Network shows how universities can help refugees

A global network of universities is helping to create positive change for the experiences of refugees and migrant families. On 7 June, scholars and students travelled to the United Nations headquarters in New York to share how they are supporting refugees – and how small actions can make a big difference, writes Mark Charlton for Inter Press Service. More...

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15 juin 2018

Séance plénière sur les parcours et politiques d'accueil des demandeurs d'asile

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Dans le contexte des crises qui frappent de nombreux pays des rives Sud et Est de la Méditerranée, les migrations forcées vers l'Union européenne (UE) ont connu un nouvel essor ces dernières années. En vertu de la Charte des droits fondamentaux de l’UE, les Etats membres se doivent de garantir le droit d'asile dans le respect du principe de non-refoulement. Pour s'assurer de l'accès effectif des demandeur.euse.s d'asile à leurs droits, il convient de distinguer les enjeux de la politique d'accueil de ceux de la politique migratoire. Plus...

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05 juin 2018

Dangerous questions: Why not keep quiet?

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The Academic Refuge project is raising such dilemmas in a new massive open online course (MOOC) Dangerous Questions-Why Academic Freedom Matters. Read more to find out whether some questions are too dangerous to ask. More...

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04 juin 2018

Universities must support refugee students

In the past two decades Australian universities and schools have received growing numbers of students from refugee backgrounds in line with increasing numbers of people accepted through Australia’s humanitarian programme, write Sally Baker and Jaya AR Dantas for The Conversation. More...

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28 mai 2018

Why displaced people are being failed by higher education

By Genevieve Barrons. Worldwide fewer than 1% of refugees have access to higher education.
Historically, this statistic hasn’t attracted a huge amount of attention: before 2013 most displaced people came from countries where higher education attainment was already relatively low. That changed with Syria. More...

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20 mai 2018

Empowering refugees worldwide by providing tools for social change

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. The lives of refugees aren’t just disrupted by the loss of a homeland, but also by massive challenges in accessing educational and professional opportunities. More...

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10 mai 2018

Help for Syrian Students in Countries Close to Home

Al Fanar

Over the past four years, the number of scholarships offered to refugees in the Arab region has increased. But thousands of young people still do not have access to university studies. This has led the Mediterranean Universities Union to embark on a new project focusing on universities in countries neighboring Syria to help them serve a larger number of refugee students in other ways. More...

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Group Seeks ‘Quantum Leap’ in Aid for Refugee Students

Al Fanar

In a calm, confident voice, Mariam Issa, a young Syrian engineer, explained how a scholarship to study for a master’s degree in civil engineering at the University of Minho had helped her to think and plan for her country’s reconstruction. More...

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07 mai 2018

Leadership programme supports 200 Syrian students

By Michael Gardner. More than 200 Syrians have received funding support for their studies in Germany via the ‘Leadership for Syria’ programme, which was officially concluded in April. New initiatives to support Syrian students are currently being discussed. More...

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