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Mukunzi Creates Refugee Opportunities in Newspaper and Cleaning Business

Originally printed and published by UpstartNY.

When refugees arrive to a new country, they often have no connections and may be living in a culture they do not understand. They may feel on the outskirts of their new society and not able to contribute. For Rubens Mukunzi, who arrived in Buffalo from Rwanda in 2013, the effort to assimilate into his new home led him to start his own newspaper and cleaning service. Both work toward bringing refugees a voice and work opportunities.

Higher Education and Students from Refugee Backgrounds: A Meta-Scoping Study

Originally printed and published by Oxford Academic.

What is known about the experiences of students from refugee backgrounds in higher education? What is known about who is writing about students from refugee backgrounds in higher education, where from and in which publications? What is known about teachers' experiences of teaching students from refugee backgrounds in higher education? What are the dominant theoretical and methodological framings in this literature?

Higher Education in Emergencies Around the World: Japan

Article 26 of the Human Rights Declaration states that “Everyone has a right to Education”.

Education is not a luxury but a necessity. Higher Education is strongly liked to increased opportunity, strengthened economic development, improved public health, and safer communities. Even more importantly, it offers young people a path to a sustainable and independent future and provides hope. The hope to build a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Job Opportunity: Bilingual Arabic/English Course Developers

Institution: University of the People

Location: Remote

Are you intrigued by the growing impact of online instruction? Would you like to gain online course development and teaching experience with a growing institution? Would you like to share your expertise with students eager to improve their life circumstances?

Training and Mentoring Initiative for Junior Refugee Scientists at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (DG JRC) and its staff want to contribute to the integration of refugees in Europe by inviting junior refugee scientists to take part in a scientific/research-focused training program, pairing with a JRC-staff mentor, and a skills & career development workshop.

Education Matters.

There are 68 million displaced persons world wide and only 1% have access to higher education.

These are the often-recited statistics of the global forced displacement crisis. While important, they miss a key point - why higher education accessibility matters.

Call for Applications: Fellowship Program for Emerging Displaced Scholars

Through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Program in Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities, Columbia Global Centers in Amman has established a fellowship program starting on January 1, 2019 that offers 12-month fellowships for emerging displaced scholars interested in the humanities to continue  and further develop their scholarly pursuits. This opportunity can serve as a vital component in ensuring that emerging displaced scholars residing in Jordan obtain relevant skills and embark on viable career paths in academia or other sectors serving the public good.