SAR Switzerland

EURAXESS Conference: Integration of Refugee Scholars in Switzerland

Like most European countries, Switzerland faces the challenge of integrating an increasing number of
refugees into society and the labour market.
Swiss Higher Education Institutions have developed a number of initiatives aiming at the integration of
refugee researchers.
The recently founded Swiss section of Scholars at Risk (SAR-CH) brings the issue of
integrating refugee researchers to the fore. Outside academia, interesting integration projects for refugee
scholars such as Powercoders offer complementing pathways for highly qualified refugees. At European
level, the EURAXESS initiative Science4Refugees has been launched by the European Commission in
order to provide access to a European Research Community.