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).


Job Opportunity at MiReKoc (Vehbi Koç Foundation Migration Fellow), MiReKoc is hiring a researcher to contribute to the establishment of migration information center and to the organization of 2017 Metropolis annual conference. Click here for details.

This year MiReKoc Summer School, co-branded with the International Metropolis Network, will explore the theme of forced migration. Click here for the details on the academic program. The applications are now closed. Thank you for your interest.

Metropolis 2017: MiReKoc and Hacettepe University Migration and Politics Research Center (HUGO) will host together International Metropolis Conference in Istanbul in 2017! Click here for information on Metropolis 2016 which will be held in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan.

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