IOB’s partner is the University of Cuenca in Ecuador.
The collaboration between IOB and the University of Cuenca started in 2009, within the framework of a broader VLIR-project which focussed inter alia on ‘International Migration and Local Development'.
IOB closely collaborates with the ‘Observatory of Human Mobility of Ecuador’ which arose out of the cooperation between the University of Cuenca and the Vice Ministry of Human Mobility. In this ‘Observatory’, professionals from different disciplines are involved. The broader environment of Cuenca and Ecuador, with a high number of incoming as well as outgoing migrants, provides an ideal setting for students as well as researchers working on migration-related topics.