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"There is Nothing More Valuable than an Education": Reflections from the IIE-UNESCO High-Level UNGA Side Event

With the United Nations 74th General Assembly in full swing across the street from the Institute of International Education's (IIE) NYC headquarters, the IIE office was the ideal setting for the unveiling UNESCO's new Qualifications Passport. As attendees from all sectors began to arrive on September 26 for the High-Lecel Event on the UNESCO Qualifications Passport for Refugees and Vulnerable Migrants, away form the sirens and security, one could hear the excitement surrounding this innovative and important tool for vulnerable migrant and refugee students.

Julia Stasch-IIE Scholarship for Refugees Information Sessions

The Institute of International Education's Student Emergency Initiatives team is accepting applications for the Julia Stasch-IIE Scholarship for Refugees on a rolling basis.

IIE SEI team members Nele Feldmann and Krikor Yeretzian will be hosting two information sessions at the IIE office in Chicago. If you would like to learn more about the program, please register through one of the below links:

Advancing education for all: Lessons learned at the IIE PEER Forum

Advancing Education for All


The IIE PEER Forum gathered education in emergencies professionals to discuss proactive solutions to the equity gap in higher education for refugee and displaced students. Amid many engaging and thoughtful discussions, these are lessons learned from the first annual event. 

Inaugural IIE PEER Global Forum Seeks Collaboration on Refugees in Higher Education

Originally printed and published by The PIE News.

The first-ever Global Forum for the Institute of International Education’s PEER initiative was held in New York City on April 4 and brought together international educators and facilitators to discuss refugee education in 2019. Organizers of the event, and of the IIE Platform for Education in Emergencies Response, stated the event was designed to “convene leaders in the field to exchange best practice and encourage collaboration”.