Migration movements and their consequences are to be understood as processes of interaction and as transnational or multilocal phenomena that arise in global society at large under conditions of diverse political-legal and socio-institutional interventions and attempts at control. Against this background, IMIS focuses its current and future research on the migration process as a whole as well as its initial conditions, production, manifestations and manifold consequences. IMIS also reflects on these processes and the role of migration research itself. Therefore, the research interests and projects at IMIS are currently concentrated in four fields, which are defined below:
1. Migration regimes
2. Flight and refugees: conditions, forms, and consequences of forced migration
3. Migration societies
4. Production of knowledge
Completed research projects can be found in the respective fields, too.