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The background for Migration Studies

Humans started to move from one place to another at a very early age of their existence. And the main factors influencing their decision to do so were wars, natural disasters, climate conditions, lack of food or water. The situation has not changed dramatically, though. Today, people move inside one country, for instance, eco-migrants who resettle because of natural disasters ruining their houses, or to other richer countries for better opportunities. Migrants leave their home because they can’t earn enough to support their families, they feel insecure in their own countries, they look for better study and working conditions and, finally, they simply want to change their life.

Migration has been and is a global issue. Migrants link their countries of origin and destination with economic, social, political, and legal ties: this is a two-sided process. Flows of migrants bring challenges and sometimes prosperity to countries of destination. Countries accepting labor or political migrants need to have proper policies and infrastructure to meet them and provide assistance as declared by international and national legislation. Countries, which attract students or highly skilled professionals, gain a lot: they ask for higher tuition from international students and benefit maximum from in-demand skilled labor.

To coordinate and improve the everlasting process of human movement, the discipline of Migration Studies evolved. It is a relatively new direction in social sciences that started to appear in the nineteenth century. Migration studies cover the following main knowledge areas:

  • Migration Histories
  • Urbanism
  • Demography
  • Public Attitudes
  • Critical border studies
  • Immigration law
  • Forced migration
  • Refugee studies
  • Humanitarianism

Studies in Migration and Related Areas

The core of programs on migration studies is to explore the causes and impact of migration. All these factors and processes are discussed in undergraduate and graduate programs on migration studies in colleges and universities worldwide. Migration studies are an interdisciplinary academic program leading students through social and post-traumatic adaptation, human rights, migration and development, migration and gender, child protection, public policy, and research methods. Academic programs on migration studies also emphasize migration and immigration policies of most developed countries: separate courses on EU migration law or US migration law are a valuable supplement to any program. 

Research opportunities in migration offer a chance to engage in vivid academic analysis and discourse on migration flows in various changing political and economic contexts and provide recommendations for policymakers and non-profit advocates.

Summer schools, conferences, and workshops on migration studies are other short-term opportunities to explore deeper migration trends and perspectives.

ARMACAD Database of Migration Studies Academic Trainings, Conferences and Programs

ARMACAD database is a rich resource for those looking for academic and professional programs and events in the field of migration studies and other related areas.