About us


The Centre of Migration Law (CDM) is a research and teaching centre specialising in the fields of migration law and migration policy, funded by the three universities involved. It unites four faculties in three different universities:

The CDM carries out research in the field of migration law, integrating a social science perspective. Among the subjects researched are Swiss law on foreign nationals, nationality law, asylum law, the law on individual freedom of movement with the EU, and international refugee law, as well as European and international migration law.

This combined skills base in social sciences and law aims to promote collaboration between disciplines, to facilitate the creation of a network of national and international specialists on migratory phenomena, and to offer a wide range of interrelated tuition and research. In particular, the CDM works with the following institutions:

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