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Stanford Refugee Research Project Explores Ways University Can Aid Refugee Crisis

Originally published by The Stanford Daily and reprinted with permission.

Launched in Aug. 2017, the Stanford Refugee Research Project (SRRP) explores how Stanford can have a positive impact on the refugee crisis in the Middle East. The campus-wide initiative - which focuses on health, education, resettlement, employment and more - comprises a team of Stanford undergraduate and graduate research fellows, a Stanford faculty steering committee, and a non-Stanford advisory committee.

Higher Education's Role in National Refugee Integration: Four Cases

Originally published by WES and reprinted with permission.

Not since the end of the Second World War have there been as many globally displaced people as there are today. By now, there are 22.5 million refugees worldwide – 5.5 million from civil-war-torn Syria alone – who have fled conflicts in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Demystifying the Scholarship Search: Reflections Over IIE PEER

In March of 2017 the Institute for International Education launched the Platform for Education in Emergencies Response, or the IIE PEER program.  The launch of IIE PEER was in response to several identifiable gaps in the field of higher education for refugees and displaced students.  Providing displaced students an opportunity to attend university is wrought with many challenges both practical and ideological, including funding, different credentialing standards and the recognition of the need to support the education refugee and displaced students at large.

Taking a Hard Look at Teacher Training

Originally published by Al-Fanar Media and reprinted with permission.

At the corner of a busy intersection on the southern edge of Beirut, behind mirrored glass and a towering razor-wire fence, a group of researchers gathered inside Unesco’s Beirut office last month for a two-day conference that focused on the challenges faced by teacher-education reformers across the Arab world.

One of the first hurdles reformers must clear is just getting teachers to buy into their efforts.

Education Above All Foundation announces 589 higher education scholarships for Syrian and Palestinian youth in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine

Originally published by Reliefweb and reprinted with permission.

Education Above All (EAA), through its programme Al Fakhoora announces the awarding of higher education scholarships to Syrian and Palestinians students. 489 scholarships are co-funded and implemented by SPARK in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, while the remaining 100 scholarships are implemented in the Gaza Strip by UNDP's Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People.

EU Syria Trust Fund: New Assistance Package Worth €150 Million Adopted to Support Syrian Refugees and Host Communities

Originally published by the European Commission and reprinted with permission.

Today, the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis adopted new projects totalling €150 million to support refugees and their host communities in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Serbia.

The Dutch Learn to Welcome Refugee Students

Originally published by Al-Fanar Media and reprinted with permission.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands–When Wassim Mahmoud needs help navigating student life in Amsterdam, he turns to Rosa Rietkerk, a Dutch political-science student.

Mahmoud, a 29-year-old Palestinian from Syria, and Rietkerk, 20, met through the Foundation for Refugee Students (known by its Dutch acronym, UAF), a charity that supports refugees in higher education.

Global Leaders Call for Action for Young Refugees in the Face of a Growing Education Crisis

Originally published by Education Above All and reprinted with permission.

At today's World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha, hosted and attended by Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, the chairperson of Education Above All Foundation, world leaders called for action to help young refugees and internally displaced youths.