Center for Migration and Refugee Studies at the American University in Cairo
The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) at the American University in Cairo (AUC) was established in 2000 as a program of education, research, and outreach on refugee issues. It was developed in 2008 into a regional center that encompasses all forms of international mobility, whether voluntary or forced, economic or political, individual or collective, temporary or permanent. CMRS works along three building blocks: research, education and outreach, aiming to form strong synergies between them. CMRS offers an MA in Migration and Refugee Studies, a Graduate Diploma in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies, and an additional Graduate Diploma with a Specialization in Psychosocial Intervention for forced migrants and refugees. CMRS’ research program includes a systematic and comparative inventory of the situation regarding migration and refugee movements across the MEA, as well as in-depth studies of emerging issues in the region. CMRS’ outreach includes disseminating knowledge on migration and refugee issues beyond the university’s gates, as well as providing a range of educational services to refugee communities.