The purpose of the project is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the circumstances and conditions of Syrian refugees enrolled in higher education. The goal of this research is to identify barriers and obstacles related to access and successful completion of higher education as well as to identify opportunities for increasing access to HE and better educational outcomes.
The primary goal is to provide an understanding of the main challenges faced by the target group in their prospects and pursuits for higher education. The final project output will consist of scientific evidence and policy recommendations needed for the formulation of solid evidence-based policy and practice of invested actors in the region as well as in Europe. The implementation of the project involves a mixed-methods approach through quantitatively surveying Syrian refugees as well as qualitatively inquiring into the experiences and perspectives of involved actors (policy makers, educational providers, practitioners and eligible youth) through focus groups.
Duration of the project: 12 months