Why Every University Should Take in Refugee Students and Scholars

Originally published by News Deeply and reprinted with permission.

With just one percent of refugees able to go to university, the nonprofit Institute of International Education (IIE) is calling for the entire global higher education sector to help turn the tide by offering places to refugee students and academics.

This nearly 100-year-old organization runs international exchange programs, including the Fulbright Program, and works to protect academic freedom around the world, including supporting scholars who are under threat.

Following the mass displacement of Syrians by war, IIE and the Catalyst Foundation for Universal Education developed the Platform for Education in Emergencies Response (PEER), an online resource for Syrian refugee and displaced students to search for opportunities to continue formal and informal higher education. Read More.