The Centre for Migration Law seeks to become a national and international centre of skills and excellence in the field of migration law, by way of its teaching and its research. Besides the CDM members’ activities in these areas, the Centre leads a number of common projects aimed at the wider public (authorities, practitioners, NGOs, doctoral researchers, and students).

As of December 2014, the Centre offers a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Migration Law. Its objective is to teach advanced practical and scientific knowledge of migration law at national and international (including European) levels, as well as knowledge about migratory processes, in the context of the social sciences. It also introduces students to the fundaments of migration policy. This continuing education programme is targeted at practitioners in the domain of migration, be they legal experts wishing to add to their knowledge, or specialists wishing to acquire basic legal knowledge. Website


  • Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Migration Law.  Website
  • The twelfth Journées suisses du droit de la migration (Swiss Migration Law Days) took place on 1-2 September 2016. Programme
  • The CDM’s 2015 activity report is now available.
  • The sixth Journées des doctorant-e-s (Doctoral researchers’ days) took place on 24-25 November 2016. Report
  • Conference on "Les migrations en temps de crises" (Migration in times of crisis). 22 April 2016 at the University of Neuchâtel. Presentations
  • The CDM’s second expert conference dealt with provisional admission provisoire. Report
  • All CDM professors are taking part in the National Centres of Competence in Research (PNR/NCCR) project entitled "On the move – the migration-mobility nexus". Website