THE has recently published on the state of Syrian universities and Syrian academics in exile.
CARA, the charity set up in 1933 to support academics escaping Nazism, supports universities in the UK to host refugee academics. In the North West, major universities including Liverpool John Moores and Liverpool Hope are members, enabling refugee academics to teach and research in safety.
CARA are also supporting refugee Syrian academics to conduct research in collaboration with UK universities:
“Cara is currently funding 21 discrete pieces of research in which Syrian academics lead with the support of UK academics in the role of mentors and principal investigators, which are not only ensuring continued academic engagement and contribution but are also supporting action-learning for a group with limited experience of international standards and good practice in research, given that the key role of academics in Syria was to teach.”
These research partnerships, in person and digitally, represent collaborations with nine UK universities – the total value of in-kind support already well exceeds £250,000.
CARA are calling for additional volunteers and institutional partners.