AMID is a consortium consisting of researchers at research centers representing three institutions of higher education and two research institutes. The Academy has been established as of January 1, 2001. Aalborg University is the host institution and Professor, Dr. Phil Ulf Hedetoft the Director of the Academy.
AMID is an interdisciplinary research academy devoted to strengthening and upgrading the research-based knowledge and competencies on migration processes, policies and strategies in Denmark, in the context of transnationality and globalization. It is an important aim of the Academy to forge a wider network of collaboration, coordination and information sharing to take in other significant actors, nationally as well as internationally, within the area of research and development dealing with migration and ethnic issues. Fifteen research projects, comprising about 25 researchers on all levels, will be launched within five research areas.
The central focus of this project is the long-term role of migration and increased ethno-cultural diversity as major factors in the social transformation of the societies of the Asia-Pacific Region. The aim is to build an international research network which will carry out interdisciplinary research on social and political aspects of international migration and growing ethno-cultural diversity in the region. The project will build research capabilities, develop empirical knowledge, further theoretical and methodological work in the social sciences and provide broadly-based and reliable information and options for policy-makers and immigration authorities at the national and international levels.
Composed of faculty and students from anthropology, literature, history, library and information studies, urban planning, sociology, and Spanish as well as researchers affiliated with the Asian American, Chicano, and Latin American Studies Centers, the Asians in the Americas Working Group is seeking to create a scholarly research program that connects in an interdisciplinary and comparative manner future research on Asian migrants to Canada, the United States, and Latin America.