The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) at the American University in Cairo (AUC) was established in 2000 as a program of education, research, and outreach on refugee issues. It was developed in 2008 into a regional center that encompasses all forms of international mobility, whether voluntary or forced, economic or political, individual or collective, temporary or permanent. CMRS works along three building blocks: research, education and outreach, aiming to form strong synergies between them. CMRS offers an MA in Migration and Refugee Studies, a Graduate Diploma in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies, and an additional Graduate Diploma with a Specialization in Psychosocial Intervention for forced migrants and refugees. CMRS research program includes a systematic and comparative inventory of the situation regarding migration and refugee movements across the MEA, as well as in-depth studies of emerging issues in the region. CMRS outreach includes disseminating knowledge on migration and refugee issues beyond the universitys gates, as well as providing a range of educational services to refugee communities.