More than 1,300 delegates attended Going Global 2015 in London at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre on Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 June 2015.
Over seventy countries were represented at the conference, including 130 university presidents, vice-chancellors, pro vice-chancellors, and government ministers.
The Global Platform for Syrian Students participated in the workshop "Higher Education in emergency environments" focused on how can the international HE community make a rapid and effective response to help maintain academic and research relationships in countries where it is too dangerous or impractical to visit and what approaches work in such scenarios, where it is vital for international contacts to be nurtured.
Drawing on experiences from various locations, the session explored what a rapid response mechanism for HE in Emergency might look like. The Secretary General of the Global Platform, Ms. Helena Barroco, made a presentation about the emergency support for syrian students.
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