The International Metropolis Conference 2013

From 9th to 13th of September 2013 the Metropolis Conference will take place in Tampere, Finland - with Early bird registration by May 31.

The International Metropolis Conference is a forum for discussing and developing research, policy and practice on migration and integration.

The 2013 International Metropolis Conference convenes experts andinfluencers of immigration and diversity from all over the world to Tampere.

The Conference is organized by the City of Tampere inco-operation with University of Tampere, National Ministeries, the Finnish multidisciplinary association ETMU (Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration) and the Pirkanmaa ELYcentre (the local Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment).

The Conference offers a versatile programme including  the experts as plenary speakers, interesting site visits and enjoyableevening and social programme as well as pre and post conference tours.

OBS! Early bird registration will close in the end of May! Register here .

Read more about the conference here

REMESO Graduate School: Introduction to Research Methods in Ethnic and Migration Studies

This course provides an introduction to research methods in social sciences as applied in studies on ethnic relations, diversity, discrimination, racism, social inclusion/exclusion and migration. The aim is to develop a critical approach to research methods and to explore solutions to some of the major methodological dilemmas.


16 September – 18 October.
On-campus week in Norrköping 30 September – 4 October.
The course also includes an online e-seminar on the course platform 7 – 11 October.

Lecturers: Susanne Urban, Peo Hansen, Tünde Puskás, Aleksandra Ålund, Martin Klinthäll, Alireza Behtoui, Zoran Slavnic Linköping University/REMESO.
Guest lecturer: Yasmin Gunaratnam, Goldsmiths, University of London

Deadline for applications: August 15, 2013.

General information:

  • The courses are offered to postgraduate students (preferably PhD students but advanced MA students can also apply).
  • Courses comprise 5 weeks of full-time work for 7,5 ECTS. Students spend one intensive week at REMESO, at Linköping University, Campus Norrköping.
  • Courses are usually examined by a paper assignment.


Accommodation is provided for all course participants.

There are also a few travel grants available for members in Nordic Migration Research and IMER-förbundet .

Click here for information and application form

You may also contact Graduate School Coordinator Branka Likic-Brboric