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.
UNRWA and the Palestinian refugees: Protecting refugee rights while structurally addressing the agency’s financially unsustainable modus operandi
Francesca P Albanese and Lex Takkenberg, (2023), RSC Working Paper Series 138
Refugee mobilities in East Africa: understanding secondary movements
Alexander Betts et al, (2023), Journal of Ethnic & Migration Studies
Automating Immigration and Asylum: The Uses of New Technologies in Migration and Asylum Governance in Europe
Derya Ozkul, (2023)
Humanitarian assistance as performance? Expectations and mismatches between aid agencies and refugee beneficiaries
Naohiko Omata, (2022), Ethnos
RSC Statement on Ukraine
We, at the RSC, would like to express our deep shock and sadness at the loss of life and profound suffering caused by Russia's unlawful invasion of Ukraine. We also wish to express our solidarity with Ukrainians, and the huge numbers of people displaced by the current war.
Everyone, whether they are forced to flee events in Ukraine or elsewhere in the world, has the right to access and to receive protection in safe countries. We urge states to respect this fundamental right, without discrimination, for Ukrainians and for all people displaced from countries where their basic human rights are threatened.
The RSC Management Group
Gil Loescher Memorial Fund
In celebration of the life and work of Professor Gil Loescher, a fund has been established by the RSC and Gil’s family and friends to support students conducting research on refugee and displacement issues.
Visit our section on COVID-19 resources, with links to articles about the impact of the pandemic on forced migrants by both RSC researchers and others.
Founded in 1982
Master's course established in 1998
Winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2002