The Musée National de l'Histoire de l'Immigration is pursuing an ambitious scientific policy. It contributes to the production of new types of knowledge within the framework of scientific programmes and partnerships, both national and international, linked to the issues and themes covered by the museum.

The Museum gives priority to innovative research areas in the migration field, integrating colonial mobility, forced displacement and issues of discrimination and racism. It contributes to making the Palais de la Porte Dorée a challenging and lively place for researchers and students.