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Higher education for Syrian refugees – yet another humanitarian concern?

Author: Leon Cremonini

Damage to the University of Damascus, 2013

Damage to the University of Damascus, 2013

While here in The Netherlands many of the Kingdom’s students were panic-struck as grants were converted into loans, for most Syrian students just some 2,000 miles away tertiary education is becoming all but a dream.

With free access and gross enrolment rates of 25% and growing (Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics; UNESCO 2014), Syria has traditionally been considered the model nation in the region. But as the conflict gives no sign of abating, participation rates are falling sharply. Read More…