seeks to fully grasp the complexities of mobility in a globalized world. To this end, it combines inputs from lawyers, political scientists, economists, historians, anthropologists and sociologists.

While its primary function is to lead policy and academic research, the GMC also aims at influencing the direction of future practices and norms through dissemination and training. It regularly organises summer courses, international conferences, lectures and panel discussions.




The Geneva Challenge 2015

An international student contest on the effects of return migration on development has been launched this month by the Graduate Institute with the support of the Global Migration Centre. More info



New Research Project

Mandated by UNHCR, Prof. Alessandro Monsutti and the GMC have launched a new project, entitled Afghan Asylum-Seekers and Refugees in Europe, which aims at assisting UNHCR in developing protection strategies based on a sound understanding of mobility patterns of Afghan asylum-seekers and refugees in Europe.



Nouvelle publication: Asile et immigration

Ecrite par Vincent Chetail et Géraldine Ruiz, une nouvelle chronique publiée dans le Journal européen des droits de l'homme retraçant les développements les plus marquants de 2013-2014 est désormais disponible.

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