The Migration and Mobility Research Network (MMRN) is an interdisciplinary group focusing on issues of migration, mobility, diversity and multiculturalism.
The interdisciplinary group consists of researchers from Melbourne’s universities and beyond, policymakers, government and NGO representatives and research students. This network is an opportune forum for:
- academics to forge research collaborations
- research students to find supervisors
- researchers to meet potential collaborators from the government and NGO sectors
- government and NGO representatives to develop research connections
Launched in January 2009, the MMRN meets at RMIT’s City campus on the last Friday of each month.
MMRN meetings generally include research seminars followed by highly prioritised networking opportunities. Meeting formats may vary at times to include round-tables and workshops. The MMRN is also open to ideas from members.
About migration and mobility
Migration in the 21st century is such a pervasive and diversified phenomenon, outgrowing its name. Settler migration remains an Australian issue of great consequence. The word ‘mobility’ was therefore added to reflect the contemporary variety of human movements. The fast-growing phenomenon of professionals in temporary migration and the swelling international student numbers are just two of the ‘new’ types of mobility.
Migration and mobility are also associated with many other complex issues such as ethnic diversity, identity, nationalism, diaspora, transnationalism, globalisation, settlement, multiculturalism, urbanisation, cross-cultural communication, labour and housing markets, refugee protection, cosmopolitanism, citizenship, etc.