Session 09.12

Supporting refugee students and scholars from conflict-affected countries and fragile states

The unprecedented crises happening in the world, such as the war in Ukraine and the situations in Afghanistan and Myanmar, have seen the development of dedicated funding and support programmes for students and academics from conflict-affected countries and fragile states. By focusing on some key initiatives, this interactive session will look at issues such as the sustainability of actions, how to develop synergies and how the academic community can better support students and scholars at risk.


  • Social responsibility
    • Immigration, asylum and refugees
  • Leadership, strategy and policy
    • External stakeholder engagement


  • Louise Watts, 
    Campus France, France


  • Kari Kuja, 
    Institute of International Education, Denmark
  • Caroline Laly-Chevalier, 
    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, France