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Introducing CMS

Welcome to the Centre for Migration Studies (CMS). The Centre for Migration Studies was established in November 2006 and formally launched in November 2007 at the University of Ghana to undertake research, teaching, training, capacity building, policy assessment, development and dissemination in the area of migration.
CMS is the first Centre in the West African sub-region and is seeking to be a regional leader in learning, teaching and research and is suitably located in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Welcome to the Centre for Migration Studies (CMS). The Centre for Migration Studies was established in November 2006 and formally launched in November 2007 at the University of Ghana to undertake research, teaching, training, capacity building, policy assessment, development and dissemination in the area of migration.

CMS is the first Centre in the West African sub-region and is seeking to be a regional leader in learning, teaching and research and is suitably located in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

CMS regional appeal continues to grow as it welcomes students from other West African countries and regional sub-groupings on a yearly basis. Our culture of close academic supervision and careful support for our outstanding students marks CMS out gives its special character. Our interfaculty working group helps promote a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching and learning. 

The key objectives of the Centre include:

  • Co-ordinate past and current research activities on migration by Faculties, Department, Institutes and Centres.
  • Undertake research activities on migration related issues from a multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Promote migration studies at the graduate level through a multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Advise on, and inform the formulation of a national policy on migration through the provision of relevant data on migration and related issues.
  • Collaborate with relevant institutions, departments and agencies working on migration and related issues.
  • Build capacity through short-term training programmes in specific areas.