Jørgen Carling: All news

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Saturday, 22 Oct 2022
FUMI Survey Data Collection Completed in The Gambia

​Since the end of August, a thousand young adults in Serekunda, The Gambia, have been interviewed about their lives and dreams.

Thursday, 22 Sep 2022
International PhD Students Participate in Ethnographic Fieldwork Methodology Course

​As part of the NORHED II project Partnership for Peace: Better Higher Education for Resilient Societies, PRIO hosted a PhD-level course in Ethnographic Fieldwork Methodology.

The NORHED II project enabled PRIO to host students from Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), Makerere University (Uganda) and Birzeit University (Palestine). Together with students from a range of European universities, they explored practical and principled concerns that arise from pre-fieldwork planning to post-fieldwork representation of data. 

Monday, 12 Sep 2022
Early-Career Scholars Learn Survey Methods in Migration Research

​Survey-based research is widespread but also replete with challenges. Researchers face a range of analytical, technical, managerial, and ethical dilemmas. Drawing on extensive experience, Research Professor Jørgen Carling and PRIO Global Fellow Jessica Hagen-Zanker have developed a new PhD-level course on survey methods, with a focus on migration research.

The course was taught in Oslo 7–9 September and covered the entire survey process, including research design, technical solutions, data management, quality assurance and communication of results. It drew upon ongoing survey research in the MIGNEX and FUMI projects.

Tuesday, 31 May 2022
Next Steps toward New Insights on Migration, Development and Policy from MIGNEX

​Successful MIGNEX consortium meeting in Istanbul, with inspiring discussion as the project members continue to build new knowledge on migration, development and policy.

Friday, 13 May 2022
PhD-Level Course: Ethnographic Fieldwork Methodology

​​PRIO invites applications for this course, which will be taught in person in Oslo in September 2022. The application deadline is 10 June.

Friday, 6 May 2022
New PhD-Level Course: Survey Methods in Migration Research

​PRIO invites applications for this course, which will be taught in person in Oslo in September 2022. The application deadline is 10 June.

Thursday, 21 Apr 2022
Kelly Fisher Is the New Coordinator of the PRIO Migration Centre

​​Kelly Fisher takes over from Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn as the coordinator of the PRIO Migration Centre. He holds an MA in Gender Studies and is a Research Assistant working on several migration-related projects. 

Thursday, 17 Feb 2022
New PhD-Level Course: 'Migration Theory: Perspectives on Time and Temporalities'

PRIO invites applications for this course, which will be taught in person in Oslo in June 2022. The application deadline is 18 April.

Wednesday, 16 Feb 2022
Migration-Related PhD Courses

​Three migration-related PhD courses will be offered at PRIO in the course of 2022: (1) Migration theory: perspectives on time and temporalities, (2) Survey methods in migration research: design, implementation, and analysis, and (3) Ethnographic fieldwork methodology: approaches, tools, and ethics.

Tuesday, 15 Feb 2022
New Handbook Chapter: Understanding variation and change in migrant transnationalism

​The new Handbook on Transnationalism, edited by Brenda S.A. Yeoh and Francis L. Collins and published by Elgar, includes a chapter by PRIO Research Professor Jørgen Carling, entitled "Understanding variation and change in migrant transnationalism".

Saturday, 5 Feb 2022
New Series of Video Portraits from West Africa

The lives and dreams of young adults in three cities are explored in the project Future Migration as Present Fact (FUMI).

Wednesday, 9 Jun 2021
PRIO Migration Centre launches guide to journals

​The PRIO Guide to Migration Journals is a new resource which gives authors and readers facts and perspectives on 29 peer-reviewed journals in migration research. Explore to find info on thematic profile, open access options, article length, citations and more, all in one place on the PRIO Migration Centre website.

Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Call for papers: Micro-level dynamics of migrant transnationalism

​We welcome abstracts for papers to be presented at the research symposium on 'Micro-level dynamics of migrant transnationalism'. This symposium will bring together presentations of recent empirical research on migrant transnationalism, from around the world, drawing on original qualitative or quantitative data. Deadline for abstract submission - 20 June 2021. The symposium will take place 24 September in Maastricht, the Netherlands (and online if need be). Organised by the IMISCOE Standing Committee on Migrant Transnationalism.

Monday, 10 May 2021
Call for Subcontractors for the FUMI Survey in Ghana, Cape Verde and The Gambia

The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) seeks partners for survey data collection and related tasks in Ghana, Cape Verde and The Gambia

Tuesday, 6 Apr 2021
What predicts asylum migration flows?

