At the UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants held on 19 September 2016 a true turning point was achieved since all 193 Member States have recognized the power of higher education to build resilience in emergencies and foster recovery and rebuilding from disasters and conflict.
Against this backdrop, it is high time to turn the tide and do more, better and faster to boost higher education and research opportunities for refugees and forcibly displaced persons populations. There is a pressing need for more efforts to be done to increase higher education opportunities in the context of conflict and emergencies; for international donors and development institutions to work out innovative funding solutions for the sector; for governments to better leverage higher education in their refugee protection strategies; for higher education and research institutions as well as for the global academic and scientific community to do more for their colleagues at risk or on forced mobility.
Let’s now turn words into deeds!
Against this backdrop, 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.
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Let’s encourage similar institutions to follow in the footsteps of the Champalimaud Foundation.