About AMIS – University of Copenhagen

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About AMIS

The Centre for Advanced Migration Studies (AMIS) is an interdisciplinary forum for migration research. Combining a variety of approaches, including the social sciences, philosophy, history, ethnology, linguistics and the arts, the Centre promotes cutting-edge research on a broad range of issues in the theory and practice of migration. Thus, a guiding principle for all of AMIS’ work is that the challenges posed by migration require a collaborative effort from a wide range of disciplines.

The primary aims of AMIS include:

  • stimulating and facilitating cooperation among the more than 130 researchers at the Faculty of Humanities who work on issues of migration,
  • providing a forum in which research projects and papers can be developed, discussed and improved,
  • stimulating national and international research cooperation on migration, and hosting talks, seminars and conferences,
  • addressing issues of immigration and integration for which there is significant societal interest.


AMIS reflects the decision of the Faculty of the Humanities to make migration a strategic research priority, and the Centre is supported by the Faculty’s strategic pool and by its departments.

Apart from its research efforts, AMIS has developed a Master’s degree programme in Advanced Migration Studies.