Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU)
21 December 2016 2:45 pm


Email: [email protected]


Tel: +88 029360338


Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) is a center for migration research, advocacy and training based at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Since its inception in 1995, RMMRU has worked diligently to illuminate the potential of migration to initiate pro-poor growth and poverty reduction in South Asia. By cooperating with regional and global organizations, RMMRU continues to facilitate collaborative research that effectively integrates and links global migration discourse with regional grassroots programs in order to identify and eradicate the key issues affecting Bangladeshi migrants. RMMRU’s strong ties to local migration programs and role as an academic leader in migration discourse continues bridging the gap between scholars and grassroots trailblazers. Subsequently, RMMRU plays a key part in the development of effective and relevant training programs and workshops for potential migrants and migration-centered grassroots NGOs in Bangladesh. Additionally, RMMRU has engaged in over fifty primary research studies on refugees, internally displaced persons, stateless people, labour migrants and diaspora communities. These studies have not only contributed to the development of more effective programs, but have also significantly shaped migration policy in Bangladesh.

Area of work:

  • Migration
  • Poverty
  • Human rights
  • Policy advocacy
  • Climate change
  • Female rights

Main lines of work:

Migrant Rights

Contact Person:

Professor Tasneem Siddiqui, [email protected]; Professor C R Abrar, [email protected]


Sattar Bhaban (4th Floor)
179, Shahid Syed Nazrul Islam Sarani Bijoynagar, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh