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Centre of Migration Research

Structure of CMR


The Centre of Migration Research operates in accordance with the Regulations issued by the authorities of the University of Warsaw (resolution of the Senate of the University of Warsaw of 1 June 2020) and the Detailed Rules of Operation introduced by the Order of the Director of the Centre of Migration Research of 28 September 2020.

The mission of the Centre of Migration Research (OBM) is to conduct research on migration, disseminate its results, promote knowledge about migration and educate specialists in this field.

Director and College of Directors

The body making decisions on the Centre’s activities and responsible for its overall operation is the Director of CMR. From the beginning of its existence until August 2016 the Director of the CMR was Professor Marek Okólski. In the 2020-2024 term, the position of Director is held by Proffesor Proffesor Paweł Kaczmarczyk.

In his daily work, the Director is supported by a College of Directors consisting of the Director and the Deputy Directors. The Acting Deputy Director is Proffesor Agata Górny and Proffesor Magdalena Lesińska. In its work, the College of Directors regularly consults with the Unit Heads.

Scientific Council of the Centre

consists of 21 members, representing the Faculty of Economic Sciences, Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, andCMR. The first meeting of the Council for the 2016-2020 term was held in the autumn 2016.

The Council decides on the Centre’s development strategy as well as on the recruitment of new staff.

During the 2012-2016 term, the function of the Chairman of the Council was held by Professor Cezary Żołędowski. During the terms of office 2016-2020 and 2020-2024, the function of the Chairman of the Scientific Council was assumed by Professor Marek Okólski.

The tasks of the Scientific Council are

  1. to give an opinion on the proposed Research and Teaching Strategy of the Centre;
  2. to give its opinion on the draft of the Regulations and the amendments to the Regulations;
  3. to submit to the Rector the proposal for the Regulations and the amendments to the Regulations;
  4. to give its opinion on the annual report on the implementation of the Centre’s research and teaching strategy;
  5. to supervise the financial management of the Centre, including giving an opinion on the material and financial plan and the annual financial report;
  6. propose to the Rector the Director’s appointment and dismissal;
  7. to give an opinion on the activities related to the functioning of the Competition Committee (requests for the opening of posts/vacancies, requests for the employment of scientific staff);
  8. to give its opinion on the creation, transformation or dissolution of research teams;
  9. to give opinions on research plans of research teams;
  10. to give an opinion on matters submitted to it by the members of the Council, the Director or the Rector.

The Council for the term 2020-2024 consists of:

prof. dr hab. Marek Okólski
prof. dr hab. Izabela Grabowska
dr hab. Agnieszka Chłoń-Domińczkak, prof. SGH
dr hab. Agata Górny, prof. ucz.
dr hab. Gabriela Grotkowska, prof. ucz.
dr hab. Aleksandra Grzymała-Kazłowska, prof. ucz.
dr hab. Paweł Kaczmarczyk, prof. ucz
dr hab. Witold Klaus, prof. INP PAN
dr hab. Magdalena Lesińska prof. ucz.
dr hab. Sławomir Łodziński, prof. ucz.
dr hab. Wojciech Łukowski, prof. ucz.
prof. dr hab. Dariusz Stola, prof. INP PAN
prof. dr hab. Przemysław Śleszyński, prof. IGiPZ PAN
dr hab. Cezary Żołędowski prof. ucz.
dr hab. Agnieszka Fihel
dr hab. Mikołaj Pawlak
dr Kamila Fiałkowska
dr Barbara Jancewicz
dr Marta Jaroszewicz
dr Weronika Kloc-Nowak
dr Marta Pachocka

Research Units and research groups

Research units are appointed by the Director. They gather researchers and co-operators of CMR who carry out specific research tasks. Units are divided into permanent research units and research groups.

There are three permanent research units in the Centre:

– the Socio-Economic Research Unit led by Barbara Jancewicz Ph.D.:

  1. mgr Aliaksiej Bashko
  2. dr Zuzanna Brunarska
  3. dr Alina Burliai
  4. dr Maryna Demianchuk
  5. dr hab. Agnieszka Fihel
  6. dr hab. Agata Górny
  7. mgr Mateusz Jamro
  8. dr Barbara Jancewicz
  9. dr Anna Janicka
  10. dr Ewa Jaźwińska
  11. dr hab. Paweł Kaczmarczyk prof. ucz.
  12. mgr Nasim Mondal
  13. prof. dr hab. Marek Okólski
  14. dr Olena Ovchynnikova
  15. mgr Katarzyna Porwit
  16. mgr Katarzyna Rakowska
  17. dr Katarzyna Saczuk
  18. dr Hanna Smaliichuk
  19. dr Sabina Toruńczyk-Ruiz
  20. mgr Małgorzata Wrotek

