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Center for Migration and Integration research,
Aarhus University (MIAU)

Issues of migration and mobility have for decades been on the public and political agenda, informed international relations and global connections, and resulted in enforced borders and extended transnational communities across the world. Political instability and war, environmental catastrophes, expanding religious congregations, family networks, tourism and pilgrimage, aspirations for a prosperous life or career opportunities in other parts of the world continue to make people move and migrate. While the focus on global migration and mobility seems to have intensified with, among others, the so called ’refugee crisis’ in Europe and President Trump’s pledge to erect a wall on the border between US and Mexico, most population movements do take place within the boundaries of single nation-states. 

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Centre Directors

Karen Valentin

Associate Professor, Deputy head of school for research

Related projects


The GOINGLOBAL-project is a collaboration between MANTRA (Moesgaard's Anthroprological Analysis unit), researchers at Aarhus University, and the Municipality of Ringkøbing-Skjern. The project studies the challenges of integrating and maintaining international workers in the rural areas of Denmark - and will especially focus on workers from Eastern-European countries, such Poland, Rumania, and Ukraine. 
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