Maastricht Migration Lecture Series (postponed)

Five years after the so-called ‘refugee crisis’ reached the European continent, the topic is still widely debated. Media, politics and the public discuss intensive ways to deal with incoming migrants and to prevent migration in the future. However, many misconceptions…

MSc in Public Policy and Human Development with a Specialization in Migration Studies (UNU-Merit and Maastricht University)

The Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development programme is a double-degree programme of University Nations University institute UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University. The programme provides students with a variety of skills, tools and knowledge which enables them to…

Online Courses in Migration Studies

For those who are interested but do not have the time to take a full-time course in migration studies, UNU-MERIT and its School of Governance offer a number of specially designed online courses to suit the needs of busy professionals. We…

Mygration Story: ‘The PhD was as much adventure as research’

Our ‘Mygration Story’ series tracks the family histories of staff and fellows at UNU. The aim is to show that many of us owe our lives and careers to the courage of migrant ancestors. People who left their homes to…

Mygration round trip from Italy to Argentina: ‘Your blood will pulse’

UNU-Merit’s ‘Mygration Story’ series tracks the family histories of staff and fellows at UNU. The aim is to show that many of us owe our lives and careers to the courage of migrant ancestors. People who left their homes to…

Migration Management and the Migration Development Nexus (MIGNEX)

MIGNEX is a five-year research project (2018–2023) with the core ambition of creating new knowledge on migration, development and policy. MIGNEX is the largest-ever European-funded research project on migration, involving researchers from nine institutions in Europe, Africa and Asia. UNU-MERIT…

MACIMIDE Co-Director Melissa Siegel on Studium Generale

MACIMIDE Co-Director Prof.Dr. Melissa Siegel had a discussion with Maastricht University’s Studium Generale on the effects of the current COVID-19 crisis on migration. See the interesting discussion here.

Call for an Urgent Justice Mechanism for Repatriated Migrant Workers

Call for an Urgent Justice Mechanism for Repatriated Migrant Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted millions of migrant workers in destination countries, many of whom have experienced job loss or non-payment of wages, been forced by employers to take unpaid leave or reduced wages, been confined in poor living…

MISTY Project: Migration, Transformation, Sustainability.

While the topics of sustainability and migration are both widely discussed, there is little understanding of the connections between the two. The project MISTY migration, transformation, sustainability seeks to explore the ways that migration interacts with sustainability concerns in destination cities, with…

IOM Project: Iraqi minorities in diaspora

A team at UNU-MERIT and its School of Governance has been commissioned by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) office in Iraq to research how ethno-religious communities in the Iraqi diaspora, namely Christian and Yazidi communities, engage with Iraq and with…