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An Unmet Need: Higher Education in South Sudan

Written by Katherine Miller. Published on June 18, 2018. South Sudan was once part of Sudan, the country to its north. To understand the conflict between Sudan and South Sudan one must examine their historical roots dating as far back as the middle ages.

Security Challenges in Iraq Threaten Education Pursuits

Written by Nele Feldmann. Published on June 11, 2018. A legacy of colonialism, military coups, the Iran-Iraq War from 1980-1988, the Gulf War in 1990, and the US-led invasion in 2003 have deeply destabilized Iraq and created a divided and conflict-torn state.[1] The polarization of Iraq’s various ethnic groups, competing political interests, and the volatile situation in the region have further deteriorated the security situation and the country’s battle against ISIS has been devastating to the Iraqi people.

Job Opportunity at University of the People (2)

University of the People is a member of the Institute of International Education's (IIE) Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis.

Bilingual Arabic/English Project Director

Institution:  University of the People

Location:  Flexible (work from home)

Job Opportunity at University of the People

University of the People is a member of the Institute of International Education's (IIE) Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis.

Bilingual Arabic/English Instructional Designer

Institution:  University of the People

Location:  Flexible (work from home)

The Ghost of Migration, Student Exhibition at Bard College Berlin

On May 15, Bard College Berlin held a student exhibition entitled I am the Ghost. A member of IIE’s Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis, the university works to help support displaced students to continue their higher education. During this event, students were invited to share their migration experience through art. Some of the student’s works have been shared in this article.

IIE's Information Platform for Refugees PEER Expands to 10 Countries

Originally published by The Pie News and reprinted with permission.

PEER, the IIE’s platform listing information on scholarship and education opportunities for displaced students, is expanding to reach out to 10 countries.

Originally offering information for Syrian students, the platform will now expand to include information for students from other countries - Colombia, Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Nigeria, Ukraine, Yemen.

Education in Times of War: How Decades of Conflict Impacted Afghanistan's Higher Education System

Written by Nele Feldmann. Published on June 4, 2018. For more than 35 years, Afghanistan has been in a state of protracted conflict. From the Soviet invasion in December 1979 to the civil war that followed the Soviet withdrawal in 1989 to the Taliban talking over control in 1996 and the U.S. led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, armed conflict characterizes Afghanistan’s modern history. The ongoing violence in Afghanistan has hurt Afghan society, caused extreme poverty, and led to millions of internally and externally displaced people.

Colombian Reintegration Through Education

Written by Krikor Yeretzian. Published on May 28, 2018. The Colombian conflict is characterized with years of violent clashes between the government and numerous guerrilla groups. Recently, peaceful negotiations have begun, and in 2016, a successful agreement was signed with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Now, work is underway to reintegrate former combatants and victims into society.

IIE PEER Travel Grants for Displaced Syrian Students

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the IIE PEER Travel Grants for Displaced Syrian Students. IIE PEER Travel Grants will provide Syrian students accepted into a degree program at an accredited higher education institution outside of their home country with critical funding to cover their travel expenses to their host country.