Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO)

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Interdisciplinary Research on Ethnic Diversity, Transnational Migration and Labour

REMESO pursues interdisciplinary research and education on transnational migration, ethnic diversity and citizenship in relation to changes in the labour market. The Institute which is a 'Forte Center of Excellence' has a PhD program in Ethnic and Migration Studies and an International Graduate School in Migration, Ethnicity and Society. REMESO also hosts the Bachelors program Social and Cultural Analysis (SKA) and the Master program in Social and Welfare Studies as well as an international Master programme in Ethnic and Migrations Studies.

Professsor Carl-Ulrik Schierup is Director of the Institute and Associate professor Anders Neergaard is Deputy Director.

REMESO develops a multilevel approach to the understanding of migration, ethnicity and society. Its projects relate individual experience, local community development and civil society to the restructuring of the labour market. These research and policy concerns are viewed through the lens of ongoing debates over the changing frameworks of citizenship and welfare in contemporary society. Thus REMESO research agenda includes the policy and practices of governments, public agencies, non-governmental organisations, the media, firms and trade unions, in terms of their consequences for labour migrants, asylum seekers and ethnic minorities. At the same time, these concerns are contextualised by national state transformations, the wider forces of globalisation and regional integration. REMESO's research also includes projects linking migration and ethnicity to post-colonial historical developments, education and health issues.

REMESO´s research is organized into five Streams:

  • Migration, Welfare and the Political Economy of Labour Market Segmentation
  • Globalisation and the Reconstitution of Normative and Legal Frameworks
  • Post-National Strategies for Growth, Inclusion and Diversity
  • Citizenship and Ethnic Relations: Social, Cultural and Historical Perspectives
  • Migration, Public Service and Health



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Visiting Address:
Campus Norrköping
Holmentorget 10
Plan 3 och 4
Postal Address:
Linköping University
601 74 Norrköping

Research Secretary and Coordinator
Eva Rehnholm
+46 11 36 32 38