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Welcome to the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS)

The Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental research center at the University of Osnabrück.

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EuMIGS Double-Degree Network selected for Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnership

[17.3.2023] The European Master in Migration Studies (EuMIGS) program is a network of renowned European institutes in migration studies and their respective master's programs, founded six years ago. The aiml is to provide students with the opportunity to earn dual master's degrees in migration studies. At Osnabrück University, students of the Master's program International Migration and Intercultural Relations (IMIB) benefit from this. Now, the network has been officially selected by the European Commission for an Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnership and will receive funding of 400,000 euros. Further information / press release

Journal of Migration Studies: fourth issue online now

[5.12.2022] The fourth issue of the Journal of Migration Studies (ZMF) is online now: vol. 2/2022 comprises four essays, seven comments and one discussion paper from different disciplines. The new journal is a freely accessible open access journal and is published twice a year. All contributions are subject to a review process for quality assurance. The journal offers a forum for the scolarly examination of the background and conditions of spatial movements of people in the past and present as well as of social change induced by migration processes in contexts of origin, transit and destination. read more

Guest scholars at IMIS, photo: Jens Schneider

International guest scholars at IMIS

[24.10.2022] Since the end of September, after a break due to corona, IMIS is again hosting several international guest scholars. They come from Brazil, Canada, Austria, Russia, Syria, Turkey, the USA and Ukraine and are working at IMIS for three months to one year within the framework of various fellowships, including three fellowships of the FFVT project (Forced Migration and and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer). On October 6, a get-to-know-you meeting with all current guests took place in the IMIS courtyard. More information / Instagram: wir@uos

Winter term 2022/23: Lecture series of the Master's program "International Migration and Intercultural Relations" (IMIB)

[28.10.2022] IMIS invites you to its annual lecture series of the Master's program "International Migration and Intercultural Relations" (IMIB) in the winter semester 2022/23; this time under the title "Migration policy and refugee reception in a (trans-)local context". In the first part of the lecture series, the lectures will be held in cooperation with the English-language joint master's program EuMIGS. In further events, a new book from the IMIS series "Migrationsgesellschaften / Migration Societies" on deportations will be presented, there will be an exchange with practitioners and people involved in supporting Ukrainian refugees, ongoing projects at IMIS will be presented, and much more. Information on the program and participation can be found in the program.