Migration and Societal Change provides a platform for researchers at Utrecht University working on migration and related societal transformations. It stimulates cross-fertilization between researchers from different disciplines and with stakeholders in the wider society.

Facilitating interdisciplinary collaborations, and strengthening existing ties between researchers and stakeholders in the field, allows us to push the boundaries of existing research by further improving our understandings of the multi-faceted and interconnected issues concerning migration and societal change. We believe that it is the combination of disciplinary perspectives and the close cooperation with societal partners that can lead to new scientific knowledge that is useful for addressing societal challenges in the field of migration.


Oefenrechtbank Weekend van de Wetenschap 2019
24 February 2020
Do you have a good idea to engage a general audience with your research? Apply for the Public Engagement Seed Fund call Spring 2020
professor Nando Sigona
13 February 2020
Save the date for the public launch of Migration and Societal Change with Nando Sigona.
30 January 2020
The newly established Focus Area Migration and Societal Change is launching a call for proposals to be awarded seed money funding for new research initiatives.


Shrinking area: mountain village in Portugal
6 March 2020 14:00 - 18:00
Conference about development of shrinking European regions, while providing opportunities for the successful integration of non-EU migrants
professor Nando Sigona
2 April 2020 15:00 - 18:00
Public launch of Migration and Societal Change with Professor Nando Sigona.
2 July 2020 09:00 - 3 July 2020 18:00
Knowledge exchange, reflection and debate about issues of concern to the global land governance community