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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New Migration Observatory commentary

Immigration, Health and Well-Being Workshop

Call for papers - submit by 10 January

MSc Migration Studies Programme

Next application deadline 22 January

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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.

Upcoming Events

  • Academic Events

    Call for Papers: Immigration, Health and Well-Being

    We are soliciting papers for the Workshop on Immigration, Health and Well-Being. The workshop is part of the “Immigration and…
  • Breakfast Briefings

    Brexit? BB Series: Welfare

    Is unrestricted immigration compatible with inclusive welfare states? The (un)sustainability of EU exceptionalism The economist Milton Friedman was one of…
  • Seminars

    Wellbeing and Migration in the UK

    COMPAS Seminar Series, Thursdays, Michaelmas Term 2015. Notions of wellbeing, quality of life and human development have increasingly gained prominence…

From the Blog

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    Net migration statistics behind the headlines

    This Thursday, the Office of National Statistics and the Home Office will release the next batch of migration statistics. Anyone…
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    Is ‘resilience’ a panacea?

    The term resilience caught my attention while conducting research in the Borough of Newham and elsewhere in East London over…
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    Action for Inclusion in Europe

    ‘You’ve had to deal with 30,000 refugees?….in the region?’ ‘No…in the city’ This was how a ‘getting-to-know-you’ conversation began two…