Research resources on border and migration

Border Criminologies, University of Oxford:

Based at the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford, Border Criminologies brings together academics, practitioners and those who have experienced border control from around the world. Showcasing original research from a range of perspectives, we hope to better understand the effect of border control and to explore alternatives.

Border TechNet:

Border TechNet is a web-based platform for sharing, exchanging and disseminating information in the field of Research and Development in the border-security domain. It aims at facilitating interaction between the EU Member States, Frontex, academia and research community, technology providers, Border Guard authorities and other relevant EU Institutions in the area of border security-related Research and Development.

CARIM - Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies:

CARIM aims to observe, analyse, and forecast migration in Southern & Eastern Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan Countries.

Crime Control in the Borderlands of Europe, University of Oslo:

Control of migration is becoming an increasingly important task of contemporary policing and criminal justice agencies. The purpose of this project is to map the progressive intertwining and merging of crime control and migration control practices in Europe and to examine their implications.

european forum for migration studies, University of Bamberg:

The european forum for migration studies (efms) is a scientific institute at the University of Bamberg. Founded in 1993, its main topics are migration and integration of migrants in Europe.

Institut für Migrationsforschung und Interkulturelle Studien, University of Osnabrück:

Seit Anfang der 1990er Jahre gilt das wissenschaftliche Interesse des Instituts für Migrationsforschung und Interkulturelle Studien (IMIS) der Universität Osnabrück den vielfältigen Aspekten räumlicher Mobilität und interkultureller Begegnung in Geschichte und Gegenwart.

Migration Policy Centre, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies:

The Migration Policy Centre (MPC) produces advanced policy-oriented research on global migration, asylum and mobility to serve migration governance needs at European and global levels, from developing, implementing and monitoring migration-related policies to assessing their impact on the wider economy and society. publishes in German news on the European asylum law. Furthermore, commentaries, downloads of legal texts, and links to counsellors are provided.

Netzwerk Flüchtlingsforschung:

The German network on refugee research conducts multi-disciplinary research on forced migration, flight, and asylum. Furthermore, it provides a blog.

Nijmegen Centre for Border Research


Odysseus Network:

The  academic network for legal studies on immigration and asylum in Europe, was created in 1998 with the financial support of the European Commission's Odysseus programme, on the initiative of Philippe DE BRUYCKER, lecturer and researcher at  the Centre for Public Law and the Institute for European Studies at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.  It brings together experts from each Member State of the European Union.The network aims to analyse the legislation of EU Member States and legislation of the EU in the areas of migration and asylum

Research Group International Migration, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research:

Why do people leave their country? How do migration patterns emerge? Which feedback mechanisms give rise to migration systems? How can we improve the predictive performance of migration models? These questions related to mechanisms, processes, and causal pathways the research group "International Migration" is striving to answer.

UNESCO Migration Research Institutes Database:

Launched in February 2002, the Migration Research Institutes Database provides information on almost 300 research and training institutes in 77 countries. It also provides details on 86 periodicals dealing with migration.