As the Syrian conflict subsides in many areas of the country, international education leaders are debating if they should step in to aid Syrian students, professors, and universities.
Countries could do more to ease barriers that keep new arrivals from advancing in their education or employment, says a new UNESCO report.
Syrian students who seek advanced degrees have difficulty applying to overseas programs. Inside the country, they question the quality of their education.
A survey of Syrian students seeking advanced degrees found that many have broad personal and civic ambitions. But they face many obstacles.
The Trump travel ban and cuts to a major Saudi scholarship program are among causes of the decline.
The “lost generation” may have become a cliché, but the reality is that when it comes to education many Syrian youth are still lost.
Although some scholarship programs for Syrians have ended, some are still expanding.
In many countries surrounding Syria, the needs of Syrian youth for financial help accessing higher education far outweigh the supply of funds available.
The professional opportunities for refugees are scarce, despite longstanding international pledges of support, in Jordan and Lebanon. In Turkey, the employment situation is somewhat brighter.