Dr. Anas M. AlSobeh - Center Director


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The success and reputation of Yarmouk University are built upon the continuous quality of its scholarships and the richness of its academic resources and community. The goal of the Refugee, Displaced and Forced Migration Studies Center (RDFMSC) is to work within this exceptional context to promote research and learning in refugee, forced migration and displacement studies in ways that support the achievements of Yarmouk University and foster mutual cooperation within local and international projects.

As the RDFMSC is the first center in Jordan, the center has always led the way in pursuing scientific expertise and generating knowledge for the wider benefit of society and refugees. The university's interdisciplinary approach is particularly suited to the highly complex challenges of the modern world. Upon the direction of His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal, the Refugees, Displaced Persons and Forced Migration Studies Center was established at Yarmouk University, and the center was established pursuant to the Higher Education Council Decision No. (1396) dated 07/28/1997, and the center is an extension of the Refugee and Displaced Studies Program that was established at the university. On 7/12/1992. The center seeks to take forward new and transformative approaches to research, teaching, and engagement with the local community and refugees, informed by Yarmouk University’s long traditions of scholarship, research, and academic experiences.


The Center seeks

  • To become an eminent research center in the Middle East.
  • To reinforce its staff with a researcher who will constitute the main core of research processes via suggesting and conducting research projects.
  • To reinstate the course of (Refugees and Displaced population) to the undergraduate academic plan as an optional requirement course. It is worth mentioning that this course was one of the essential courses in the Department of Economics under the code ( E110). This resolution comes as a fulfillment of the International Conference recommendations held in Amman (15th-16th, March 2016) which discussed the topic of “Refugees, Security and the Sustainable Development in the Middle East: The Need of North-South Dialogue”, under the sponsorship of his excellency, P.M. Abdullah Al Nsoor.
  • To establish a Master Program in the field of Forced Migration Studies.


  • We aspire to become a pioneering academic research center, dedicated to serve the issues of refugees in the region and the world.


  • We strive to raise the awareness of refugees issues and to conduct studies, research, and projects.
  • We hold conferences, symposiums and workshops related to the issue of refugees.


The Center aims:
  • To encourage conducting research and studies related to refuge and displacement issues which are worsening day by day as a global phenomenon affecting humans and land.
  • To teach courses related to forced migration issues at the University as an optional requirement in the academic disciplines.
  • To develop awareness and comprehsion of issues related to forced migration and their several consequences on humanity.
  • To publish newsletters and other printed materials related to forced migration, and to exchange them with similar research centers around the world.
  • To hold conferences and symposiums related to the different issues of refuge and displacement.
  • To train local and regional staff to work with refugees to enable them confront any emerging incidents.
  • To attract support and funding from local and international donating bodies to conduct research and projects related to refuge and displacement issues.


  • Maintaining the values of tolerance and coexistence, and to spread them throughout the society.
  • Respecting the diversity of multiple opinions, leaning to moderate points of view ,and avoiding extremism.
  • Raising awareness, hope, leniency, equity and credibility in all aspects of life.
  • Raising local awareness of refugees conditions and their humanitarian needs.
  • Publishing the results of scientific research with optimum credibility and transparency.