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Higher Education for Refugees in Low Resource Environments: Landscape Review

The purpose of the landscape review is to provide a comprehensive mapping of programs providing higher education for refugees. Another publication (Higher Education for Refugees in Low-Resource Environments: Research Study) has also stemmed from the same research, and it is best to read both in combination. The landscape's review has three main objectives; the first is to understand the different types of programs that are in operation. The second objective is to explore the significance of academic, technological and pedagogical approaches, and finally, the third is to facilitate comparative analysis between modalities.


OpenStax is a nonprofit based at Rice University, with a mission to improve student access to education. Their first openly licensed college textbook was published in 2012, and their library since scaled to more than 20 books for college and AP courses used by hundreds of thousands of students. The adaptive learning technology, designed to improve learning outcomes through personalized educational paths, is being piloted in college courses across the country. Through partnerships with philanthropic foundations and alliance with other educational resource companies, OpenStax is breaking down the most common barriers to learning and empowering students and instructors to succeed.

Research Gate

Advance your research; Discover scientific knowledge, and make your research visible. Join Research Gate for free to explore publications, questions, research projects, and methods in several fields, from molecular biology, to social policy and architectural engineering. Over 14 million researchers have already joined Research Gate, including 63 Nobel Laureates.


LabRoots is the leading scientific social networking website, offering top scientific news and premier educational virtual events and webinars. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities. Offering more than articles and webcasts that go beyond the mundane and explore the latest discoveries in the world of science, LabRoots users can stay atop their field by gaining continuing education credits from a wide range of topics through their participation in the webinars and virtual events.

Foundation for Refugee Students (UAF)

The UAF is the oldest refugee organization in the Netherlands. The Foundation supports refugees with grants and loans, so that they can attend a course of higher education. These funds are intended only for tuition fees, language courses, books, a computer, travelling expenses and other costs related to studies. UAF advises students on their choice of study and guides them during their studies and when they apply for jobs. In the initial phase, UAF helps them while they learn the language and develop learning skills. UAF organizes training courses and networking meetings for refugees who are studying and those who have graduated. To see if you are eligible for UAF support, head to the website and answer the questions in the support scan.

LinkedIn Welcome Talent

Welcome Talent aims to create a platform where newcomers to Sweden and employers in Sweden can easily find each other. When employers add #welcometalent to job listings, newcomers can search for those opportunities, using #welcometalent. These positions will not require native Swedish, but please read the requirements carefully before applying. Remember to update your country to "Sweden" so employers can find you! Please follow the link to sign up or see the available positions.

Syrian Refugee Lesson Plan

Books Not Bombs partnered with Teach For America to distribute a comprehensive lesson plan on the Syrian and refugee education crisis for K-12 and higher education teachers. This unit is designed to provide students with a broad overview of the Syrian refugee crisis and the rarely discussed or recognized implications that it has on education. Students will engage with the key questions of moral responsibility to intervene and provide refuge and will compare their educational experiences with those of their refugee peers.

Arrival App

This downloadable app helps refugees acclimate to life in Germany. From arrival, to getting appropriate paperwork, to vocational training and finding a job. This website is also easily available in Arabic, Farsi, German, French, and English.

University Engagement Toolkit: How Campuses are Helping Refugees

The U.S. Department of State enjoys a unique vantage point on the countless efforts undertaken by individuals and organizations to address the global refugee crisis. The purpose of this Toolkit is to share some of the powerful examples we have seen with you: students, professors, and university administrators who want to contribute to the global refugee crisis response.

Post-Secondary Educational Experiences in the Acculturation of Resettled Refugees in the United States

A global refugee crisis necessitates an understanding of policy making governing the resettlement of refugees in the United States. Resettling more refugees than all other countries combined, the United States emphasizes rapid employment over post-secondary education for adult resettled refugees in order to compel their self-sufficiency. Using the lens of acculturation theory, this phenomenological study explored the value and influence of post-secondary education in the lives of seven first generation adult refugees living in the Tampa Bay region of Florida.