Riham Alkousaa

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Young Damascus Doctors Are on the Pandemic’s Front Lines in Hospitals and Patients’ Homes

Riham Alkousaa | 22 Oct 2020

Fresh Syrian medical school graduates learning their profession in hospitals and starting public health initiatives are at high risk of coronavirus infections.

Administration Coronavirus Health & Medicine Students

‘Life Must Go On’: Syria’s Universities and Schools Prepare to Reopen

Riham Alkousaa | 08 Sep 2020

With Syria apparently experiencing many more cases of Covid-19 than the government publicly acknowledges, parents and students are wary about the scheduled openings of universities and schools.

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Syrian Students’ Dreams of Studying Abroad Hit New Roadblocks

Riham Alkousaa | 03 Sep 2020

Syrian students have been traveling to Beirut for interviews and tests. That complicated and costly process has gotten tougher with coronavirus lockdowns and new U.S. sanctions in place.

Faculty Refugees Research Teaching

A Syrian Professor Restarts His Career in Germany

Riham Alkousaa | 04 Sep 2017

Kamal Al Haj was a popular and progressive dean of media studies at Damascus University, but chose to move to Germany to expand his professional horizons.

Refugees Scholarships Students Study Abroad

A Mexican-Syrian Friendship Sparks a Refugee Program

Riham Alkousaa | 27 Jul 2017

Two men who met in Iraq have begun helping Syrians study in Mexico, showing how middle-income countries can respond to the refugee crisis.


Palestinian Roots, Syrian Home, U.S. Destination

Riham Alkousaa | 17 Sep 2016

A young writer makes a leap of faith turning down British and European scholarships, and heads for New York City.


In Germany, Syrian Refugee Navigates Re-entry Into Higher Education

Riham Alkousaa | 01 Sep 2016

Immigration status matters for funding and access to educational opportunities.


Integrating Syrians: A Discussion in Germany

Patrick Costello, Riham Alkousaa | 08 Jun 2016

At a meeting in Berlin, speakers discussed how young Syrians might find their way to education and employment in Europe.

Accreditation Refugees

Damascus University Seeks to Combat Forged Degrees

Riham Alkousaa | 02 May 2016

Damascus University is taking steps to protect its diplomas amid a recent increase in fake credentials among Syrian refugees, some of whom did not graduate from the institution.

Refugees Study Abroad

Pay a Smuggler or Seek a Scholarship?

Riham Alkousaa | 01 Sep 2015

Some students choose between traveling to Europe as refugees or seeking a place in universities there.

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