Welcome to the site of the Migration Group of UNU-MERIT and its Graduate School of Governance, Maastricht University. This group specifically engages in research on the causes and consequences of migration (including both forced and unforced movements). While most research in the area is directed towards the determinants of emigration and the problems of integration faced by immigrants in receiving countries, research at UNU-MERIT emphasizes that the economic and social effects of migration go both ways. This is not only the case in financial (remittances) and knowledge streams (brain circulation), but also in transferring and transforming individuals across borders. Modern communication and travel technologies play a pivotal role in keeping migrants and those left behind in touch with each other.