About the Global Exchange

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Founded in 2014 as the knowledge exchange arm of Oxford’s Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), the Global Exchange has extended and deepened COMPAS’s international contribution to the reciprocal sharing of expertise and ideas among academics, policy makers, professionals, civil society, lawyers, foundations, school students and others in the field.

Interdisciplinary in approach, drawing on the arts and humanities as well as social science, we actively seek new means of conveying ideas and knowledge, creating the space to think differently and support the development of social change.

Providing unique spaces for reflection, shared learning and co-production of ideas, our aim is to secure impact: a benefit to the economy, society, culture, public policy or services, health, the environment or quality of life, beyond academia. Our further aim is to feedback what we learn into our research, and to enhance the skills of the next generation of migration scholars to engage effectively with research users.

Facilitating a diverse range of formats, from thematic working groups, residential symposia and private roundtables to drama in schools, the Global Exchange actively explores the effectiveness of alternative approaches in different settings. Through evaluation of impact we contribute to the impact of future initiatives and to scholarship on knowledge-exchange practice.

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Approach to knowledge exchange