Migration Research Center at Koç University (MiReKoc) was established in August 2004 as a grant-giving program by the joint initiation of Koç University (Istanbul) and the Foundation for Population, Migration, and Environment (PME, Zurich).

As of 2010 MiReKoc has become a fully functioning research center aimed at developing the research capacity to address migration issues in Turkey.

In addition to being an institutionalized hub for Turkey-related migration research, MiReKoc also initiates conferences, workshops, meetings and seminars aimed at engaging students, academics, bureaucrats, policymakers, stakeholders and civil society organizations (CSO).


MiReKoc Seminar Series continues in this fall! The first seminar will take place on October 26, 2016, with Justin Schon's presentation on “The Relational Network Characteristics of Sharing Conflict Rumors in Syria”. Read more

MiReKoc Visiting Fellows: MiReKoc visiting fellows program continues. Potential candidates who are working on migration-related issues can apply. Read more