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Guidelines for Proposals


We are looking for innovative projects and new solutions in a wide range of fields directly related to the topic of Higher Education in Emergencies and that might help do deliver more, better and faster responses in crisis situations.
We always want to identify cutting edge work and new approaches to solve the challenges faced in this field and highlight them in our conference agenda/speakers. Let us know if you have an initiative we should feature.
Specific areas of interest include: provision of quality higher education in emergencies; ICT for higher education in emergencies situations; digital platforms and blended solutions; specific areas of studies, such as medical education; improving access; recognition, validation and accreditation of qualifications, skills and qualifications; integration of refugees into the academic community; protection issues; financing;


How to submit: All submissions must be made electronically. Your submission should be no more than 65 words and should describe your idea. Deadline for submissions is Saturday, March 10.
All submissions received by the deadline will be shared with the conference planning committee. If your idea is incorporated into the agenda, our staff will follow up with you by March 16, 2018.

Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to the conference agenda and outcomes, Submit Here!


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Important Dates

Deadline for Submission: Saturday, March 10
Feed-back: Friday, March 16
Registration: Open now
International Conference on Higher Education in Emergencies: 5 April 2018


 To download the guidelines CLICK HERE.






The Global Platform for Syrian Students is a non-profit multi-stakeholders organisation, founded in November 2013, by Jorge Sampaio, former President of Portugal, with the support of a core group of institutional partners, namely the Council of Europe, the League of Arab States, the International Organization of Migrations (IOM) and the Institute of International Education (IIE).


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