The Migration and Diaspora Studies Research Group (MIDI) was established in 2014 at the University of Helsinki. The group has an interest in contemporary migration processes and the social consequences of migration in an increasingly global world. The research projects focus on immigrant integration processes, diasporic social relations, transnational ties and the formation of new ethnic boundaries and emerging forms of citizenship, as well as the political responses to these significant societal developments. The projects provide information about the positive importance of diasporas for development, equality and social progress. The research group contributes to the aim of the University of Helsinki to seek solutions for global challenges and to create new ways of thinking for the best of humanity.