UNHCR’s mandate is to provide protection and assistance to refugees, asylum seekers, stateless persons and others of concern, and to find solutions for them. As part of its actions to meet these protection and solutions responsibilities, UNHCR considers it a priority to ensure that refugees have access to educational opportunities at all levels, including higher education.
A joint publication of the Institute of International Education and the University of California Davis on supporting displaced Syrian students through higher education.
With ongoing conflict engulfing both Syria and Iraq, the quality of higher education in both countries continues to suffer, resulting in substantial numbers of students seeking higher education elsewhere.
In collaboration with universities and partner organizations, the DAAD is developing various programs to promote integration of refugees at German universities.
Nearly 1.3 million people sought asylum in Europe in 2015 and the flow of refugees shows no signs of slowing. This webinar addresses the practical challenges – and benefits – of integrating the ever-increasing numbers of refugee students into European higher education communities.
Large numbers of individuals of all ages are fleeing conflict zones, and relocating in other bordering countries in search of a better future. Many bring with them competencies and skills acquired through studies and work experience in their country of origin and intend to seek opportunities to commence higher education, continue further studies and join the labour market.