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New Master: Governance of Migration and Diversity

In September 2016, the Leiden University Institute for History starts with a new MA sub-track 'Governance of Migration and Diversity'. This so-called LDE Master (a joint program of Leiden, Delft and Erasmus) is part of the MA History specialization Cities, Migrations and Global Interdependence (CMGI).

What are the opportunities for the management of migration? How to incorporate newcomers into host societies? How to prevent discrimination and to promote contact and cohesion in culturally diverse societies? How do policymakers, politicians and organizations approach migration and diversity? These are questions that will be addressed in this master sub-track.

Migration (including refugee migration) is a key issue in current and past political and societal debates. The one-year Master programme in Governance of Migration and Diversity integrates knowledge from various disciplines with a focus on how public and private organizations can respond to opportunities and challenges offered by migration and diversity. It brings together history, sociology, politics, international development and urbanism as a foundation for a better understanding of the governance of migration and diversity. 

Migration and diversity from an interdisciplinary perspective

The new master sub-track enables students to profit from the knowledge of the experts in the field, who work at the three universities (Leiden, Delft and Erasmus). Students will become all-round migration experts who are able to analyse and assess migration and diversity from multiple angles. They will be able to put current debates into a historical perspective. They will combine history, sociology, politics, international development and study migration and diversity from an interdisciplinary perspective. They will build up an extensive academic and professional network (and this will enhance their labour market opportunities).

You cannot separate ethnic diversity from other forms of diversity such as religion, class and sexuality. Dealing with ethnic difference is dealing with all the differences in a society, across the whole spectrum.

For more information, please contact prof. dr. Marlou Schrover.

Leiden - Delft - Erasmus Strategic Alliance

For many years, Leiden University, TU Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam have been collaborating in many fields of education, research and valorisation. Their partnership has been extended and was formalised through the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus strategic alliance, founded in 2012. Our mission is to collaborate in matters of substance and according to our own strengths, thereby contributing to the academic, social, and economic challenges of our time.

More on the strategic alliance.

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