Division of Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO)

REMESO is a division for research, education and knowledge exchange on trans-national migration, ethnic diversity and citizenship in light of economic transformations and labour market changes.

REMESO gather researchers from several departments and runs a PhD programme, an International Graduate School and an international Master's programme within the area of Ethnic and Migration Studies. It also rund the Bachelor's programme Social and Cultural Analysis (SKA).

REMESO is also an institute, Institute for research on migration, ethnicity and migration, that develops a multilevel approach to research on migration, ethnicity and society that relates individual experience, local community development and civil society to the restructuring of the labour market, changing frameworks of citizenship and welfare. The research agenda include policies and practices of governments, NGO´s, media, firms and trade unions, contextualised by state transformations, globalisation and regional integration. REMESO's research also includes projects linking migration and ethnicity to post-colonial historical developments, education and health issues. 


Doctoral Studies


Seminars and Conferences


Jonathan Josefsson och Branka Likic-Brboric at the conference GFMD.

The signs that reveal migration policies

Who has access to the meeting rooms? Who leaves when others enter? Who is talking to whom? This may reveal how the winds are blowing in migration policy at an international summit. And researchers from LiU are moving in the crowd to observe.

Portrait of professor Zoran Slavnic.

Bosnian refugees managed well despite uncertainty

Two batches of refugees escaped the war in Bosnia to come to Sweden. One was quickly given permanent residency while the other had to spend several years in uncertainty. Researchers at LiU have now investigated what happened to them.

A man, his name is Zoran Slavnic.

I want to inspire future officials and decision-makers

“Temporality is a loaded word, everyone is talking about it today. I was one of the first to research it” Zoran Slavnic is a professor of sociology at REMESO LiU, he conducts research and teaches in areas such as migration, integration and ethnicity.

Contact us


Postal address

Linköping University
Department of Culture and Society
SE-601 74 Norrköping

Visiting address

Kungsgatan 40
House 1
Floor 4 and 5
Campus Norrköping

Phone: +46 11 36 30 00