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.



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Call for Applications: Senior Researcher - Extended Deadline

The GMC is looking for a Senior Researcher for one of its new research projects: Internally Displaced Persons in Protracted Situations.




Deportation as a Crime of International Law

Vincent Chetail, GMC Director, has just published a new article titled "Is There Any Blood on My Hands? Deportation as a Crime of International Law" in the Leiden Journal of International Law. More info.


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Afghans on the Move

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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