The main output of the WIX project will be three online courses (MOOCs) on work inclusion of migrants in comparative urban contexts.  The first course, Understanding and measuring poverty in comparative urban settings, will be launched on a trial basis in 2019.

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Garment workers Bangladesh. Source: Bangladesh. Gazipur BIGUF.2015.Solidarity Center

The courses will compare the cities of Oslo, Bangalore and Moscow. They will be jointly offered to Master level students at Oslo Metropolitan University, at National Law School of India University, Bangalore,  and at Higher School of Economics, Moscow.

The full set will be available in a blended mode (integrated into a regular course) from 2020. The courses, which are based on the edX platform , will be published as part of the IN:Code program at OsloMet.

During the implementation of the project, joint research activities between OsloMet, NLSIU and HSE will be initiated, the main target being planned proposals targeted to EU and Norwegian research calls, focused on the integration of migrants within urban settings.

Background information about the project.


  • WIX: Work Inclusion edX course
  • HSE: Higher School of Economics
  • NLSIU: National Law School University of India
  • OsloMet: Oslo Metropolitan University


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