Center for Migration Studies (CMS)


Center for Migration Studies (CMS)

North South Unviersity







The international community, governments, and civil society organizations continue to debate "migration" as a complex topic in public and policy discussions, particularly when it comes to issues like modern slavery, gender inequality, citizenship, racial discrimination, and human rights. On November 13, 2022, the North South University (NSU) founded the Center for Migration Studies (CMS), which serves as a knowledge mobilization and learning center for studying topics linked to migration themes. The Center's goal is to conduct research on issues involving migration, climate change, refugees, displacement, and government. The center also serves as a home for all students, academics and researchers from national and international universities, institutions and organizations who investigate migration in a variety of subjects.



Vision of CMS  

To be the foremost regional think tank on migration issues, bringing together academics, scholars, researchers, and practitioners to produce, learn and disseminate knowledge that is valuable and provide policy direction.

Mission of CMS

The Center for Migration Studies (CMS) will be a source of knowledge on migration and a means of achieving human rights and justice for those who are moving in need.  

Objectives of CMS

  • To serve as a top data resource center that aims to make sense of and provide explanations for a variety of migration issues in Bangladesh and the surrounding regions.  
  • To provide leadership in comprehensive training and awareness raising and its access to global migration institutions.
  • To expand international, regional, and national collaborative research and establish networking with academics, and activists, and to keep working on policy advocacy at national and international levels.


CMS Research Agenda


  • Internal and external labor migration, high-skilled migration, and the diaspora and challenges of reintegration of returnee migrants. 
  • Modern slavery and the labor migration recruitment (OLR) process.
  • Remittances, development, dependency, and inequality.
  • Forced migration, statelessness, refugee movements, and asylum-seeking.
  • Irregular cross-border migration, human smuggling, and trafficking. 
  • Climate change-induced migration and adaptation strategies, urban resettlement and livelihood, etc.