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Research project

MiTra-WA - Migration and Translocality in West Africa: An Analysis of Migration, Urbanisation and Climate Change

Project duration: 04/2021 to 03/2024

The main goal of the project is to better understand rural-urban and cross-border migration and how they are linked with environmental changes and urban growth in West Africa. As a first step the project conducts a comprehensive quantitative analysis of rural-urban mobilities using fine-grained data on demographic, climatological and other environmental changes – particularly land-use changes. In a second step (bi-local) qualitative case studies are conducted on translocal livelihoods and the impacts of rural-urban migration with a particular focus on land-use and the environment. On this basis proposals for policy, development projects and financing mechanisms will be developed that aim to counter the negative consequences of rural-urban migration. The overall project also supports eight doctoral research projects and feeds key findings into the existing BSc/MSc programmes at the partner universities.

Funding agency: 
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Project partners:

  • University of Passau (UP): Chair of Human Geography (Germany) (project coordinator) 
  • University of Ghana: Centre for Migration Studies (CMS) (Ghana)
  • Universite de Ouagadougou: Institut Supérieur des Science de la Population (ISSP) (Burkina Faso)
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST): College of Art and Built Environment: Department of Planning (Ghana)
  • University of Ibadan: Department of Agricultural Economics (Nigeria)



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The South Campus is connected via Stockumerstraße by bus lines 440 and 449, which run every 10 minutes. Campus South can be reached on foot from the Am Gardenkamp stop, and the Eichlinghofen H-Bahn station is also located near the Eichlinghofen stop. The bus lines connect to the U42 light rail line at the Barop Parkhaus stop, which provides connections to the Dort­mund-Hombruch district and Dort­mund downtown. 

From Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen, the South Campus is connected to the H-Bahn network via the Eichlinghofen H-Bahn station. Line 1 runs here every 10 minutes, and the South Campus is served by the Campus Süd stop. 
A connection to Campus North is also provided via the H-Bahn. Line 2 shuttles between Campus North and Campus South every 5 minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

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