International migration is a central aspect of globalization in the contemporary world and it is recasting states and societies in a range of distinctive and important ways. The nature, extent and different dimensions of international population movements and their consequences in an increasingly multicultural world are discussed in the course. The efforts to control and regulate immigration fostered by labour market demands, flights from unsafe regions and dreams of a better life, are analyzed, as well as questions about how the exclusion/inclusion of “aliens” are connected to citizenship and other rights.
Central phenomena to be studied are citizenship, multiculturalism, incorporation and gender and ethnic relations.
Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.
Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.
Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.