Webinar about bridging and preparatory courses for University aimed at refugees

The seminar will take place on Thursday, March 8, at 4 p.m. (CET). Its aim is to share the experiences of the Kiron Open Higher Education (Germany) and the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University (France).

«Bridging and preparatory courses for refugees» is the title for the fourth webinar organized by the University of Barcelona within the inHERE project (Higher Education Supporting Refugees in Europe). It will take place on Thursday, March 8, at 4 p.m. (CET).

The aim of the seminar is to share the experiences of two institutions that are implementing bridging and preparatory courses for university aimed at refugees and discuss about the different situations and strategies that Higher Education Institutions (HEI) face in these cases.

The speakers of the seminar will be:

  • Sanja Sontor, head of International Academic Partnerships of the Kiron Open Higher Education (Germany).
  • Ranjit Singh, coordinator of the Refugee Welcoming Sorbonne Programme of the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University (France).

The seminar, which will be given in English, is aimed at members of university communities (teaching staff or PDI, administration and service staff or PAS, and students) who carry out or want to carry out any project or activity in order to ease the access to HEI for the refugees, as well as their social integration. The event is also opened to those in the university community who are interested in these initiatives.

Registrations can be submitted in this link.

Inquiries: cjerez@ub.edu

inHERE project

The main aim of the inHERE project is to create opportunities for the refugees to take part in the European Higher Education Area. In order to do so, inHERE strengthens knowledge exchange, peer-support and academic partnership to ease the access and integration to HEI for the refugees.

Webinars are framed within the second part of this project, the Living Lab, which is led by the University of Barcelona. Their purpose is to share, exchange, assess and create joint initiatives, projects and activities for the university community to promote the integration of the refugee students in HEI.

The inHERE project is co-funded by the European Union (through Erasmus+ Programme) and coordinated by the Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED). Apart from the University of Barcelona and UNIMED, other members of the project are the European Universities Association (EUA), La Sapienza University of Rome and Campus France. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is an associate member.

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