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Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) conducts a wide variety of research on migration and diversity, spread over many disciplines, departments and research institutes. This interdisciplinary group, called the ‘Brussels Interdisciplinary Research centre on Migration and Minorities (BIRMM)’ joins over 100 VUB researchers from 11 disciplines (including political science, law, sociology, criminology, geography, medical sciences, communication sciences, linguistics, psychology and educational sciences, philosophy, and history) working on migration, minorities and diversity related topics. BIRMM is co-directed by Prof. Ilke Adam and Prof. Florian Trauner (both BSoG-VUB) and a board of delegates with one representative per research centre or department. It is coordinated by dr. Hannah Vermaut

The main VUB research centres and departments involved in BIRMM are: the Brussels School of Goverance (BSoG), and in particular its research Centre for Migration, Diversity and Justice; the History Department, with its research centre HOST; Sociology Department, with its research centres TOR and Interface Demography; the Political Science Department (POLI); BRIO, the centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Brussels, the Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research, the RHEA Centre for Expertise on Gender, Diversity and Intersectionality, the Criminology department with its research centre Crime & Society, the Law department, with its research centre FRC (Fundamental Rights and Constitutionalism) and the Department of Public Law, the Department for Communication Sciences, with its research centre ECHO (Media, Culture and Politics), and the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, with its new reseach group 'Research into Diversity in Health Care'.