School of Global Studies - Gothenburg
University of Gothenburg (UGOT) is one of the largest universities in Sweden with 37 000 students and 6000 employees. UGOT has a Centre of Global Migration (CGM) with the School of Global Studies (SGS) as the host department. CGM is a cross-faculty center in close collaboration with external local and regional actors, such as the municipality and local agencies as well as international and national research networks on migration.
The School of Global Studies (SGS) at the Faculty of Social Sciences is an interdisciplinary research and teaching environment. The School counts to 1,500 students and 110 staff. The Department constitutes of five disciplines/subjects; Peace- and Development, Social Anthropology, Environmental Social Science, Regional Studies, Human Rights, and World Culture and Globalized Heritage. SGS's research environment also comprises six interdisciplinary research groups. Three research groups are of particular relevance to DEMO. First, the research group on Migration and Diversity. The research carried out by members of this group concerns, for example, diaspora groups and explores the experiences of individuals – asylum-seekers, labor migrants, returnees and residents of multicultural neighborhoods – in relation to the globalizing politico-economic context within which their experiences are embedded. Second, the research group on Global Heritage Studies relates heritage to ongoing political, economic and social processes and brings into focus the way in which heritage is used within the politics of identity; in relation to rights, property and ownership; or in connection with the consumption of the past. Finally, the School of Global Studies has an interdisciplinary group of MENA-researchers, some of whom have an extensive knowledge of the Israeli context.