Webinar: Universities responding to forced displacement – Challenges and Opportunities

25 November 2020, 10:00 – 12:00 (CET)

The webinar is the next event organised by UNICA’s CITY Working Group and initiated by the University College Dublin.

In the framework of the event, higher education initiatives addressing the challenge of forced displacement of academic staff will be presented by UNICA member institutions from different regions of Europe (University of Oslo, University College Dublin, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and National and Kapodistrian University of Athens).  

Freie Universität Berlin is among the most research oriented and internationalized academic institutions in Germany. The presentation of Academy in Exile’s academic coordinator Achim Rohde lays out FUB’s principles of international cooperation and portrays two programs in support of scholars at risk operated in this context: the Academics in Solidarity Network, and Academy in Exile. It also introduces Off University, an initiative founded in Berlin to support scholars at risk and refugees.

The preliminary programme, the abstracts and the biographies of the panelists are available here.

Please note that the webinar is free, but registration is mandatory here.

For any questions, please contact office@unica-network.eu