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.
Two men who met in Iraq have begun helping Syrians study in Mexico, showing how middle-income countries can respond to the refugee crisis.
A young writer makes a leap of faith turning down British and European scholarships, and heads for New York City.
Immigration status matters for funding and access to educational opportunities.
At a meeting in Berlin, speakers discussed how young Syrians might find their way to education and employment in Europe.
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.
Some students choose between traveling to Europe as refugees or seeking a place in universities there.
A student’s attempt to get a master’s degree shows the obstacles blocking refugees from reaching their educational goals.
The number of Syrian students seeking scholarships and the number of scholarships available are drastically imbalanced.
Archaeologists, regardless of their politics, are trying to stabilize and restore the rich remnants of Syria’s heritage damaged in the country’s conflict.