Global Migration Centre

The Global Migration Centre (GMC) conducts advanced research, provides policy-oriented expertise and publications as well as training on the multifaceted causes and consequences of global migration.

A unique Research Centre on the causes and consequences of global migration.

While our primary function is to lead policy and academic research, we also regularly organise events, expert meetings and conferences. Through these various activities, we offer a unique interface between academia, the international community and the civil society. The distinctive features and assets of the GMC owe much to our focus on the transnational dimensions of migration and its interdisciplinary orientation in order to fully grasp the complexities of mobility in a globalised world.


GMC at a Glance

  • 20 completed and 8 ongoing Research Projects

  • Over 160 publications

  • 2 Student Awards, 1 law Clinic

  • Ongoing collaboration with NGO’s, International Organisations and Universities around the world

Latest news


Ibrahim awad

Senior visiting fellow, American University Cairo

Ibrahim Awad


Tendayi Bloom

Visiting Fellow, The Open University

Rolph Soiron


Marie-Laure basilien-gainche

Senior Fellow, Université de Genève



Celine Bauloz

International Migration Organization

Bauloz Celine


Eleni Bizas


Eleni Bizas


BRAD K. Blitz

Middlesex university, London

Brad Blitz


Sandro Cattacin

Université de Genève

Sandro Cattacin


Ryszard Cholewinski

International Labour Organization

Ryszard Cholewinski


Joe Costanzo

Université de Genève

Joe Costanzo


Philippe De Bruycker

Université Libre de Bruxelles

De Bruycker


Slobodan Djajic

Professor, International Economics

Slobodan Djajic


Antonio Donini

Feinstein International Center

Donini Antonio


Maxime Felder

Université de Genève

Maxime Felder


Fabrizio Foschini

Afghanistan Analysts Network



Philippe Gazagne




Bimal ghosh

Colombia School of Public Administration

Ghosh Bimal


Katarzyna Grabska

Erasmus University, The Hague

K Grabska


Elspeth Guild

Queen Mary, University of London

Elspeth Guild


James F. Hollifield

Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences



Shaden Khallaf

The American University in Cairo

Shaden Khallaf


Khalid Koser

Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF)

Khalid koser


Sandra Lavenex

Dépt des Sciences politiques et relations internationales, UNIGE



Marie Mcauliffe

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Marie Mc Cauliffe

Jean-Baptiste Meyer

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement

JB Meyer


Stefano Morandini




Sébastien Moretti




Joseph Sassoon

Georgetown University



Luzia Savary

The Graduate Institute



Edward Schumacher-Matos

The Fletcher School

Schumacher matos


Patrick A. Taran

Global Migration Policy Associates

Patrick Taran


Catherine Wihtol de Wenden

Sciences Po



GMC in the press

Global Migration Centre

CNN: Are refugees an economic burden or opportunity for Switzerland?

Global Migration Centre

RTS: Pas de justice internationale en vue pour les djihadistes détenus en Syrie



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Mailing Address

Global Migration Centre
Maison de la paix
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2A
Petal 1, 8th floor
Case Postale 1672
CH-1211 Genève 1



The Maison de la paix is located at Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2A, on the corner of Avenue de France. You may take tram 15 until the Maison de la paix stop or, alternatively, walk a few minutes from the stop at Place des Nations.