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Migration and Integration: Refugees, Rights & Realities

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Last year, almost 80 million people were displaced from their homes. What are the forces behind this number? What are the dynamics of displacement? And what agency do refugees and other forcibly displaced people have? Explore these topics - and many more - in our two-week online summer course.

  • Programme at a glance
    Mode of instruction: Online (2 weeks) 
    Academic dates: Monday 5 July - Friday 16 July  2021
    Academic fees: €750 read more about what is included.
    Credits: 4 European Credits. Read more about credits and credit transfer.  
    Early admission deadline: 1 February 2021. Admissions will be processed throughout the year on a rolling basis. 
    Final admission deadline: 1 May 2021
    Who is this programme for?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Students should be in good academic standing to participate in the summer school. For current university students (3rd & 4th year Bachelors and Masters) in the arts and social sciences with an interest in political science, international relations, and migration studies. For working professionals with a desire to continue their education/update their skills in this field.
  • Programme description

    This two-week online summer course will look at legal, political and human ramifications of displacement around the world. Last year, there were almost 80 million people were displaced from their homes. What are the forces behind this number? What are the dynamics of displacement? And what agency do refugees and other forcibly displaced people have?

    Challenges related to displacement, integration, and social exclusion exist all around the world. In our online international classroom, we will discuss these global governance issues from diverse perspectives such as (humanitarian) crisis management, geopolitics, international refugee law, and anthropology. The course will enable participants to understand the context in which forced migration takes place, the social change this triggers in hosting communities and the efforts needed to successfully integrate newcomers. 

  • Academic director

    Evelien van Roemburg holds a PhD in International Refugee Law (2021, University of Amsterdam). She also has a Bachelors degree in law (LLB) from the University of Amsterdam (2006) and a Masters degree in law (LLM) from both The University of Amsterdam (2008) and Columbia Law School, New York City (2009). She also holds a Masters degree in political science (M.Sc.) of the University of Amsterdam (2010). 

    She has been a lecturer at the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Science at the University of Amsterdam, where she specialised in conflict studies, refugee studies and the United Nations. In the past years, she served as the Europe Migration Campaign Manager at Oxfam International, where she worked – together with her team – on influencing the EU and member states’ position and policies towards refugees. She is currently the head of Oxfam's EU office, based in Brussels. 

  • Explore our community

    Want to get to know more about studying in Amsterdam? Follow us on social media and join our summer community. Get a feel for our summer school vibe and our academic and social community, and learn about studying with us through the eyes of past summer school students. 

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    Want to know more about this topic? Read this interview with Academic Director Evelien van Roemburg as she reflects on the dynamics of migration and pandemics, and increasing social security and cultural attention for refugees and migrants. 

Facts & Figures
Mode Online
Credits 4 ECTS, 2 weeks
Language of instruction English
Starts in July