Geography leads successful bid to launch Symposium on international migration
Global Migration Network wins UCL Research Challenges competition
The Migration Research Unit (MRU) has led a successful bid to the UCL Research Challenges competition (under the Provost's Strategic Development Fund) to launch the activities of the UCL Migration Network through a research and debate symposium series during 2009/10.
The UCL Global Migration Network encompasses a wide range of UCL experts from the medical, social and physical sciences, and the arts and humanities, coming together to explore the dynamics of global migration. Migration research across many areas of expertise of UCL will be combined, building on the experience of the established Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) and the Migration Research Unit (MRU). The Network aims, i). to generate opportunities for high-quality research and graduate teaching, based on innovative and cross-disciplinary academic projects; ii). to engage actively with contemporary policy debates, highlighting UCL's work on migration to wider academic and general public audiences; and iii). to establish UCL as a key informant to governments, business and the community about matters relating to global migration.
Thie award will support the organisation of a research and debate symposium series, inviting key speakers of international prominence and scholars from across the wider academic and public policy community to debate aspects of global migration. Among the topics likely to be explored are
1). Migrant integration: the challenge of the second generation;
2). Migration and development: the changing role of remittances;
3). The challenge of transnationalism;
4). Migration and economic recession: European policy responses.
For more information contact any of the staff on the Related Items list below or visit the UCL Global Migration Network website: