The War Follows Them: Syrian University Students and Scholars in Lebanon

By Keith Watenpaugh, Adrienne Fricke, and James King

In this report, IIE and the University of California, Davis explore the conditions and educational needs of Syrian university students and scholars in Lebanon. The overwhelming majority of Syrian university-age students in Lebanon, especially Syrian young women, are not continuing any form of higher education or advanced training; in addition, many are facing continued security concerns, as well as popular and official discrimination. The report recommends that the international community "begin to shift the cost of connecting Syrian university students with educational opportunities in contiguous host states." It identifies:

  • Barriers Syrians face in accessing higher education in Lebanon
  • Existing programs and support models that are effective
  • Recommendations for increasing Syrians' access to Lebanese universities
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IIE and Partners lead Higher Education Response to Syria Crisis

As the Syrian crisis enters its fourth year, the Institute of International Education and its partners around the world announce news and results related to the work of the IIE Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis. The Consortium provides emergency support to Syrian university students and professors, as they will be so urgently needed to help rebuild Syria.

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Institutional Autonomy and the Protection of Higher Education from Attack

This study examines the relationship between institutional autonomy and the security of higher education institutions from violent and coersive attacks. The paper includes a review of the limited literature available, as well as a series of examples illustrating different forms of attacks. 

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Education Under Attack 2014

By Mark Richmond

A global study of threats or deliberate use of force against students, teachers, academics, education trade union members and government officials, aid workers and other education staff, and against schools, universities and other education institutions, carried out for political, military, ideological, sectarian, ethnic or religious reasons in 2009-2013.

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The Rescue of Science and Learning

By Allan E. Goodman

IIE President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Allan Goodman, shares the success of IIE's Scholar Rescue Fund in a monograph presented by the Global Connections Foundation and the University of Central Florida's Global Perspectives Office and Political Science Department.

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"Uncounted and Unacknowledged: Syria's University Students and Academics in Jordan"

By Keith David Watenpaugh and Adrienne L. Fricke with Tara Siegel

IIE-SRF partnered with hte University of California, Davis to issue a report on the conditions of Syrian refugee academics and university students.

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The Rescue of Science and Learning

A summary of the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund's work on the occasion of the Fund's 10th Anniversary.

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Scholar Rescue in the Modern World

By Dr. Henry D. Jarecki and Daniela Zane Kaisth

Scholar Rescue in the Modern World is the first effort to share with a larger community the breadth and nature of the persecution of scholars around the globe. It is based on the data from the first five years of activity of IIE Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) operations, from 2002-2007.

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