Participant n. 10 University of Sussex (US)

Centre for Migration Research

The University of Sussex (US) is a medium-sized research-intensive university, founded in 1961. It is located in beautiful countryside, just outside Brighton and within the South Downs National Park. Part of its founding ethos, and still very much valid today, is its commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research. Within the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012–13, the US is 13th in the UK, 34th in Europe and 110th in the world. It currently has 13,000 students and 2,200 staff from all over the world. The US has experience of dealing with all Framework Programme matters. In FP7 it was awarded 82 grants totalling over £25 million. This included five European Research Council Advanced Investigator grants, seven Starting Investigator grants, 26 Marie Curie fellows, and the coordination of several Collaborative Projects and Marie Curie Training Networks. The US has recently (March 2014) become a partner in the Horizon 2020 FET Flagship Human Brain Project. Within the US, the Sussex Centre for Migration Research (SCMR) will be the ‘home’ of YMOBILITY. Founded in 1997, the SCMR is one of the UK’s and Europe’s oldest-established migration research centres, and it has grown to be one of the largest. It acts as an umbrella for around 40 faculty members in different Schools and Departments across the university, has a similar number of doctoral students, and hosts a thriving MA in Migration Studies. In recent years, research grants have been awarded to SCMR researchers by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, as have various EU grants, and a major research initiative into migration, globalisation and poverty alleviation, supported by the UK Department for International Development via two grants totalling £10 million and still ongoing.

Main Tasks

  • Leadership of WP1
  • Participation in all the work packages

Team members

Project responsible
Russell King
Professor, Dept. of Geography, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9SJ, United Kingdom

Working group
Laura Morosanu
Dr., Lecturer in Sociology, School of Law, Politics and Sociology, Freeman Centre, University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9SJ, United Kingdom

Aija Lulle
Dr., Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Dept of Geography, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9SJ, United Kingdom