Doing Migration Research Today: Concepts, Ethics and Communication


30 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019

PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Marte Nilsen:

Equals 5 ECTS (with approved essay) according to standards of University of Oslo

Cindy Horst:

Jørgen Carling, Research Professor PRIO

Marta Bivand Erdal, Research Professor PRIO

Cindy Horst, Research Professor PRIO

Migration research globally takes place within a societal climate where contention over migration is substantial. In this course, we offer participants introduction to key themes in contemporary migration research, including around issues of governance, citizenship, transnationalism and belonging. We demonstrate how these themes speak to or intersect with prevailing contention over migration, at societal, family and individual levels, in Europe and globally. We will also explore what roles migration research can play to inform debates, contribute research-based perspectives, and engage with contention over migration in varying ways.

Application deadline: 31 July 2019.

The application form is now closed, and no more applications will be accepted. The selection of participants will be announced over email three weeks after the deadline.

Course Description:

The course will combine lecture-style sessions with interactive activities with both lecturers and students. It aims to provide students with the tools to make informed decisions when confronted with the dilemmas that research on migration and refugees entails, drawing on examples from across the world.


​Application deadline: 31 July 2019.


​​Upon full participation and the satisfactory completion of a course essay, the course equals 5 ECTS according to the standards of the University of Oslo. Participants must get an overview of the readings, participate actively in the lectures and submit a course essay that is marked as "pass". 


​There is no participation fee, but the cost of transportation and accommodation must be covered by the participants. 

Applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application within two weeks after the deadline.