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Tertiary Education

LAUNCH: EiE Thematic Area Pages

15 March 2018

INEE is excited to launch a new collection of thematic webpages!

Thanks to contributions from a wide variety of experts, we have updated and developed the Thematic Areas section of the INEE website in order to highlight some of the most important areas of education in emergencies work.

The thematic areas listed

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Webinar: Connected learning for refugee higher education

10 January 2018

Connected Learning: Expanding higher education access for refugees  

On 18 January 2018, the INEE Tech Task Team, together with UNHCR and members of the Connected Learning in Crises Consortium, explored innovative higher education programming for refugees through an interactive webinar. 

Jigsaw Consult and Refugee Support Network recently completed a

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Secondary School for Displaced Kids Shouldn’t be an Afterthought

15 April 2017

By Susan Raqib, Associate in the Children’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch

“Now that I can’t go to school, it’s a tough situation,” 16-year-old Rasha told Human Rights Watch. “When I picture my future, I see nothing.” Rasha fled from Syria to Turkey in August 2013,

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Educating refugees: Old ways of working aren’t good enough

10 April 2017

This article was originally posted by Aaron Benavot, Director of the UNESCO Gem Report on Promising Practices in Refugee Education


The plight of refugees is in the news every day, and not a moment too soon. Refugee children and adolescents suffer from having almost all of their rights taken from them at one

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Boosting Opportunities for Higher Education in Emergencies

16 November 2016

  United Nations Summit to Address Refugees and Migrants side event

On September 19th 2016, on the margins of the United Nations High-Level Summit to Address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants, a side event was held to reflect on avenues to boost opportunities for higher education in emergencies. The event, organized by the Permanent Mission of Qatar, brought together

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Virtually Educated: The Case for and Conundrum of Online Higher Education for Refugees

24 May 2016

This article was originally posted on May 24, 2016 by World Education Blog.

by Martha K. Ferede, Consultant GEM Report, Lecturer in International and Comparative Higher Education, Sciences-Po

In addition to increased provision of primary and secondary schooling, refugees also need pathways into accredited tertiary education programs. As was highlighted in the recent GEM Report paper

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6 Reasons to Elevate the Importance of Tertiary Education in Emergencies

3 October 2015

By Heather Donald and Sandra Steiger, graduates of the inaugural Higher Education in Emergencies course, and refugee education advocates based in Toronto and Geneva respectively.


“For nowhere in the world has sustained development been attained without a well-functioning system of education, without universal and sound primary education, without an effective higher education sector,&

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Syrian access to higher education in Turkey

9 November 2014

by James R. King, Senior Research & Program Officer at the Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund

The conflict in Syria and ensuing humanitarian crisis has dominated global headlines since 2011. The numbers are staggering. 200,000 people killed. Half of Syria’s pre-war population displaced, more than 3 million as refugees and 7 million internally.


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Global Mapping of EiE Teaching and Learning at the University Level – Take the Survey!

8 January 2014

Dear INEE Members,

At the request of the INEE community, INEE Working Group on Minimum Standards is mapping the breadth of courses focused on Education in Emergencies and related fields, offered at the university level. In this effort, we have created a brief survey intended for university-level students, professors, and researchers with knowledge of university-based programs, such

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The impact of higher education in refugee situations: 20 years of UNHCR scholarships

25 March 2013

by Corinna Frey

UNHCR is a member of the INEE Working Group on Education and Fragility. Corinna Frey worked as an intern for the DAFI Programme in UNHCR’s Education Unit in late 2012. 

“As a refugee, to attend university was something that I did not even dream of,” says Tiwawa Kabwe [

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