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"Being a graduate student at CMRS was certainly a life-changing experience; it has shaped my career toward doctoral studies and pursuing research that is not only solid academically but equally useful to identifying the needs of migrants and refugees. I remain very grateful to CMRS for nurturing my passion for the field of migration." Sara Sadek, CMRS graduate 2006.

"I am a medical doctor by background and have worked with refugees, IDPs and immigrants throughout my career in Sudan, Egypt, Algeria, Liberia, Somalia, Yemen and Canada. Earning a graduate diploma in refugee studies and a master's in migration and refugee studies at CMRS has given me a long career with United Nations agencies and solid research knowledge and practice. The fact that the center is situated in Egypt, at the highest ranking University, gives it a unique position to provide up-to-date information on migration and refugee issues in Africa and the Middle East. Returning to CMRS has always felt like a homecoming. The center also has a unique collection of Grey Literature for interested scholars. I highly recommend this program!" Iman Ahmed, MBBS, MA, Researcher, CMRS

In honour of World Refugee Week, Routledge created a collection that can freely be downloaded on the occasions of Refugee week. 

CMRS Summer Short Courses from July 28 to August 4, 2019. Read more.

Partnership with the Refugees in Towns project (RITand the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University. RIT promotes understanding of the migrant/refugee experience by drawing on the knowledge and perspectives of refugees themselves as well as local hosts, and working with them to develop case studies and reports of the towns in which they live. RIT seeks to analyze and understand the process of immigrant/refugee integration and support community leaders, aid organizations, and local governments in shaping policy, practice, and interventions.

Since the publication of RIT's report on Cairo in June 2018, CMRS and its students have been collaborating with RIT as they work with local partners to develop the findings into programming to better support the integration of refugees in Cairo.

Ibrahim Awad, interview by IEMed (European Institute of the Mediterranean ) about migration in the Mediterranean. Read More

Cairo Papers volume 35/2 published in Collaboration with CMRS. Read More

GAPP 10th Anniversary Distinguished Staff Award, an award presented to one staff only at the school level, is given to Maysa Ayoub, CMRS Manager. (Read More)

 A new publication by CMRS

CMRS joins £20m global research hub aiming to harness benefits of South-South migration

CMRS Winter Short Courses. click here

CMRS Statement on the Occasion of World Migrants Day 2018 (English) (Arabic)

CMRS Seminar Series. click here

The Graduation Ceremony of the Edition of the Regional Certificate in Migration Governance

The Third Edition of the local Certificate in Migration Governance

Global Compact (click here)

September - October 2017: CMRS contributes to the UN processes of the Global Compacts on Migrants and Refugees

The United Nations Summit on Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants held at the seventy first session of the United Nations General Assembly in September 2016 adopted the New York Declarations on Refugees and Migrants. The Declaration, which is a set of commitments made by the Member States, in turn, decided to work towards the adoption in 2018 of two Global Compacts on Refugees and on Migrants. 

The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) at The American University in Cairo (AUC) is actively contributing to the preparatory processes of the two Compacts. READ MORE.

CMRS Database 

The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies proudly announces the launching of a database that is comprised of different research material on migration and refugee topics within the MENA region. CMRS database can be accessed here


CMRS Brochure (Download)

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