Session 04.06

A European solution to a global challenge: expanding higher education pathways for refugee students

Expanding global higher education pathways for refugees is a powerful protection tool that can empower them to build self-determined lives and also contributes to the United Nations Refugee Agency’s objective of increasing refugee enrolment in higher education from 5% to 15% by 2030. By exploring good practices in addressing key barriers, this interactive session will address how European higher education institutions can expand programming for refugees from outside Europe.


  • Refugees
  • Admissions & accreditation


  • Michelle Manks, 
    World University Service of Canada (WUSC), Canada


  • Marcello Scalisi, 
    UNIMED Mediterranean Universities Union, Italy
  • Rebecca Granato, 
    Bard College, Kenya