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Migration Research Unit

MRU LogoThe Migration Research Unit (MRU) is a critical nexus for research on migration across UCL and includes as members researchers from the department of geography and from across the social sciences and humanities at UCL.  MRU members’ ongoing research contributes to key debates pertaining to diasporas and transnationalism, asylum and refugees, national and international migration policies, theorising movement and (im)mobilities, development and migration, and measuring and mapping migration. The MRU was established by Professor John Salt in 1988, and currently brings together academics whose research also directly informs their teaching and supervision of research students, including students taking MSc Global Migration. The MRU hosts an annual student conference, and regularly organises seminars and conferences to engage with and advance understandings of experiences and processes of and responses to different forms of migration.

Latest News

13 Oct 2016: Staff-Student Open Meeting in Support of Refugees and Migrants

Sep. 2016: Local community responses to mass displacement from Syria
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh awarded major AHRC-ESRC Grant

Sept 2016 Three new MRU Working Papers published

Sep. 2016 Gender, Religion and Refugees: MRU PB launched at UN Refugee Summit

Sep. 2016: New MRU Policy Brief: Gender, Religion and Humanitarian Responses to Forced Migration



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    Relevant Links

    UCL Institute of Advance Studies
    UCL European Institute
    UCL Equiano Centre

    Forthcoming Events

    29 Nov 2016: Claire Dwyer presenting 'Sacred Stitching: Gender, creativity and the making of suburban faith' at Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University.

    24 Nov 2016: Claire Dwyer presenting 'Religion, Mobility and Urban Change in Britain and France Today' at Maison Française d’Oxford

    2 Nov 2016: Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh presenting on 'Experiences of Statelessness and Displacement' at Workshop on 'Citizenship and Social Change in the Arab World', St Antony's College, Oxford.

    1 Nov 2016: Making Suburban Faith project presenting to Ealing SACRE, 7pm, Ealing Town Hall

    1 Nov 2016: Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh's UCL Lunch Hour Lecture on Hospitality and Hostility: The role of established refugees in crisis

    19-22 Oct 2016: Claire Dwyer at The International Colloquium in Geohumanties. Barcelona.

    13 Oct 2016: Staff-Student Open Meeting in Support of Refugees and Migrants


    Past Conferences and Workshops


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