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1 Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) January 2007, Malmö University

2 Researchers at MIM (see - Researchers)www.mah.se/mim Willy Brandt Guest Professorship: Guest Professor Research Fellow (Docent) PhD student Director (Professor) Research Coordinator (Docent) Two postdocs Administrative Director & Adimistrator Associated researchers from Malmö University (esp. from IMER) and beyond

3 MIM: a joint research institute at Malmö University perspectives of migration and ethnicity: profiled in many Malmö University's educational programmes MIM: coordination of related research at Malmö University's faculties as a whole

4 Migration: a research profile of Malmö University - migration and its effects: central to a debate that spans local, regional, national and international levels of everyday life, politics, and policies - the need for socially relevant research increases

5 Effects of migration: beyond methodological nationalism Öresund region and Malmö comparative perspective in national and international contexts sensitivity for transnational aspects of local effects of migration

6 Competences Researchers employed at MIM and associated to MIM offer expert /consultant knowledge in the field on IMER and multidiciplinary research competence (including economy, sociology, political science, ethnology, anthropology, human rights, history, language, religon etc.), quantitative and qualitative

7 Tasks & results Basic research (theoretical and empirical) Developing social relevance and professional knowledge in MIM’s research areas through applied research Influencing local and regional social development through disseminating research results in academic and non- academic contexts Scientific publications, reports, assessments

8 Partners Swedish public authorities and agencies, institutions, organisations and professionals responsible for managing and carrying out migration and integration policies Scholars in international research networks and projects (see for EU-financed projects)www.mah.se/mim

9 MIM’s research programme Three themes, including local, transnational and global aspects: Migration and politics Migration and diversity Migration and welfare

10 Migration and politics (I) Education for Citizenship - a Liberal Dilemma Political Integration of Natives, Minorities and Immigrants Nationella självbilder och populistiska utmaningar i Sverige

11 Migration and politics (II) Kampen om folket: den skandinaviska nynationalismen Teaching Europeans how to be Europeans

12 Migration and politics (III) The Annoying Difference: The Co- development of Neo-nationalism, Neo- racism, and Populism in Denmark, We are the Good Guys: ideological positioning of the nationalist party Sverigedemokraterna in contemporary Swedish politics

13 Migration and politics (IV) Cartoon Violence? Media, Muslims and the Making of a Global controversy The Cartoon Controversy: Freedom of Speech as a News Item

14 Migration and diversity (I) Promoting Comparative Quantitative Research in the Field of Migration and Integration in Europe (PROMINSTAT) Islamization of the cultural sphere? Critical perspectives on Islam and performing arts in Western Europe and the Middle East & European Science Foundation Explorative Workshop (2008)

15 Migration and diversity (II) Attitudes towards Interracial Marriage Europeisk familjelycka Holiday: Travel, Transformation, Ownership and Capital & Marie Curie Initial Training Network Media, migration and society

16 Migration and diversity (III) Questioning the European ‘crisis of multiculturalism’ Within ethnicity: Diasporic positioning and practices among the Croats in Sweden

17 Migration and diversity (IV) Migration and Memory: Representations of Labour Migration in European Immigration Countries, (collaboration with Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Spheres in Vienna)

18 Migration and welfare (I) IMHAd, Impact of Multicultural Health Advisors Europeiska flyktingfonden Health Care in NowHereland – Improving Services for Undocumented Migrants in the EU EU-Project 2008 – 2010 Mighealth – Information network on good practice in health care for migrants and minorities in Europe the EC’s Directorate- General Health and Consumer Protection and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

19 Migration and welfare (II) En studie av sensibilitet och tillit i hemsjukvård utifrån distriktssköterskors perspektiv The best interest of the child in the Swedish asylum process Labor market integration of resettled refugees in Sweden Flyktingfonden

20 In preparation: Malmö – ‘the middle way’? City Scale, Representations, Practices -theoretically innovative (scale!) -new knowledge about Malmö -providing comparative material useful in international research on migration and city scale that is reaching beyond metropolitan centers -potential suggestions for policies could be developed in further collaboration with the Malmö Town officials and other relevant non-academic partners


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