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  • Social inclusion
An EU project designed to respond to the higher education needs of refugees in Europe, which considers sensitisation at the level of universities. The main project deliverables will be a staff training week (spring 2017) for universities across Europe on receiving refugees on campus combined with an intensive module on academic freedom and threatened academics, a MOOC on academic freedom (2018) and an electronic handbook on putting higher education values into practice (2019).
Title Academic Refugee Project
Date launched October 2016
Duration Forthcoming (three year project)
Type of Resource MOOC / Electronic guide/handbook
Purpose Social inclusion/active citizenship / Sub-category: Academic freedom in European higher education
Online or Blended OL (project employs a blended approach)
Learning objectives The MOOC developed will provide instruction on academic freedom in the European higher education context and the electronic handbook intends to sensitise refugees to higher education values in the European context and how this may impact their studies. The learning objectives are intended for refugee students, threatened academics and university staff in Europe which is receiving/working with refugees.
Target group Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Europe that have completed a higher education degree and ‘threatened academics’
Evaluation results/ monitoring plan The MOOC will run during the lifespan of the project and is expected to reach 5000 people initially and at least 5000 every time it is repeated. The project has a concrete dissemination plan for the training course material and online Handbook, via the associated networks. A project board will be assembled with the task of monitoring and quality assurance. Indicators for the staff training, the MOOC and the handbook have been elaborated in the project proposal.
Recognition or certification of learning Credits awarded to MOOC, recognised by partner universities
Financing and sustainability model EU co-funded under Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships. Plan for future financing not clear.
Leading Organization University of Oslo (UiO). Partners: Scholars at Risk, UNICA and University of Ljubljana. Associated partners: EAIE, EUA and the Norwegian Fulbright office.
Contact Person Email: Marit Egner
University of Oslo