Research Institutions & Think Tanks

Research Institutions & Think Tanks

Non-exhaustive list of research institutions and think tanks seeking to improve immigration and integration policies through authoritative research and analysis, opportunities for learning and dialogue, and the development of new ideas to address complex policy questions.

Ahmadu Bello University Faculty of Law, Department of Public Law

Asian Research Center for Migration, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Brookings Bern Project on Internal Displacement

Brookings Institute

Calcutta Research Group

CATO Institute

CATO Unbound

Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, Univ of California, Hastings

Center for Immigration Studies

Center for Migration Studies, New York

Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science (CSISS)

Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies, CAPSTRANS

Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies (SOAS)

Centre for Migration and Refugee Studies, American University in Cairo

Centre for Race, Ethnicity and Migration (City University, London)

Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Canada

Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (UCL)

Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration: CReAM

Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (University of East London)

Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship (Bristol)

Centre for the Study of Migration (Queen Mary's University)

Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford

Child Migration Research Network

Commission on International Migration Data for Development Research and Policy

Conferencia Regional Sobre Migración

Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration (CARIM)

Deaths at Borders Database, University of Amsterdam

Displacement Tracking Matrix: DTM

Economic and Social Research Council


European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE)

European Migration Information Network

European Migration Network

European NGO Platform on EU Asylum and Migration Policy

European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER)

Federation of Centers for Migration Studies, G. B. Scalabrini

Feinstein International Centre, Refugees and Forced Migration

Forced Migration Online

Forced Migration Studies Programme, University of the Witwatersrand

Georgetown University Institute for the Study of International Migration

Global Detention Project

Global Economic Governance Programme, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Global Migrations & Social Justice (MSc) - University of Glasgow

i am a migrant

ICMHD – International Center for Migration Health and Development

Immigration History Research Centre (IHRC), University of Minnesota

Information Centre about Asylum and Refugees (City University, London)

Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES), Amsterdam

Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), Osnabrück 

Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)

Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex

Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University

Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, IDMC, Norwegian Refugee Council, Geneva

International Amenity Migration Centre (IAMC)

International Association for the Study of Forced Migration

International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)

International Centre for Migration, Health and Development (ICMHD)

International Labour Organization

International Metropolis Project

International Migration and Development, World Bank

International Migration and Multicultural Policies, Social and Human Sciences (UNESCO)

International Migration Initiative - Open Society Foundations

International Migration Institute (IMI), University of Oxford

International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion (IMISCOE)

International Organization for Migration

Inter-University Committee on International Migration

Johns Hopkins University The Center for Refugee and Disaster Response

Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group

Makerere University Refugee Law Project

MIGRANT, International Migration Programme, International Labour Organization (ILO)

Migration and integration - Paul Hamlyn Foundation 

Migration Dialogue

Migration Observatory - University of Oxford

Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute, Florence

Migration Policy Institute

Migration Research Unit

Migration Studies Unit (LSE)

Migration, Ethnicity, Race & Health World Congress

Migration, OECD

National Institute of Economic and Social Research

NGO Committee on Migration

NORFACE - New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Co-operation in Europe

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Research Group on Forced Migration

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Overseas Development Institute Humanitarian Policy Group

Pew Hispanic Center

Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research, Harvard

Public Policy Institute of California

RAND Corporation

RED de Migración y Desarrollo – International Network on Migration and Development

Refugee Consortium of Kenya

Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) at the Human Rights Consortium of the School of Advanced Study, University of London

Refugee Law Project, Uganda

Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford

Research Group on Forced Migration, NTNU, Trondheim

Social Science Research Council (SSEC)

Society for Migration Studies, Pakistan

Southern African Migration Project (SAMP)

Southern Poverty Law Center

Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex

Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies

The American University in Cairo Forced Migration and Refugee Studies Program

The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS)

The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

The Economics and Politics of Employment, Migration and Social Justice

The Global Governance of Migration - Council on Foreign Relations

The Migration Conference

The News School for Social Research (NSSR)

The University of New South Wales Centre for Refugee Research

The Urban Institute, Immigration Studies Program

Tufts University Feinstein International Center

UN DESA | United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

UNDESA UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division

University of Dar Es Salaam Centre for the Study of Forced Migration

University of Dhaka Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit

University of Oxford Refugee Studies Center

University of the Witwatersrand Forced Migration Studies Program

US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)

Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children

Women's Refugee Commission

York University Centre for Refugee Studies

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