The Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) was founded in 1982 and is part of the Oxford Department of International Development. Our mission is to build knowledge and understanding of forced migration in order to help improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people.Find out more
Natascha Zaun, (2017), EU Asylum Policies: The Power of Strong Regulating States, Palgrave Macmillan/Springer.
Alexander Betts, Louise Bloom, Josiah Kaplan, and Naohiko Omata (2016), Refugee Economies: Forced Displacement and Development, Oxford University Press.
Leïla Vignal (editor), (2016), The Transnational Middle East: People, Places, Borders, Routledge.
Alexander Betts and Will Jones, (2016), Mobilising the Diaspora: How Refugees Challenge Authoritarianism, Cambridge University Press.
Cathryn Costello, (2015), The Human Rights of Migrants and Refugees in European Law, Oxford University Press.
Shelter in displacement
Marion Couldrey, Maurice Herson (eds), (2017), Forced Migration Review, 55
Realising the right to family reunification of refugees in Europe
Cathryn Costello, Kees Groenendijk and Louise Halleskov Storgaard , (2017)
Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System
Alexander Betts and Paul Collier, (2017)
UNHCR’s origins and early history: agency, influence, and power in global refugee policy
Gil Loescher, (2017), Refuge, 33(1), 77 - 86
Finding space for protection: an inside account of the evolution of UNHCR’s urban refugee policy
Jeff Crisp, (2017), Refuge, 33(1), 87 - 96
Beyond Crisis: Rethinking Refugee Studies
The RSC Conference 2017 took place at Keble College, Oxford on 16-17 March. Highlights video and session podcasts now available.
International Summer School in Forced Migration, 2-14 July 2017, Oxford
International Summer School in Forced Migration
Sunday, 02 July 2017 to Friday, 14 July 2017
Founded in 1982
Master's course established in 1998
Winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2002