Established in Manila, Philippines in 1987, the Scalabrini Mogration Center (SMC) is dedicated to the promotion of the interdisciplinary study of international migration, with a specific focus on migration questions in the Asia-Pacific region. Aside from research, SMC maintains a resource center specializing in migration literature, publishes the academic quarterly, Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, organizes training programs, advocates for the promotion of the rights of migrants, and builds networks with academic institutions civil society, international organizations and governments.
SMC is a member of the Federation of Centers for Migration Studies (FCMS) “G.B. Scalabrini,” a network of centers promoting research on international migration and the publication of journals on migration studies. SMC is also a member of the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) and Philippine Migrants Rights Watch (PMRW).