University’s website offers help for refugee students

Network partner Osnabruck University of Applied Sciences, in Germany, is trying to do more to make refugees and asylum seekers welcome. Kerstin Frodl, the Director for the Centre for International Students, said the university’s website now had a special section aimed at explaining all aspects of higher education to refugees. The website is in both…

Network partners address major European conference

The use of the Sustainable Development Goals in university courses will be the subject of a paper being presented to the European Health Psychology Society in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in September. Mala Matacin, pictured, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Hartford, in the United States, will talk about “Using the United Nations sustainable development…

Partners join together for UN conference in Salt Lake City

Two network partners are collaborating on staging an event at the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference in Salt Lake City, United States, later this month. Guilford College, in Greensboro, North Carolina, and De Montfort University (DMU), Leicester, United Kingdom, are planning a workshop at the conference, which is expected to attract several thousand participants,…

New York United Nations 2019

DMU UN day 2019DMU UN day 2019DMU UN day 2019DMU Join Together #jointogether UN Day Jan 2019DMU Join Together #jointogether UN Day Jan 2019DMU UN day 2019 The iconic debating chambers of the United Nations headquarters, in New York, was the historic venue for the 2019 conference of the JoinTogether network. The event, in early…

Premier League winners back ‘Football Welcomes’

De Montfort University joined together with Premier League title winners Leicester City and a series of charities to stage the first-ever football tournament in the city to celebrate the contribution refugee players make to the game. The event was part of Amnesty International UK’s Football Welcomes initiative and the tournament included refugee teams from Chelsea…

All the SDG research going on at one partner university

De Montfort University in Leicester is the global hub for Sustainable Development Goal 16 to promote peace, justice and strong institutions. But, in the university’s five-year Strategic Plan, there is a commitment to all SDGs which are being embedded into every aspects of research, teaching and student support. Academics at De Montfort University have been…

Why peace building can come in all sizes

Sustainable Development Goal 16 advocates for peace, justice and strong institutions. With regards to peace promotion, Right2Education is a highly relevant organization. Indeed, we see a difference between negative peace which is the absence of violence, and positive peace - an active effort to build peace. We believe in the notion of social responsibility as…

Refugees welcome and SDG 16 promotion

More than ever, our local governments must prioritize peace and justice by strengthening institutions that provide services to the socio-economicly marginalized. Refugees Welcome! [RW!] is a cooperative-based non-profit program within the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. RW!’s goal is to promote resiliancy and inclusion by strengthening migrant service…

Every campus a refuge and SDG 16 support

The “Every Campus A Refuge” minor is a course of study that utilizes Guilford College’s refugee outreach project Every Campus A Refuge to champion peace, justice and strong institutions. In our outreach, we host refugees on Guilford’s campus and assist them in resettlement in Greensboro; the minor takes this work of hosting and resettlement and…

Refugees and getting them jobs at universities

Penn Undergraduates for Refugee Empowerment (PURE) created an initiative called the Refugee Employment Taskforce, which works through a broad coalition to encourage the university to hire refugees as employees. Refugees are too often placed into low paying and low quality jobs that lack upward mobility. As a result, newly resettled individuals get trapped into cycles…

Why some refugees can be at a double risk

Universidad de Jaén, Spain have developed a project to identify and help refugees that belongs to specially prosecuted populations such as ethnical, gender/sex preference or religious minorities in their countries of origin. These populations, that are at the same time university students, are suffering because of being a refugee him/herself and because belonging to these…

European universities in big refugee project

A two-year Erasmus+ strategic partnership in the field of higher education has been carried out by three European Universities with Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) as project co-ordinator of S.U.C.RE. (Supporting University Community pathways for Refugees-migrants). The project employs field and desk research methodologies and focuses on the response of universities to the needs of refugees/migrants…