EMMIR Cohort 9 students graduate with a joint degree in migration and intercultural relations

EMMIR would like to extend our congratulations to Cohort 9 on celebrating their graduation on 01 October 2022 at the University of Oldenburg.



Cohort 9 graduates received their M.A. joint diplomas in Migration and Intercultural Relations from a joint consortium of EMMIR's academic partner institutions:

  • University of Oldenburg, Germany

  • University of Stavanger, Norway

  • Ahfad University for Women in Omdurman, Sudan

  • Mbarara University of Science & Technology in Mbarara, Uganda

  • University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa

  • University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic


The ceremony was attended in person by 16 students from Cohort 9, in addition to a few attending virtually. One of the Cohort 9 Student Representatives, Lisa Marie Pérez, spoke to her classmates and the audience about the students' experience over the two years of their study programme. "We were opening more than academic articles, we were opening our universes to one another," she said in her heartfelt congratulations and reflection speech.


Hanieh Ansari, Cohort 9 graduate said: "After two years of journey, travel, and experience it was so pleasant to get to gather one last time as the 9th edition, in person or online, and see how grown up we are. We will remain C9 forever!"


Congratulations to Cohort 9 on your graduation, and we wish you all the best in your future endeavours.