Commitment to Action

Emergency Support for Syrian Students and Scholars

Commitment by

Institute Of International Education

In 2013, the Institute for International Education (IIE), in partnership with Jusoor, Illinois Institute of Technology, The Global Platform for Syrian Students, Princess Besmah Bint Al Saud's United Global Lanterns, and others, committed to providing 600 Syrian students with scholarships and 15 fellowships for Syrian scholars. While humanitarian efforts continue, very few resources are directed at enabling Syrian students and scholars to continue their education and academic work. This is extremely detrimental to the future of Syria. The country needs students to continue their university education and scholars to continue their academic work so that, even in the midst of crisis, Syria is producing the leadership and knowledge necessary for a successful future. In particular students and scholars with advanced degrees will drive innovation, lead dynamic economic growth, and provide breadth and depth required during a reconciliation and rebuilding process.

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Commitment

Emergency Support for Syrian Students and Scholars

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

2 Years

Estimated Total Value

$7,000,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East & North Africa, Europe

Countries

BRAZIL, EGYPT, JORDAN, LEBANON, LITHUANIA, PORTUGAL, Syria, TURKEY, UNITED KINGDOM, United States

Commitment by

Institute Of International Education

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Illinois Institute of Technology, The United Global Lanterns, Jusoor, EducationUSA Syria, Global Platform for Syrian Students, University of California, Davis