This week the journal Nature has published an article that features the work that IIE-SRF and partner organizations are performing in order to help scholar refugees all over the world. The article gives voice to three refugees that sought for asylum in Europe. We are very proud and encouraged by the article, but at the same time it remembers us all the work that still needs to be done. The journey does not finish when the refugees, which against all the odds, managed to get a position in Europe, so much work still is needed. The psychological shock of suddenly losing their lives in addition to the necessity of facing a new country, holds them for some time before they are able to deliver their full potential. On top of everything, once a position is found it is expected from them to get the same academic achievements than the rest of scholars/scientists, who are “more accustomed to the ways of Western science”. Projects such as..
Monthly Archives: March 2017
- Fellowships for threatened scholars – Applications open September 28, 2019
- Former Kurdish refugee wins the Fields medal August 10, 2018
- INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM March 12, 2018
- CONVIVIAL December 9, 2017
- WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2017 June 20, 2017
- The scientists who had to start over: ‘five years of my career have been wiped out’ May 17, 2017