Migration and Integration

Migration and Integration

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As we enter the 21st century, ‘migration’ across national borders is no longer an exception, but is becoming an important social reality. Our Center brings attention to the realities and constant changes of migration.

Cross-border migration is highly intertwined with the structure of a transnational political economy. Given the challenges rising from dramatic demographic changes throughout the world, new migration policies must include not only settlement solutions, but also extend their reach to achieve high quality of life and care for everyone. In this context, the Center analyzes the present and past status of immigration and migration policies, and tries to present new perspectives for the future.

Research Objectives

The research conducted by the center aims to approach the migration issue in consideration of the macro-political and economic structure, while also addressing the reality of migrants in their daily lives. It also takes into consideration issues such as discrimination against migrants and refugees drawn through statistical and sociological analyses. We strive to provide a step-by-step contribution to the world that is changing along with migration.


Integration of refugees in Korean society

We conduct interviews with refugees living in Korea, review Korea's refugee policy, and explore what is needed for refugee integration into Korean society.

Life and care experiences of married immigrant women

The daily lives of married migrant women are closely related to 'family'. This project pays attention to the situation of "care" in the family and explores in detail how the reality of migration and care intersect with each other and the meaning behind this for immigrant women.

COVID-19 and the lives of migrants

Due to COVID-19, borders have been closed and thus, many people have had to stay in their current place of residence. In the midst of this, we are looking for alternatives by examining the reality of the migrants in Korea.