Malmö University 20 years – celebrate with us

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Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare

MIM, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, was established in January 2007 as a research institute at Malmö University. It is a vibrant Swedish centre for research on migration, diversity and welfare, while at the same time keeping a high international profile.

MIM aims to strengthen Malmö University’s migration research profile, expanding its international network and building bridges to the world outside academia. We achieve this by attracting national and international external research funding and having regular non-prestigious intellectual encounters.

MIM is directed by professor Pieter Bevelander and consists of a nucleus of senior and junior researchers, the guest professor and a wide network of affiliated researchers.

Open International Conference
Refugees, Borders and Membership


Malmö 24–26 October

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Malmö University and its recent inauguration as full university, MIM is organizing a large, international conference on the subject of refugees, borders and membership, which is free to attend. More specifically, the conference will highlight the complex and evolving relation between refugee migration, the legal and socio-cultural borders between and within states and continents, and questions of membership and belonging.


The conference takes place at Malmö University 24–26 of October 2018. It includes one keynote address by Professor David Miller, Oxford University, and one keynote address by Professor Ellen Kraly, Colgate University, with ensuing panel discussions, and two full days of in-depth workshops on different subjects related to the conference theme.

Workshop and paper proposals

We invite researchers to submit a workshop and/or paper proposal.

Deadline for workshop proposals: May 31, 2018.

Deadline for paper proposals: June 15, 2018.

More information about the conference at the conference web page.



Maarten Vink porträttbild, male researcher wearing glassesFully financed Professorship

MIM welcomes international scholars who choose to locate or undertake parts of their research projects in Sweden. The Willy Brandt Guest Professorship is a fully financed research position at MIM which hosts prominent researchers from all over the world.

Current holder of the professorship is Maarten Vink, Professor at Maastricht University and Co-director of Maastricht Center for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE).

Read interview with Maarten Vink.

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