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.