Scholars at Risk, the University of Oslo, UNICA, and the University of Ljubljana will hold a new staff training opportunity on 19-23 June 2017 at the University of Oslo.
The EU-funded ‘Academic Refuge’ project aims to improve the capacity of European universities to assist refugees and threatened academics on campus, and to promote understanding and respect for higher education values.
The short-term joint staff training developed within the framework of the ‘Academic Refuge’ project consists of two modules:
- Understanding Academic Freedom and Related Higher Education Values – this module will discuss the concept of academic freedom and related higher education values, and share experiences with regard to their implementation at home and in partnerships.
- Welcoming Refugees and Threatened Academics on Campus – this module will focus on sharing experiences and policies of European HEIs on the practical aspects of hosting refugees and threatened academics, including qualifications recognition, language training, integration into study programmes, handling risk and security, psychosocial support, and much more.
This staff training course is aimed at academic and administrative staff of all levels, especially those involved in welcoming refugees and threatened academics on campus. We welcome Vice-Rectors for International Policy, IROs, staff working on inclusion and widening participation, those with an interest in instruments for promoting higher education values and those involved in negotiating or implementing inter-university partnerships. Successful candidates for the training will have a strong interest and capacity to replicate the training at their home institutions and/or at other institutions. Refugee academics or professionals currently in teaching or administrative positions in Europe are strongly encouraged to apply.
Express interest using this online form.
Learn more on the project website. Further information on the training, including full application process will be available in January 2017.