The European refugees crisis of the summer of 2015 originated the idea for the Institute. However, the topics are not limited to the refugee crisis.
International migration covers various disciplines, such as : geography, history, demography, economics, law, political sciences, sociology, anthropology, ethics, social epidemiology and infectiology.
It is the mission of CI Migration to cover all these aspects of migration with work projects and a training program.
Three affiliation campaigns (March 2018, April 2018 and April 2019) abled the CI Migration to select 394 researchers and 72 PhD students. The membership is for a 3 year period (renewable).
Two thirds of the fellows are founders of the CI Migration, one third come from French universities, foreign universities or other organisms.
Fellows distribution in the departments
- DYNAMICS : 50
- GLOBAL : 90
- HEALTH :51
- INTEGER : 94
- POLICY : 99
We try to associate different disciplines and themes among each department. The HEALTH department, for instance is composed of economists, demography researchers, historians, anthropologists as well as Public Health specialists, epidemiologists, sociologists or geography researchers.
The CI Migration wants to renew the relation between science and society when it comes to migration issues. For this, it has edited a magazine called De Facto to analyze the news with a critical and constructive eye.
We consider that a scientific researcher cannot stay neutral when it comes to such a sensitive topic, he must elevate the debate.
We must reframe the magnitude of the phenomenon, study existing data, produce new data and compare them in different time and space frames. There is a need to decipher arguments about migration according to descriptive, explanatory and standard framework data.
CI Migrations is creating a Master’s degree in Migrations together with EHESS of University Paris 1- Panthéon Sorbonne.
We have observed that in this developing research field, existing training programs do not include multi-disciplinary studies and field work. This new Master’s degree will therefore complete (and not compete with) the existing Masters dealing with the subject. We intend to train researchers and migration specialists who will also be able to pursue PhD work in other existing institutions.
We have been granted permission for the Masters in December 2018. We will enroll students as of September 2020.