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The Migration Initiative, University of Copenhagen


Professor Karen Olwig, Department of Anthropology

Phone: +45 35323479

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Main theme

Transition of young people with an ethnic minority or immigrant background

Keywords area of work

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The Migration Initiative is a cross disciplinary research network at University of Copenhagen. It involves researchers from the faculties of Health Sciences, Humanities, Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Theology.

Brief description of institution (250 words max)

There is an urgent need to understand population movements at a time when former ideals of rootedness and belonging associated with a particular nation state, are being challenged by ideas of mobility and flexibility in a global arena. Thus, the overall objective of the research initiative is threefold:

1) To investigate the nature of the movements in which migrants engage

2) To study the impacts of these moves on both sending and receiving societies including places of transit

3) To examine the ways in which migrants maneuver as individuals, families and communities in relation to local, national and transnational contexts of life and how these contexts become sources of identification


Running projects

Research programmes, Single Research projects, Courses and seminars

Relevant Publications

A variety of publications, see WWW.Migration.ku.dk


Last Updated ( Friday, 03 July 2009 )

Project supported by funding under the European Union's Sixth Research Framework Programme - Coordinated by IRIS e.V.

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