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Brexit, net migration and Eurochildren

Description
The UK's Office for National Statistics has released its quarterly update on net migration. This time the figure, 248,000, the lowest level for nearly three years, is 'favourable' for the government. But what does 'favourable' really mean? Dr Nando Sigona discusses the potential human and emotional costs of Brexit for EU families in the UK and their children, many of whom were born in the UK and hold a British passport.
Date:
02/06/2017

Challenges presented by mass migration are driving new solutions around affordable housing, report finds

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A new report by academics at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) here at the University of Birmingham has found the urgency created by significant immigration is helping drive innovations and solutions around affordable housing that would have otherwise taken many more years – which will be of considerable use in tackling the wider housing crisis.
Date:
10/05/2017

Is the EU's response to the refugee crisis fuelling marginalisation of migrants in Europe?

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On 29 March IRiS academic Dr Nando Sigona spoke about the plight of undocumented migrants in Europe at an event organised by Green MEPs in the European Parliament in Brussels.
Date:
10/04/2017

IRiS academic speaks about implications of labelling migrants crossing the Mediterranean

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In a workshop in Geneva about displacement and migration, Dr Nando Sigona offered some reflections on the implications of adopting different labels to describe the people crossing the Mediterranean on unseaworthy vessels.
Date:
10/04/2017

Fully funded PhD opportunity within Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS)

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Applications are now open for a fully funded PhD in 'Sexual and gender based violence in the refugee crisis: understanding resilience in the refugee journey', supervised by Professor Jenny Phillimore, Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity.
Date:
05/04/2017

Messaging in the Midlands - latest Working Paper from IRiS

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Read the latest in the IRiS Working Paper Series, 'Messaging in the Midlands: Exploring digital literacy repertoires in a superdiverse region'.
Date:
11/01/2017

Simulating superdiversity

Description
All are welcome at this simulation to illustrate how the complex patterns of cultural and genetic signals might combine to define what we mean by "groups" of people is presented.
Date:
09/01/2017

Birmingham Heroes: Migration and Displacement

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The University of Birmingham is at the forefront of research into migration and displacement. The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) is the first institute in the UK and one of the first globally, to focus on migration, displacement and superdiversity.
Date:
29/11/2016
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