– the Socio-Cultural Research Unit, led by Weronika Kloc-Nowak, Ph.D:

  1. dr Wojciech Bedyński
  2. mgr Nina Boichenko
  3. dr Sara Bojarczuk
  4. dr Anita Brzozowska
  5. dr Magdalena Chułek
  6. mgr Ewa Cichocka
  7. dr Olga Cojocaru
  8. dr Kamila Fiałkowska
  9. dr Michał Garapich
  10. dr hab. Agata Górny prof. ucz.
  11. dr hab. Aleksandra Grzymała-Kazłowska prof. ucz. 
  12. mgr Kseniya Homel
  13. dr Ignacy Jóźwiak
  14. dr Marta Kindler
  15. dr Weronika Kloc – Nowak
  16. dr Karolina Łukasiewicz
  17. dr hab. Wojciech Łukowski, prof. ucz.
  18. mgr Karolina Madej
  19. dr Elżbieta Mirga-Wójtowicz
  20. dr Karolina Nikielska-Sekuła
  21. dr Aneta Piekut
  22. dr Agnieszka Radziwinowiczówna
  23. mgr Katarzyna Rakowska
  24. dr Anna Rosińska
  25. dr Karolina Sobczak-Szelc
  26. mgr Sonia Styrkacz
  27. mgr Monika Szewczyk
  28. dr Aleksandra Winiarska
  29. dr hab. Cezary Żołędowski prof. ucz.

– the Migration Policies Research Unit led by Marta Jaroszewicz Ph.D:

  1. mgr Joanna Bagadzińska
  2. dr hab. Maciej Duszczyk prof. ucz.
  3. dr Jan Grzymski
  4. mgr Ksenya Homel
  5. mgr Mateusz Jamro
  6. dr Marta Jaroszewicz
  7. dr hab. Witold Klaus prof. INP PAN
  8. dr Kamila Kowalska
  9. dr Ivan Kozachenko
  10. dr Kateryna Krakhmalova
  11. mgr Mateusz Krępa
  12. dr hab. Magdalena Lesińska prof. ucz.
  13. dr Karolina Łukasiewicz
  14. dr hab. Stefan Markowski, prof. WSIiZ
  15. mgr Kamil Matuszczyk
  16. dr hab. Michał Nowosielski prof. ucz.
  17. dr Marta Pachocka
  18. dr Karolina Podgórska
  19. dr Dominika Pszczółkowska
  20. dr Tomasz Sieniow
  21. dr Karolina Sobczak-Szelc
  22. mgr Renata Stefańska
  23. mgr Justyna Szałańska
  24. mgr Monika Szulecka
  25. mgr Emilia Szyszkowska
  26. mgr Anna Trylińska
  27. dr Maciej Tygielski
  28. mgr Andrei Yeliseyeu

The head of the research unit shall be appointed by the Director for a term of two years starting on 1 October of that year.

Support Team of the Centre

The Centre’s Support Team consists of the Centre’s Secretary, the Bursar’s Plenipotentiary, Financial Controller, Assistant to the Project Support Office, and persons performing other functions appointed by the Director.

Contact with the Secretary and the Bursar’s Plenipotentiary is available here.


In connection with the implementation of the CMR Mission, the Director may appoint CMR researchers to perform other functions in the CMR. Currently, the functions in CMR are:

Recruitment selection board:

1) dr hab. Maciej Duszczyk prof. ucz., Faculty of Political Science and International Studies (UW);
2) dr hab. Magdalena Lesińska prof. ucz., CMR;
3) dr hab. Sławomir Łodziński, prof. ucz., Faculty of Sociology (UW);
4) prof. dr hab. Marek Okólski, chairman, CMR;
5) representatives of the relevant scientific disciplines:

In addition, the CMR has the Ethics committee and the following teams dedicated to supporting and popularising research activities:

  • The editorial team  CEEMR;
  • Editors of CMR Spotlight: dr hab. Michał Nowosielski prof. ucz. , dr Dominika Pszczółkowska ;
  • The Laboratory of Urban and Regional Migration Policies is a cross-unit group that researches and popularises research results on the intersection of cities, regions, and migration and integration. We focus on analysing the activities of public institutions, social organisations, and other key actors that provide services to people with migration experience in cities and regions in Poland, Europe, and beyond.