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Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society
FORTE Center of Excellence

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 'Fas Center of Excellence' has a PhD program in Ethnic and Migration Studies and an International Graduate School in Migration, Ethnicity and Society. REMESO is also a Division within the Department of Social- and Welfare studies and hosts the Bachelors program Social and Cultural Analysis (SKA) and the Master program in Social and Welfare Studies. An international Master program is being developed.


REMESO commenced activities in January 2008. The Institute REMESO was made possible through financial support from the FORTE, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare. This provided funds for building a FAS Center of Excellence at Linköping university for research which connects issues of working life, migration and ethnicity. Critical is also the support from the university and Norrköping Municipality.

When REMESO also got the status of a Division within the Department of Social and Welfare Studies(ISV) it became host environment for educational courses and programs.

The Institute gathers around 40 researchers that come from different settings, some have a background in the former Swedish National Institute for Working Life, others come from the Department of Ethnic Studies, Linköping University. Remeso also has recruited researchers from other departments and universities, for example IEI - the Department for Economic and Industrial development, and ISAK - Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture - at Linköping University. Remeso also hosts international visitors for shorter or longer stays, post-doctoral scholars and PhD and Master students who participate in courses at the Remeso Graduate School.

REMESO adheres to the ethical standards established by the national research councils and the research community. For additional information see  http://codex.vr.se/ at the Swedish Research Council.

Remeso has published numerous books and articles since its start. In January 2009 the first course of the Remeso Graduate School in Migration, Ethnicity and Society was held. Since then the Graduate School has delivered 2-3 courses per semester, gathering students from several countries and invited a number of internationally reknown guest lecturers. The Institute hosts a seminar series and arranges workshops and conferences in Sweden as well as abroad. The researchers take part in several international research networks and cooperative initiatives as well as more local cooperations. Remeso also has a series for Working Papers, TheMES - Themes on Migration and Ethnic Studies - All issues accessible on this site.

For more information about REMESO during 2007-2009, please download our Yearly Report for the period.

Director of REMESO is Professor Carl-Ulrik Schierup, carl-ulrik.schierup@liu.se
Head of the Division REMESO is  Associate Professor Martin Klinthäll, martin.klinthall@liu.se
Director of the REMESO Graduate School is Professor Peo Hansen, peo.hansen@liu.se
Please contact us if you have any questions, wish to participate in our seminars or workshops or are thinking about applying to the graduate school.



Director of Institute
Carl-ulrik Schierup
carl-ulrik.schierup@liu.se , Ph. +46 11 36 32 28

Head of Division
Martin Klinthäll
martin.klinthall@liu.se , +46 1313 281563

Director of the Graduate School
peo.hansen@liu.se, Ph. +46 11 36 34 23

Eva Rehnholm
Tel +46 11 36 32 38

Graduate School Coordinator
Branka Likic-Brboric
branka.likic-brboric@liu.se , +46 11 36 36 45

Communications manager
Erik Berggren
Tel +46 11 36 32 66

Postal Address:
Linköping University
601 74 Norrköping

Visiting Address:
Campus Norrköping
Holmentorget 10
Plan 3 och 4

Page manager: erik.berggren@liu.se
Last updated: Thu Dec 01 12:44:44 CET 2016