New “Education Passport” Tested in Greece

Nikolia Apostolou / 21 Jul 2017 / News

A Norwegian project to hold a refugee’s academic history in a single document and to simplify admission to higher education in host countries is catching on.

In German Museums, Insights from Arab Refugees

Austin Davis / 05 Jul 2017 / News

Refugees are acting as docents and participating in intercultural workshops in some of Berlin’s most prominent museums.

Researchers Investigate How Trust Collapsed in Syria

Benjamin Plackett / 15 Jun 2017 / News

Social scientists have traced the decline of the intricate social connections in Syrian society. They also recommend ways to restore them.

Program in Turkey Uses Cash to Encourage School Attendance

Sabah Hamamou / 31 May 2017 / News

International organizations are supporting a cash-for-school attendance strategy to try to improve the proportion of refugee children in school.

Refugee Scholarships Should “First, Do No Harm”

Burton Bollag / 31 May 2017 / News

As scholarship programs for refugee youth expand, the UN refugee agency and others are trying to make sure the programs do not place refugee youth at risk.

Arab Students in Turkey Facing Arbitrary Arrest

Al-Fanar Media Reporting Team / 10 May 2017 / News

In the wake of the Turkish president’s referendum victory last month, the government is arresting and deporting Arab students.

Scholar Sees Power Shift From Governments to Communities

Edward Fox / 09 May 2017 / News

American-style democracies won’t emerge in the Middle East, a political scientist says. In a new book, he predicts shared power agreements among communities, or “communitocracies.”

Syrian Academics Get Secure Jobs in Turkey

Sabah Hamamou / 07 Mar 2017 / News

Turkish universities in border regions are giving more secure jobs to Syrians academics who can teach refugee students in Arabic.

Little Hope of Jobs for Syrians in Lebanon and Jordan

Rasha Faek / 25 Feb 2017 / News

With their ability to work severely restricted by their two closest Arab neighbors, many Syrian youth don’t see the point in education.

Turkey Sends Mixed Signals to Syrian Job Seekers

Rasha Faek / 25 Feb 2017 / News

Although it has accepted more Syrian refugees than any other country, Turkey’s labor market is closed to many of them.