Institute for Migration Studies (IMS)

The Institute for Migration Studies (IMS) was established in 2007. It is part of the Department of Social Sciences and is directly accountable to the Dean of Arts and Sciences. The Institute is interdisciplinary, research-based, educationally minded, policy-driven and network-oriented. Since its foundation, IMS has been interested in developing into an interdisciplinary research institute in the domain of migration as well as a resource center for graduate students and scholars interested in the study of migration and its various impacts on Lebanon, and other countries in the region and worldwide. IMS also has the aim of closely collaborating with government and non-government organizations that deal with diasporic migrant communities and migrant workers in the region.