The University of Oxford's Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) conducts high quality research, develops theory and facilitates knowledge exchange in the field of migration.

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  • PEAK Urban

    Continuing urbanisation comes, particularly across the global South, with new and intensified challenges around environmental and social sustainability. Goal 11…
  • City Initiative on Irregular Migrants in Europe (C-MISE)

    A knowledge-exchange project, facilitated by the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity, C-MIS supports a working group of nine European…
  • Clean skins: Making the e-Border security assemblage

    Abstract: How do border security practitioners engage with data and technology, and what difficulties or limitations arise from these engagements? Responding…

COMPAS analyses what migration means at local, regional, national and global local levels, in both theoretical and practical terms. We aim to understand the dynamics and impacts of migration and the factors that influence the movement of people and their sense of identity and place.

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