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.
Some complex legal questions examined from a legal perspective in a partial and passionate manner
Catherine Briddick, (2021), EU Law Analysis blog
Exiled within: Between citizenship and the struggle for return for internal Palestinian refugees in Israel
Haneen Kinani, (2021), RSC Working Paper Series 134
The Global Compact on Refugees and the EU’s New Pact on Migration and Asylum: The Ripples of Responsibility-Sharing
Evan Easton-Calabria, (2021), The EU Pact on Migration and Asylum in light of the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees, 125 - 133
Disentangling the migration-development nexus using QCA
Mathias Czaika and Marie Godin, (2021), Migration and Development
The ‘mobility turn’: economic inequality in refugee livelihoods
Naohiko Omata, (2021), Handbook of Culture and Migration, 287 - 300
Gil Loescher Memorial Fund
In celebration of the life and work of Gil Loescher, a new 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 a blog by RSC researchers, plus 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