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.




Will the EU-Turkey Migrant Deal Work in Practice? 

On 18 March, the EU and Turkey agreed a deal in which, for each Syrian migrant returned to Turkey from Greece, another will be resettled legally in the EU. Vincent Chetail, GMC Director, examines the nature of, and prospects for, the deal. More info



RSQ Special Issue: Humanitarianism and the Migration Crisis

This special issue of Refugee Survey Quarterly presents the experiences of front-line staff
in Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) as they grapple with the implications of the global
refugee crisis. More info


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GMPRS Issue #17

In this report commissioned by UNHCR, Antonio Donini, Alessandro Monsutti and Giulia Scalettaris look at profiles and trajectories, motivations and aspirations, decision-making process and strategies of Afghan seeking protection in Europe. More info


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