Professor Michael Keith, who has led COMPAS for over a decade, has stepped down from his position of Director. Michael has transformed COMPAS during his time as Director by developing several graduate programmes in migration, launching major policy and knowledge exchange initiatives and obtaining over £20 million in research funding. We are all immensely grateful to Michael for his hard work during all these years. The good news is that Michael will remain a member of the COMPAS staff, where he will be devoting time to research, DPhil advising, and the successful completion of his large PEAK Urban project, the ESRC Urban Transformations Programme and the Oxford Future Cities Network.
Carlos Vargas-Silva has taken the role of COMPAS Director starting this academic year. He is looking forward to working with everyone across the Department to ensure that COMPAS maintains its global standing as a leading interdisciplinary centre for the study of migration.