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Warning Over Failure to Educate Syria's Young Refugees

Originally published by Times Higher Education and reprinted with permission.

Less than 6 per cent of Syrian refugees of university age currently displaced across the Middle East are enrolled in higher education, an expert on the region has warned.

Salam Said, a lecturer on the Arab economy, told a conference that countries neighbouring Syria had fallen well short of targets for the enrolment of refugees on degree courses.

Universities Urged to Offer Refugees Scholarships to Help Them Rebuild War-Torn Countries

Originally published by ABC and reprinted with permission.

Universities around the world are being urged to offer more scholarships to refugees.

At the Australian International Higher Education Conference in Hobart, attendees from more than 30 countries heard only 1 per cent of the world's 65 million refugees had a university degree.

Online Study Scheme Gives Refugee Students a Degree of Hope

Originally published by the UNHCR and reprinted with permission.

War brought an abrupt end to Qusai’s efforts to become a lawyer. He had been in the first year of a law degree course at university in Dara’a when violence broke out in the southern Syrian city at the start of the country’s civil conflict in 2011.

In 2013, he and his family fled to Jordan and ended up in the remote refugee camp of Azraq. There, Qusai’s hopes of continuing his education seemed to evaporate.

كيف انتقل الطلاب اللاجئين إلى الجامعات الألمانية؟

Originally published by The Christian Science Monitor and reprinted with permission.

يقول السيد سوهرابي، اللاجئ الأفغاني المولود في إيران، إن الذهاب إلى المنظمة التعليمية لم يكن سهلاً. ببلوغ سنّ 10 أو 11 عامًا، كان يعمل نهارًا ويدرس ليلاً. وفي النهاية استطاع أن يدرس الترجمة الإنجليزية في جامعة خارج طهران طوال أربعة فصول دراسية، وكان الأمر صعبًا أيضًا بوصفه أفغانيًا يعيش في إيران.

انطلاق برنامج اللاجئين كثمرة الصداقة المكسيكية السورية

Originally published by Al-Fanar Media and reprinted with permission.

لقد قابل، أدريان ميليندز، المكسيكي، جاكدار محمد، السوري، في مخيم اللاجئين المبني حديثًا في شمال العراق في مارس 2013. ودعا محمدُ، اللاجئ والمتطوع في المخيم على السواء، مازحًا الشخص المكسيكي إلى وجبة مليئة بالتوابل الحارة. وبعد مضي عام، أدَّت هذه المقابلة إلى تغيير حياة كليهما، وحياة الكثيرين من غيرهم أيضًا.اقرأ المزيد. 

Confronting the Higher Education Crisis for Syria’s Refugees

Originally published by EA Worldview and reprinted with permission.

The scale of the Syrian refugee crisis and the challenge of mitigating a “lost generation” of the education of Syrians is a critical one. As young Syrians struggle to enter higher education, they are navigating a range of complicated and often contradictory systems at local, national and international levels, between immigration and asylum policies on the one hand, and education policies on the other. Read more