The International Migration Institute (IMI) is committed to developing a long-term and forward-looking perspective on international migration.
It pioneers new theoretical and methodological approaches, working with researchers and policy-makers in the global South and North. Its aim is to advance understanding of the multi-level forces driving current and future migration processes.
IMI analyses migration as an instrinsic part of broader global transformation processes rather than a problem to be solved. Such understanding can provide the basis for policies designed to fully realise the potential benefits of migration for individuals and societies. We are interested in the following questions:
- What stimulates people’s migration?
- How do they undertake their journeys?
- How does migration affect societies of origin and destination?
- Can we anticipate future patterns of migration?
IMI has established collaboration with migration researchers across the world and is laying the foundations for research on some of the key challenges posed by migration in the 21st century.