LSM: Migration in Academic Research

The project ‘Migration in Academic Research’ offers space for scientific research into migration. By stimulating scientific research, LSM strives to narrow the gap between academia and society, especially people with a migrant background. With this research LSM aims to get to the core of migration issues, in order to ultimately influence decision-making in a positive way.


LSM wants to contribute to the social debate through scientific research, especially in times of discussion around the themes of migration and racism. Problems related to migration are a part of human history. This means that the problem is created by and for people. LSM therefore believes that the solution should come from people, and would like to contribute to this.

Research topics

LSM wants to promote objective research into different perspectives of migration issues. These issues may concern, for example, the relationship between migration and policymaking, the way of decision-making around refugees and migrants, the normalization of migration as a concept, as well as the concept of immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and integration. Other research topics could be the relationship of migration with personal freedom, integration, religion, poverty, inequality, racism, labor, the international community and the refugee crisis, politics and the multicultural society.

Research Support provided by LSM

To stimulate research, LSM offers possibilities for information provision by means of information and translations (both textual and cultural) to and from Arabic, Dutch, English and French and possibly even more languages. This will provide a greater multifaceted understanding and thus bridge any cultural differences.


This project is assisted by highly valued volunteers from different fields of study (law, political science, history, psychology, social work, etc.). They will cooperate, on a voluntary basis, to stimulate and manage scientific research from the university and other educational institutions.