Ethnicity and Migration

International migration and ethnic relations is a large multidisciplinary field of research at Linköping University. 

The research into international migration and ethnic relations at Linköping University is about causes and consequences of migration, racism, discrimination and integration. Focus is on the economic, political, social and cultural factors that influence and are influenced by migration. 

In our research the researchers study the term ethnicity as changeable. Researchers study what people understand by the term ethnicity and what consequences it has, for example in working life, on the property market, in the education and legal systems, in the media and in daily life. 

Linköping University is home to REMESO, the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society, which gathers researchers from several different research environments to study migration and ethnicity from several different perspectives. The researchers in the area use a number of scientific methods within the humanities and social and behavioural research.


Man in refugee camp behind the Belgrade Central Station

Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society - REMESO

The institute conducts research with a multilevel approach to the understanding of migration, ethnicity and society.

Close-up dandelion seeds on black background.

Epistemologi och post-Covid

The pandemic has impacted us all, but some more than others. For those who are suffering from post-Covid, the lingering impact is particularly tangible. Interdisciplinary research is needed to understand this new health challenge.

En konversation med tolk / A conversation with interpreter

Interpretation in health care

Light is shed on the role of circumstances and organisational context to examine the constraints, conditions, methods and traditions to which interpreting is subject.

Migration camp

Division of Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO)

REMESO pursues research and education on transnational migration, ethnic diversity and citizenship in relation to changes in labour and welfare.


Syringe with vaccine.

"Vaccine scepticism has grown out of a culture of mistrust"

Right-wing populism and alternative media, racism and mistrust of science and politics. That there is mistrust of society’s institutions is news to nobody – but it has been brought to a head during the COVID-19 pandemic. The big question is “Why?”.

People. Picture from above.

SEK 4.5 million to artistic research

Stefan Jonsson will receive one of the twelve grants awarded by the Swedish Research Council for artistic research. Stefan Jonsson’s project explores people’s collective actions.

Art installation The House reflect cracks in society

Until the end of October, a film sculpture entitled The House will be on display on Bredgatan in Norrköping. The artists who created the installation want to shine a light of the situation of many job-seeking immigrants in Europe today.