ETMU promotes multidisciplinary research on ethnic relations and international migration in Finland. To reach its purpose, ETMU:

  • promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue between researchers, research institutions, universities, and other interested parties,
  • strives to influence policy-making and public discussions in matters related to migration, ethnicity, and integration,
  • promotes research and educational initiatives related to its field,
  • publishes a scientific journal (NJMR) and a popular scientific blog (Liikkeessä yli rajojen -blog),
  • provides the most important communication channel for information sharing on current research, events, publications etc. in the field,
  • organizes scientific conferences, seminars, and other events.