The Secretary General of the Global Platform for Syrian Students shares information about our initiative and explains why is important to support higher education in emergencies.
“Education is the only way to build and sustain hope for the future” (Jorge Sampaio, Chairman of the Global Platform for Syrian Students)
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However as more than 2000 applications were received, there is a slight delay in processing the files.
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Some of our PhD students in Architecture are attending W.A.V.e 2017 Syria being held from 26 June to 14 July in Venezia (Italy).
"Ihssan arrived at the Department of Civil Engineering (DECivil) of the University of Aveiro (UA) in 2014. He left Syria and a war that wanted to kill his future. Today he completed his Master's degree in Civil Engineering with the presentation and defense of the internship report he held at Mota-Engil. It had 18 values."
In Algarve, Tarek a Pharmacy student at the University of Algarve participated in a meeting with primary school children to share is experience of being a student in Portugal, speak about his beloved country and his dream of going back one day and help rebuild future Syria.
"I have been an active member at Coro Misto da Universidade de Coimbra that has been an amazing family to me where we spend our free time doing something artistic and beautiful."
"I am really grateful for giving me this opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with academic professors and professionals in my field."
We are happy to publicise the recent statement from the Faculty of Champalimaud Research - Champalimaud Foundation that they will offer help to scientists affected by the USA ban who may be stranded in Europe. Congratulations on this amazing initiative.
The Global Platform for Syrian Students participated in the regional meeting on higher education, internationalisation and academic mobility in the Euro-Mediterranean region organised by the Union for the Mediterranean Secretariat on 15 December 2016 at the UfM headquarters in Barcelona.
Helen, our student, who obtained a Master's degree in Geotechnical Engineering and Geoenvironment (MEGG) at ISEP, recently published an article in the internationally renowned scientific journal "Water". The work presented results, to a large extent, from his Master's dissertation, which was then classified with the exception of 19 values.
Refugees Artists are invited to join this amazing initiative called “Art from Exile”.
Testimonial: “Personally speaking, engineering has always been my passion and luckily I´m doing the Naval Egineering career in its best branch in the city of Mar del Plata".
Testimonial: “I was lucky to meet many people who were very motivated and full of enthusiasm to raise awareness about the Syrian crisis and the refugees situation..."
Our student, Said, student at the Técnico de Lisboa has been selected as one of the best students, the team, to participate in a dream: the 79th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2017 on Energy, Technology, Sustainability - Time to open a new Chapter to be held in Paris from 12 to 15 June 2017.
"Refugees from Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria explained their experiences at this year’s Lisbon Forum, as calls were made to improve coordination to assist them as humanitarian crises continue."
"2015 was therefore a consolidation year that brought international recognition and credibility to the Global Platform for Syrian Students as an active player and a trusted partner in the field of higher education in emergencies", Mr. Jorge Sampaio.
"It was a once in a life time experience to meet and compete with business professional teams from all over the world sharing knowledge, experiences and exchanging contacts".
The Global Platform for Syrian Students will attend the Ignite 2016 Conference on "Tackling Instability, Radicalisation and Forced Migration" organised by SPARK in Amsterdam.