The Chair aims to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation on “international migration”. It will facilitate collaboration between high-level, internationally-recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in Turkey, as well as elsewhere in Europe and in other regions of the world.

Main aim 

  • To promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation on international migration. It will facilitate collaboration between high-level, internationally-recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in Turkey, as well as elsewhere in Europe in other regions of the world.

Specific objectives

  • To establish and consolidate the dialogue between researchers, policy-makers, local communities and civil society on international migration. For this purpose, to create and maintain an interdisciplinary cooperation platform to ensure the sharing of knowledge, experience and good practices, to help strengthen institutional capacities in this field, as well as to encourage further teaching and research;
  • To contribute policy recommendations, research findings, guidelines and share good practices to support the development of better policy responses on migration;
  • To promote intercultural dialogue between migrants and host societies as a means to eliminate misperceptions;
  • To undertake jointly with partners research on migration-related issues and publish results including online, organize exhibitions, seminars and workshops; and,
  • To cooperate closely with UNESCO on relevant programmes and activities, as well as with relevant UNESCO Chairs.