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The RSC works with partner organisations around the world and supports several external websites:

Rethinking Refuge

Rethinking Refuge logoThe RSC's Rethinking Refuge platform provides short, research-based articles aimed at rethinking refugee issues from a variety of angles, such as politics, international relations, ethics, law, history, and anthropology. The platform seeks to bridge the gap between scholarly research, policy-making, and public understanding, and in so doing develop a research agenda able to engage meaningfully with the challenge of forced displacement in the 21st century. The articles fall under six core themes, each hugely relevant to the international refugee regime today: refugee protection, emergency and crisis, mobility, refugee agency, humanitarianism, and refugees’ economic lives.

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Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW Sydney

Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW SydneyIn March 2017, the RSC formalised a partnership with the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW Sydney to strengthen vital new thinking on global refugee policy. The RSC–Kaldor Centre partnership is designed to promote innovative research, teaching and policy initiatives. Through this partnership, these two centres of excellence will facilitate academic exchange and co-operation, encouraging cross-institutional visits and cooperative research.


Oxford Migration Studies Society

Migration Society

The Oxford Migration Studies Society (OMSS) is a University Society that aims to connect people in Oxford examining any facet of migration. Society members include students and researchers from the RSC as well as the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), the International Migration Institute (IMI), and other specialists in a range of disciplines, including anthropology, politics, history, geography and sociology.




The MigrationOxford initiative has been developed to signpost, highlight and bring together the numerous academics conducting research and teaching on migration within the University of Oxford. MigrationOxford is an initiative led by the three major collaborating centres in the Social Sciences Division of the University of Oxford: COMPAS, IMI and RSC.


Forced Migration Online


Forced Migration Online (FMO) provided online access to a diverse range of resources concerning the situation of forced migrants worldwide. The FMO website is no longer operational but can be found on the internet archive Wayback Machine. Documents from the the FMO Digital Library are now available on SOLO (Search Oxford Libraries Online).


Refugee Research Network


The Refugee Research Network (RRN) was created to mobilise and sustain a Canadian and international network of researchers and research centres committed to the study of refugee and forced migration issues, and to engaging policymakers and practitioners in finding solutions to the plight of refugees and displaced persons.