University of Gothenburg

Social Institutions, Political Governance, and Integration of Refugees, SIPGI

Woman and child in a refugee camp

SIPGI is a research programme that aims to expand and strengthen the knowledge about integration and social cohesion in cities. It also aims to improve the comparability of collected data and increase theoretical knowledge about political governance and social cohesion in connection to refugee immigration. The programme runs from 2018 to 2024 and is funded by the Swedish Research Council.

SIPGI is hosted by The Centre on Global Migration (CGM) at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, in close collaboration with the programme on Global Governance and Local Development (GLD) at the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) at Lund University and the Migration Research Institute (MiReKoc), which is the leading migration research centre in Turkey.

The programme gathers researchers from Sweden, Turkey, Jordan, and USA, and from different research disciplines and different methodological starting points.