University of Oxford

Refugee Studies Centre: education, training and research


The University has created a world-class centre for the study of forced migration and refugees. It was established in 1982 to undertake multidisciplinary research and teaching on forced migration and to disseminate the results not just to academics, but to policy-makers, practitioners and the wider public. Its ground-breaking research has focused on: asylum; conflict, with a special focus on children; transnational communities and diasporas; and displacement and resettlement resulting from development. The Centre works closely with UN agencies such as the UNHCR and UNICEF and with many international aid organisations.