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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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2020.05.16 | Research

MIAU forsker i nye migranter og nye solidariter

Et nyt internationalt forskningsprojekt, som professor MSO Mikkel Rytter skal indgå i, har netop fået tildelt en millionbevilling fra Nordforsk til at undersøge forholdet mellem migration, fortjeneste og velfærdsydelser.

2020.05.16 | Research

MIAU indgår i nyt internationalt forskningsprojekt om flygtninge

Det Norske Forskningsråd har bevilget knap 12. millioner NKR. til et nyt internationalt forskningsprojekt om flygtninge, hvor antropolog og professor MSO Mikkel Rytter involveres med sin forskningsmæssige ekspertise inden for feltet.

2020.05.16 | Research

GOINGLOBAL-projektet (2020)

Samarbejde mellem MANTRA, forskere ved Aarhus Universitet og Ringkøbing-Skjern Kommune.


Wed 27 Oct
12:00-13:15 | Room D118 (DPU Emdrup)
Lunch meeting: ‘La Lenin is my passport’: schooling, mobility and belonging in socialist Cuba and its diaspora
Mette Louise Berg, University College London
Wed 01 Dec
12:00-13:15 | Room D118 (DPU Emdrup)
Lunch meeting: Remote, rural schooling in Laos: a mobilities perspective
Roy Huisjmans, International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands

Centre Directors

Mikkel Rytter

Professor with Special Responsibilities

Karen Valentin

Associate Professor

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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