Due to years of conflict, many Syrians are currently displaced within their country and beyond Syria’s borders. In 2015, large numbers made their way to neighboring Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey as well as across Europe and applied for asylum in Germany, Austria, Sweden, etc. The Syrian crisis raises important education related questions for the international community as a whole, like the educational background of Syrians currently on the move.
In the framework of the MUSALIHA project, funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International cooperation, in collaboration with the Lebanese International University, UNIMED has carried out a research with the aim to analyse the Syrian higher education system, its state-of-the-art and the future perspectives due to the critical situation the country is living since several years.
The paper – Syrian higher education: A beacon of hopes despite the daunting challenges – examines some key themes of the Syrian Higher Education System so as to enable better understanding of Syrian education in a broader global context. It aims to provide detailed information where researchers, policymakers, and practitioners can draw from to inform their own work.
The report has seen the contribution of 13 Syrian Universities.