In a new study published in Nature Communications, PRIO researchers use a machine-learning analysis framework to identify leading predictors of contemporary asylum migration to the European Union. The study finds little evidence that climatic shocks or deteriorating economic conditions predict near-future arrivals of asylum seekers in Europe, contrasting commonly held notions of economy- and climate-driven asylum migrants. Instead, indicators capturing levels of political violence and violations of physical integrity rights in countries of origin are important predictors of asylum migration flows, suggesting that migrants are continuing to use the asylum system as intended – i.e., to seek international protection from a well-founded fear of persecution – despite the fact that most applicants ultimately are rejected refugee status. The article is a product of the ERC-funded CLIMSEC project and is published as open access.

Schutte, Sebastian; Jonas Vestby, Jørgen Carling & Halvard Buhaug (2021) Climatic conditions are weak predictors of asylum migration, Nature Communications 12: 2067.

Friday, 19 Mar 2021
How can we best ask about migration plans and desires?

​Over the past few decades, thousands of people have responded to survey questions about their thoughts and feelings about possibly migrating. The resulting data can be valuable in migration research but are as good as the questions that are asked in survey. A new paper looks in depth at question formulations and creates an inventory of data.

Wednesday, 17 Feb 2021
What makes people want to migrate?

Thousands of people have responded to surveys with questions about their wishes or plans for migration and researchers have analyzed the data to identify the drivers. But until now, the results have been fragmented. In the first-ever systematic literature review four PRIO researchers map out what makes people want to migrate. 

Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020
PRIO Launches Migration Research Centre

Migration research at PRIO enters a new phase with the launch of the PRIO Migration Research Centre.

"Migration research has been one of the gems of PRIO for many years, and I take great pride in us now launching the Migration Research Centre to strengthen this research agenda even further. I look very much forward to support this initiative", says PRIO director Henrik Urdal.

Wednesday, 18 Nov 2020
Vacancy: Social media curator on migrant transnationalism

​The IMISCOE Standing Committee on Migrant Transnationalism (MITRA) seeks to recruit a social media curator to serve in a voluntary position for a (renewable) period of one year.

Thursday, 15 Oct 2020
New team takes mixed methods to the next level

​With the hiring of Maryam Aslany, the three-person core team of the project Future Migration as Present Fact (FUMI) is in place. The team composition reflects the project's uique ambitions.

Sunday, 29 Mar 2020
MIGNEX adapts to the coronavirus crisis

​The initial fieldwork for MIGNEX was being completed when the worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis erupted. The pandemic not only thwarts travel in the short term but has longer-term implications that are still unknown.

Wednesday, 4 Mar 2020
FUMI Project Seeks Senior Research Fellow

​The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) invites applications for a three-year, full-time position within the project Future Migration as Present Fact (FUMI), funded by the European Research Council. The position provides the opportunity to work in a leading international research institution with an interdisciplinary environment.

Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019
PRIO Researchers Will Collaborate with Filmmakers to Share Insights on Migration

The new research communications project CINEMIG will use cinematic formats to increase the value-added of PRIO’s research on the causes of international migration. 

PRIO coordinates MIGNEX, the largest-ever European funded research project on migration to Europe, which collects data in 25 communities across Africa, the Middle East and Asia. 

  • What are the problems that make people want to leave their own country? 
  • Why do some countries have large numbers of people leaving, while other countries that are poorer and more insecure do not? 
  • Will fewer people want to leave poor countries if we invest more in development?

Friday, 6 Dec 2019
MIGNEX Team Selects Local Areas for Data Collection

The large PRIO-led project ​MIGNEX examines migration and development at the local level across Africa and Asia. A milestone was reached when the specific research areas were selected.

Saturday, 2 Nov 2019
Research School Holds Migration Course

​Last week the Research School on Peace & Conflict held a course titled "Migration research and contestations over migration: Conceptual approaches, ethics and communication". There were 18 participants from universities across Europe and North America, researching across the full range of migration processes and experiences, from the perspectives of refugees and other migrants, societies of emigration and immigration, civil society, as well as governments. They also reflected a mix of disciplines and geographical contexts.

Monday, 14 Oct 2019
The Migration Research Hub is launched, with PRIO contributions

​The Migration Research Hub collects research on migration and makes it easily searchable and shareable. For the first time, information on publications, research projects, datasets and experts has been brought together in one fully-searchable database, underpinned by a taxonomy created and refined by experts in migration from a wide range of angles. 

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