BROAD-ER INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL 2023
Cities and International Migration: Themes, Concepts, Approaches
17 July – 28 July, Rumelifeneri Campus, Koç University, Istanbul
The Migration Research Center at Koç University (MiReKoc) will host the BROAD-ER International Summer School 2023 entitled “Cities and International Migration: Themes, Concepts, Approaches”, which will be organized in cooperation with University of Amsterdam, Netherlands and Pompeu Fabra University, Spain, between the dates of 17th and 28th July 2023 in Istanbul.
While most migration-related areas remain stubbornly governed at national levels, cities increasingly appear as actors in the governance of migration through autonomy-building, city diplomacy, and governance by and through urban actors. A proliferation of scientific work on the role of cities in the governance of migration can be seen since the 2015 ‘migration crisis’, despite this dynamic dating back to the 1980s. Central governments increasingly outsource responsibilities tied to migration and integration to lower scales, pushing cities to claim more power in how migration is governed. The nexus between the dynamics of urbanization and migration, hence, raises significant research and policy questions for various areas (housing, labor markets, etc.) at different scales.
Migration and urban research have produced rich scholarship in their respective disciplines. However, that scholarship often remains tied to one of the two disciplines with little work successfully bridging both fields of research. It is thus necessary to move towards an interdisciplinary framework that enables a better theorization of the migration-urbanization nexus.
The EU-funded Twinning Project BROAD-ER aims for strategic networking and collaboration in the themes of internationalization of cities, their autonomy-building processes, and the detachment of local actors from formal governance. Thus, the BROAD-ER International Summer School 2023 addresses, amongst other themes, local governance of migration, Do-it-yourself migration policies, and city diplomacy.
To see the full program, please click here.
The framework of the Summer School will include following subtopics:
The main objective of BROAD-ER Summer School is to encourage collective experience for early career scholars and professionals to work in the field of international urban migration. The programme includes two weeks of lectures, lab sessions and discussion sessions which will be led by distinguished international faculty members and experts in the field. The participants will have the chance of sharing their research agendas and ideas with these scholars in an interactive environment. The language of the Summer School is English. A certificate will be provided upon successful completion of the program. Additional requirements including an academic presentation and the submission of an original research paper of at least 7.000 words, will be imposed on those participants who are seeking course credits (3 ECTS).
The format of the Summer School will include:
This program is designed for graduate students and PhD candidates, early career researchers, policy analysts, NGO and international organization practitioners, as well as junior experts in the field. BROAD-ER International Summer School does not only offer expanding the knowledge of its participants, but also promises networking opportunities between them and distinguished faculty to enhance both parties’ research agendas. Applications from all over the world are encouraged.
The eligibility criteria are:
A relevant degree or equivalent experience in the field of urban migration studies;
An excellent working knowledge (speaking and writing) of English
All participants (excluding participants who are awarded scholarship) are kindly requested to organize and cover expenses for their travel to and from İstanbul, as well as their local transportation in Istanbul to Koç University.
The fee for the program is 1100 Euros. The fee covers all course materials, public transportation in Istanbul (Istanbulkart), social activities, fieldtrips, three meals a day and coffee breaks on lecture days.
The tuition fee for online participation is 500 Euros.
Tuition fee for the students affiliated with institutions from the IMISCOE network, UNIC universities and BROAD-ER partner institutions will be reduced by 30%.
The BROAD-ER International Summer school offers the following scholarships:
Scholarships will cover the tuition, lowest-cost travel to Türkiye, all course materials, public transportation in Istanbul (Istanbulkart), social activities, three meals a day and coffee breaks on lecture days and they will be awarded to outstanding candidates.
A limited number of partial scholarships of up to 30% off from the tuition fee will be available for selected candidates from low & middle income countries. Applicants who wish to apply for a scholarship should indicate their intention in their motivation letter with a short statement of their financial constraints. Please note that this is a non-profit program and the scholarships will be granted based on the availability of funds upon the completion of the application round. Scholarships are not intended for participants who can be funded by their own institutions. It would be appreciated if the applicants can present the unavailability of funds through their institution.
 Based on World Bank Data: https://data.worldbank.org/income-level/low-and-middle-income?view=chart
How to apply?
Please click here for the application form and send the following documents as a single pdf file to [email protected] and [email protected]:
Early-bird application: 3 April 2023 (10% discount)
Application Deadline: 15 May 2023
Announcement of application results: Third Week of May 2023
Deadline for confirmation of participation: End of May 2023
Program: Click here to see the program.
If you have any further queries, check out the FAQs guide or please contact the BROAD-ER Summer School Team via [email protected]
For more details about MiReKoc international summer schools, visit https://miss.ku.edu.tr/