EMMIR is jointly run by three African and four European universities, facilitated by a wider network of partners. Various associate organisations on the regional, national and international level provide significant assistance for student internships and graduate's employment. The quality of the programme is constantly evaluated by an international board of experts.
EMMIR is a unique study programme focusing on migration through an intercultural approach. It provides profound theoretical skills in migration studies combined with field work in Europe and Africa. It is designed as a multidisciplinary programme that addresses important contemporary issues in an emerging field of study.
EMMIR includes study periods in both, Europe and Africa. Students' mobility is understood as a key to mutual understanding of different views and cultures of migration and movement and will sharpen intercultural sensitivity.
EMMIR students become acquainted with different cultures and academic traditions and gain knowledge about migration issues in internships. They will gain profound skills and specialise in of the four programme foci, this will provide them with excellent chances for employment in national and international governmental and private sector organisations or in academia. Graduates will be awarded a joint degree by the EMMIR partner universities.
The EMMIR has been jointly run by seven institutions:
- University of Oldenburg, Germany
- University of Stavanger, Norway
- University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
- University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia
- Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman, Sudan
- Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Uganda
- University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
The programme is administered by the University of Oldenburg, and students must commence their studies in Germany. For the second semester all students move to the University of Stavanger. After the second semester they can decide where they will go on exchange to other partner institutions.