African Migration and Gender in Global Context – Implementing Migration Studies

Welcome to the website of IMMIS, the joint curriculum developmnet and research project on African Migration and Gender by Makerere University, Kampala/Uganda, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda, Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman, Sudan and Oldenburg University, Germany.

The project ended in September 2011; it was funded by the ACP-EU cooperation programme in higher education EDULINK for a three year period. The four partners in IMMIS continue their cooperation in the Erasmus Mundus Master Course EMMIR (European Master Migration & Intercultural Relations). A publication on African Migration is forthcoming.

Partners and speakers at the project conference at Ahfad University for Women in Omdourman, Sudan in May 2011 (click to enlarge)


14 April 2011: Conference programme: Migration, Gender and Diversity in Eastern Africa (Ahfad University for Women, 4 to 5 May 2011)

(7 February 2011): The Erasmus Mundus Master Course EMMIR has been successfully inaugurated:

Inauguration of EMMIR at the University of Oldenburg

(7 January 2011): Call for Papers: Migration, Gender and Diversity in Eastern Africa (Ahfad University for Women, 3 to 5 May 2011)

(17 September 2010): Start of IMMIS fellowships at Oldenburg University

(01 September 2010): EMMIR is online!

(26 July 2010): Erasmus Mundus: The IMMIS consortium is awarded an Erasmus Mundus grant to run the “European Master in Migration & Intercultural Relations” (EMMIR) as an African-European study programme from 2011 onwards. IMMIS thus achieved one of its main targets. EMMIR is one of only two projects selected with partners from ACP states and Sub-Saharan Africa.

(18 July 2010): Call for Papers: Environmental Degradation and Conflict: From Vulnerabilities to Capabilities (Conference organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF) – in partnership with Bielefeld University and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF)

(1 July 2010): Launch of IMMIS Bibliography online tool (see navigation)

(30 June 2010): Full Mbarara conference programme online

(31 May 2010): Please follow this link to find the announcement and application form for scholarships for students from Makerere University Kampala and Mbarara University Of Science & Technology, Uganda.