International Migration Institute

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The International Migration Institute (IMI) is a research institute that is part of Oxford University in the United Kingdom.[1] It is affiliated with the Oxford Department of International Development.[2][3]


The International Migration Institute was founded in 2006 to complement the work of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) and the Refugee Studies Centre, both at the University of Oxford.[4] Stephen Castles, who had been director of the Refugee Studies Centre, assumed directorship of IMI upon its formation, and stepped down in August 2009. From September 2009 to September 2011, Robin Cohen was the director. Since then, directorship has been jointly in the hands of Oliver Blackwell and Hein de Haas.[4][5]


IMI is a member of the Migration Studies Society at Oxford University. The other two members of the society are the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) and the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC).[6][7]

IMI is also a collaborator to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).[8] It is also listed as a partner for the migration program of the Social Science Research Council.[9]

Media coverage[edit]

Experts from the International Migration Institute have been cited and quoted in the New York Times[10] and BBC News.[11]


  1. ^ "Welcome to the International Migration Institute". International Migration Institute. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  2. ^ "About IMI". Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  3. ^ "Migration: International Migration Institute". Oxford Martin School. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "History of IMI". Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  5. ^ Hein de Haas. "Biography". Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  6. ^ "Oxford Migration Studies Society". Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  7. ^ "Migration Studies Society". Centre on Migration, Policy and Society. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  8. ^ "Research Community". International Organization for Migration. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  9. ^ "Migration Program". Social Science Research Council. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  10. ^ Alami, Aida (November 28, 2012). "African Migrants in Morocco Tell of Abuse". New York Times. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  11. ^ Barnes, Hannah (September 1, 2013). "How many climate migrants will there be?". BBC News. Retrieved May 28, 2014.

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