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October 18, 2014
We Will Stop Here and Go No Further
Institute of International Education & the University of California, Davis

In this report, IIE and the University of California, Davis look at the conditions and educational needs of Syrian university students and scholars in Turkey. As few as 1–2 percent of Syrian university-age students in Turkey were successfully enrolled at Turkish universities last year, including less than 1 percent of young women. These enrollment rates, however, increased by more than 300 percent between 2012–13 and 2013–14.

The report identifies:

  • The educational needs of Syrian faculty and university-age students in Turkey, including the barriers they face in accessing higher education.
  • Recommendations for increasing Syrians' access to higher education in Turkey.
  • Opportunities and challenges for the international community to support Syrian university students and scholars in Turkey.
June 18, 2014
The War Follows Them: Syrian University Students and Scholars in Lebanon
Institute of International Education & the University of California, Davis

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
May 19, 2014
IIE and Partners lead Higher Education Response to Syria Crisis
Institute of International Education

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.

December 8, 2013
Institutional Autonomy and the Protection of Higher Education from Attack
Global Coalition to Protect 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. 

December 8, 2013
Education Under Attack 2014
Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack

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.

November 1, 2013
The Rescue of Science and Learning
Worldviews for the 21st Century

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.

May 15, 2013
"Uncounted and Unacknowledged: Syria's University Students and Academics in Jordan"

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

December 18, 2012
The Rescue of Science and Learning
IIE Scholar Rescue Fund

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

October 28, 2009
Scholar Rescue in the Modern World
IIE Scholar Rescue Fund

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.