The interdisciplinary Migration Research theme focuses on the causes and consequences of migration (including both forced and voluntary migration) in countries of origin (emigration) and countries of destination (immigration). Additionally, our research group focuses on analysing and feeding into the evidence base for providing a bridge between policy and practice. With global expertise across numerous migrant origin and destination countries, the group’s work is clustered around a number of cross-cutting themes, topics and research fields, including but not limited to, migration and development, labour migration and the highly skilled, migration and health, return and reintegration, irregular migration and transit, forced migration, integration, migration and corruption, migration governance, migration policy, migration and gender, migration dynamics and statistics, migration and social protection, diaspora policy and engagement, migrant decision making, trafficking and smuggling, migration and poverty and more. Additionally, our research group engages with international organisations, national, regional, and local governments and well as other societal actors while having strong relationships with other universities, research institutions and think-tanks. This group not only engages in applied and fundamental researcher but is highly engaged in education and capacity building. Our team has a strong track record in multi-method and mixed method research. Our team members are a regular fixture at global dialogues on migration issues and hold leading roles internationally. The Migration Research Group currently chairs the UNU Migration Network and is part of the Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development.
The work of the Migration Group is clustered in three main thematic areas.
Three major research areas:
Cross Cutting Themes