What universities can do to assist refugees

Insight on how institutions can open doors for displaced scholars into and through higher education

Spotlight collection on how universities can help refugees

There are now more than 100 million people forcibly displaced around the globe and a combination of war, extreme weather and persecution means this number is forecast to rise. Higher education offers a route by which these individuals can rebuild their lives and contribute to societies in their new host countries. However, refugee scholars face multiple challenges relating to accreditation requirements, limited finances, language barriers, unstable domestic set-ups and more. This collection of resources explores the different ways institutions can assist both students and academics who have been forced to flee their homes. 

How universities can support refugee students and academics

Afghan Chevening scholar Naimatullah Zafary, who was among the last people to be airlifted to safety from Kabul, explains how institutions can support refugee students and staff who arrive in an unfamiliar country after experiencing perilous journeys and severe trauma

Naimatullah Zafary

University of Sussex

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