UCL Grand Challenges


Workshop: Can Big Data Help Migration Research?

03 July 2019, 9:15 am–5:30 pm

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Lydia Franklinos / Rebecca Parrish


The Council Room, Department of Political Science
University College London
29-31 Tavistock Square
United Kingdom

The 2018 UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health issued a global mandate for better data on the drivers and impacts of migration on health.

Our workshop aims to operationalize this call by bringing together academics, humanitarian NGOs, policy-makers and big data researchers to facilitate knowledge-exchange, to develop a better understanding of how big data can meet the needs of migration research and policy, as well as the needs of migrant populations.

This cross-disciplinary event is open to academics, students, policy makers, humanitarian workers, practitioners, NGOs, and other stakeholders. The workshop will consist of presentations, expert panels and round-table discussions across a variety of topics related to the use of big data, especially targeting (but not limited to) the following:

  • Migration and healthcare
  • Environmental drivers
  • Data security and ethics

The workshop is a precursor to the International Conference on the Rohingya Crisis, 4-5th July 2019, organised by the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction.

This event is free.

Please note that attendance is limited to 40 participants. Please register your interest by emailing the organisers as soon as possible in order to guarantee a space.