Global Migration Centre


Located in Geneva, the Global Migration Centre (GMC) 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.

A major distinctive feature and asset of the GMC is its interdisciplinary orientation. By focusing on the transnational dimensions of migration 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.



Swiss vote to curb immigration

Prof. Vincent Chetail warns against its negative impact.
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New Global Migration Centre

The Institute's Programme for the Study of Global Migration becomes the Global Migration Centre. The new Centre's Director Vincent Chetail talks about the significance of the change and what's in store for the Centre. More info


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New Research Project

The GMC has launched a new project in cooperation with the Odysseus Network for the purpose of assessing the progress and pitfalls of the Common European Asylum System.

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