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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”.

Job Opportunity: HEalth data LInkage for ClinicAL benefit - Extracellular Vesicles (EV) as markers of active disease in AAV

The post is one PhD studentship to be appointed to the Department of Pathology, Medical University of Vienna as part of the “HEalth data LInkage for ClinicAL benefit (HELICAL)“ H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018 Innovative Training Networks.

REACT - Refugees and Recognition - An Erasmus+ Project

As part of the framework of the Erasmus+ project "Refugees and Recognition - Toolkit 2 (REACT)", NOKUT have developed five refugee country briefings, which provide an overview of the educational systems. All webinars have happened, and you can see recordings from each on the NOKUT website below.

Ethiopia: 7. February, 10.30–11.30 CET
Somalia: 28. February, 10.30–11-30 CET
Venezuela: 7. March, 10.30–11.30 CET
DRC: 26. March, 13.00–14.00 CET

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?