The European academic exchange programme European Master in Migration Studies (EuMIGS) was officially launched on the 3th of November 2017 in the “Peace Hall” of the town hall of Osnabrück.
Aim of the programme is to promote the mobility and cross-country learning of students and the exchange of teaching staff between eleven high-level institutes of migration research and their respective master programmes.
Centrepiece of the network is a Double Degree Programme between five participating universities. In this programme, the master students spend the respective second year of their studies at one of the partner master programmes in another country. Upon successfully finishing their studies, they receive a double degree from both, their home and host university. Also the teaching staff in the participating master programmes enter into a regular exchange and give seminars and lectures at the partner programmes.
The first exchange students of the European Master in Migration Studies entered in autumn 2018.
The EuMIGS programme was initiated by the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) at the University of Osnabrück. The coordination of the Double Degree Programme moved to the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies (SFM) at the University of Neuchâtel in the beginning of 2021.
EuMIGS is closely connected to IMISCOE (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe), the Europe's largest interdisciplinary research network in the field of migration, integration and diversity studies, that since more than 15 years has brought together the most important scholars and research institutes in the field of migration in Europe.