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The interdisciplinary migration research theme focuses on the relation between the receiving countries (immigration) and the sending countries (emigration) and its dynamics. While most research in other institutes is directed towards the determinants of emigration and the problems of integration of the immigrants in the receiving countries, research at the MGSoG emphasizes that effects goes both ways not only in financial streams (remittances) but also by transferring and transforming citizens across borders. Modern communication and travel technology play a pivotal role in keeping migrants and the indigenous population at both sides of the migration flow in touch with each other (both directly and throughout the media). These information-, financial- and human- flows have a decisive impact on the labour market behaviour, the cultural exchange, the integration behaviour and the potential further migration behaviour (circular migration) of migrants.


Three major research areas
  1. Migration flows and their effects
  2. Migration and integration and
  3. Migration and development.


Migration channel

Welcome to our migration channel, where we share the latest findings on a range of migration activities from lectures, interviews and conferences. Click on the playlist icon to see the rest of the series.


More specific areas of expertise

  • Remittances
  • Remittances channels
  • Social remittances knowledge transfers of migrants
  • Migration and development
  • Effects of migration
  • Migration and children left behind
  • Migration and elderly left behind
  • Circular migration
  • Return migration
  • Migration policies
  • Highly-skilled migration
  • Immigrant integration in the host country
  • Migration and urbanization
  • Immigrant children and education
  • Immigrant segregation
  • Migrants and ICT
  • Immigrant entrepreneurship
  • Labor market

Countries of expertise

  • The Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Africa (in general)
  • Moldova
  • Albania
  • Georgia
  • Afghanistan
  • Pakistan
  • Iran
  • India
  • Turkey
  • Morocco
  • Ethiopia
  • Burundi
  • Rwanda
  • Indonesia
  • Thailand
  • Canada
  • United States of America
  • Mexico
  • Suriname
  • Latin America (in general) 

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