Research on international migration furthered at the University of Tampere

The University of Tampere is promoting research into international migration. The new TRANSIT Research Centre on Transnationalism and Transformation has been established to investigate political, socio-economic and socio-cultural transformations in transnational settings. The research will cover the interconnections and interrelations between transnational mobility, politics and governance, international labour markets and education.

Researchers at the University of Tampere have already previously researched the education of Filipina nurses and their integration into Finnish work communities as part of the EURA NET project. This large, EU-funded research project is currently investigating new forms of mobility between Asia and Europe.

TRANSIT brings together a multidisciplinary network, with researchers who are experts in a diverse range of fields, including public administration, education, the social sciences, political science, cultural studies and economics.

As well as basic and applied research, TRANSIT will carry out development projects and commissioned studies on topical questions in society. Furthermore, in addition to organising scientific seminars and conferences, the research centre will also create events for a wider audience.

TRANSIT will participate in the current social debate and actively create discussion and co operation forums for researchers, grassroots activists, civil servants and decision-makers. The centre’s researchers will also work in an expert capacity in national and international settings.

TRANSIT is a unit of the School of Education.

TRANSIT, the Research Centre on Transnationalism and Transformation
More information on the EURA-NET project

For more information, please contact
Professor Pirkko Pitkänen, tel. +358 50 420 1536,