Author Archives: Ida Persson

Talking to Tamils: sharing research findings with the ‘researched’

By: Nicholas Van Hear, Senior Researcher and Deputy Director Funders of research are keen that we communicate our findings to ‘users’ so as to have ‘impact’. The vogue term these days is ‘Knowledge Exchange’. But much stronger than the obligation … Continue reading

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What do I know about quantum mechanics?

By: Emma Newcombe, Head of External Relations This weekend I went to see ‘Copenhagen’, by Michael Frayn. It was a production put on by ElevenOne and staged in the newly built Mathematics department. For those who have never seen the … Continue reading

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Immigrant Investor Programmes: Navigating Economic and Political Tensions

By: Madeleine Sumption, Migration Observatory Director Immigration policies offering residence rights to wealthy investors have existed for decades. Australia, New Zealand and the United States have all had special programmes admitting immigrant investors for over 25 years. Historically these routes have been … Continue reading

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Foreign fighters: time to recognise and study a new type of migration

By: Franck Düvell, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher On 30 October 2014, the Washington Post reported the flow of over 15,000 foreigner fighters to Syria and probably also to Iraq. They suggested that each month around 1,000 people travel to Syria, … Continue reading

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The Life of a Multiple Migrant

By: Ayumi Takenaka, Research Officer As immigration has grown in volume, so has its complexity. Today, people do not simply move once and settle. They increasingly keep on moving, twice or more, not just between their country of origin and … Continue reading

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