Inauguration of Centre for Advanced Migration Studies

The Centre for Advanced Migration Studies (AMIS) opens on 15 March 2013 at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen. 

AMIS is an interdisciplinary forum for migration research. Combining a variety of approaches, including the social sciences, philosophy, history, ethnology, linguistics and the arts, the Centre promotes cutting-edge research on a broad range of issues in the theory and practice of migration. Thus, a guiding principle for all of AMIS’ work is that the challenges posed by migration require a collaborative effort from a wide range of disciplines.

The primary aims of AMIS include:

- stimulating and facilitating cooperation among the more than 130 researchers at the Faculty of Humanities who work on issues of migration,

- providing a forum in which research projects and papers can be developed, discussed and improved,

- stimulating national and international research cooperation on migration,

- hosting talks, seminars and conferences,addressing issues of immigration and integration for which there is significant societal interest.

AMIS reflects the decision of the Faculty of the Humanities to make migration a strategic research priority, and the Centre is supported by the Faculty’s strategic pool and by its departments.

Apart from its research efforts, AMIS is developing a master’s degree program in migration studies, scheduled to be launched in September 2014.

Read more about AMIS and the inauguration here