The Danish Research Centre for Migration, Ethnicity and Health 

The Danish Research Centre for Migration, Ethnicity and Health (MESU) was established in January 2010 within the Department of Public Health at Copenhagen University. MESU aims to improve endeavours directed towards migrants' health by strengthening interdisciplinary research, teaching, and communication on health. Intense focus lays on the role of social inequality and ethnicity in migrants and ethnic minorities' health and on the importance of the migration process.

MESU both initiates and conducts its own research and contributes to the development of others' research in the field through professional guidance and advice. In addition, the centre contributes to establishing professional networks for Danish and international researchers through regular research seminars and academic meetings, exchange of information on research initiatives and information about on-going activities in Denmark. MESU also have extensive experience with developing courses with focus on diversity, migration, ethnicity and health. The researchers within MESU have a broad experience in registry-based research as well as in other quantitative and qualitative research methods. MESU has a close collaboration with The National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen School of Global Health and the Migrant Health Clinics at Odense University Hospital and Hvidovre Hospital, who all are represented in MESU's steering committee.

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Migration Institute of Finland

The Migration Institute of Finland was founded in 1974, and has its headquarters in Turku. The Institute has two regional centres, the centre for Ostrobothnia in Seinäjoki and the Centre for Swedish-speaking Finland in Kronoby. The tasks of the Migration Institute of Finland are:

  • to promote the collection, storage and documentation of research material relating to international and internal migration including immigrants and refugees
  • to carry out and to promote migration research
  • to publish research reports, books and articles on migration
  • to develop co-operation between the universities and special organizations related to migration, both within Finland and abroad
  • to maintain and to provide information services about migration

The research of the Institute includes the study of immigration, emigration and country-internal migration and regional development. The research is mainly conducted as multi-scientific projects.

The Institute arranges seminars and conferences to promote scholarly collaboration. In addition to research activities, the Institute has archives, library, emigrant register, exhibitions and funds.

The Institute is basically financed by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, but in addition various projects are financed from a variety of other national and international sources.

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Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies    

The Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS) is a specialised research institute owned by the University of Oslo. It develops and disseminates knowledge and competence in the field of violence and traumatic stress. The centre has an international outlook and develops knowledge at an international academic level. Its topics of research can be categorized under the following main headings: Violence, traumatic stress, sexual abuse, disasters and refugees/asylum seekers. NKVTS applies an interdisciplinary approach in its research, which includes medical, psychological, pedagogical, social, cultural and legal aspects.

NKVTS objective is to help prevent and reduce the health-related and social consequences that may follow from exposure to violence and traumatic stress. “Forced migration, trauma and refugee health” is one of the centre’s three thematic pillars. NKVTS publishes international research in the field as well as submits research reports on behalf of several Norwegian Ministries. Other contract authorities are Directorates, the Research Council of Norway, NGOs and others. The centre has about 40 researchers employed; most of them have a doctoral degree. In addition, there are currently 14 PhD candidates engaged in doctoral research projects.

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Centre for Health Equity Studies

At Centre for Health Equity Studies, CHESS,  researchers from sociology, psychology and public health sciences work together on issues of health and inequality. CHESS is the result of a collaboration between Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet and from 2018 a section within the Department of Public Health at Stockholm University.

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University College of Southeast Norway

University College of Southeast Norway (USN) is a state university college and has approximately 7000 students. USN is a not for profit organisation based in South-Eastern part of Norway. USN has campuses in Bø, Notodden, Porsgrunn and Rauland, and offers a broad range of academic opportunities at bachelor-, master- and PhD-levels. The three pillars of the USN activities are education, research and dissemination. USN consists of four different faculties: Faculty of Arts and Sciences (AF), Faculty of Art, Folk Culture and Teacher Education (EFL), Faculty of Health and Social Studies (HS), and Faculty of Technology (TF).

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