The Migration Institute’s strategy 20212023 


  • To study the interaction between migration and society.
  • To produce, gather, record and make available materials related to migration flows.
  • To actively participate in migration-related and research-based societal discussion and influencing.


  • To be the most recognised and esteemed migration-flow research and memory organisation nationwide.
  • To conduct nationally and internationally significant migration research.
  • To be the central actor and innovator of expatriate Finn research and documentation.
  • To undertake new initiatives and make scientific breakthroughs.


  • To develop research activities with a multidisciplinary and multimethodological approach.
  • To increase the digital accessibility of our materials and services.
  • To deepen and broaden our cooperation with key parties.
  • To produce research data as a basis for decision making.
  • To communicate in a versatile and accessible way, utilizing new ways of communication.
  • To diversify our Foundation’s fundraising and external research funding.


  • Transparency and openness
  • Ethics
  • Fairness
  • Community
The Migration Institute of Finland is the only institute in Finland specialising in both the research and documentation of migration flows. Our special task involves documenting the life of Finns…
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