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Refugees Initiative

General services for refugees

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INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

Linnaeus University

COUNTRY

Sweden

CITY

Kalmar, Växjö

Address

391 82 Kalmar
351 95 Växjö

Info email: [email protected]
Contact email: [email protected]

WEB SITE OF THE INITIATIVE


TYPOLOGY

- Intercultural competences activities for staff
- Language and other introductory courses for refugee students
- Recognition of studies and prior learning for refugee students
- University policies on access to higher education

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees
- University staff (academic and administrative)

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

Linnaeus University is committed to supporting refugee academics to enter education and research. Also, the University cooperates with regional actors regarding integration, in which HEI is one of the ways for the target groups for education and further on entering the labour market.
Linnaeus University is a SAR member. The website of Scholars At Risk is the following: https://www.scholarsatrisk.org/.

Activities
The University offers Swedish language courses for both refugee students and international students.
Linnaeus University has an office dedicated to the prior learning recognition, which means the mapping out and assessment of an individual's competence and qualifications, regardless of how, where and when these have been acquired – through the formal education system in Sweden or abroad, just recently or a long time ago. Info about this initiative are available on the following webpage: https://lnu.se/en/education/study-at-linnaeus-university/validation/.
The University organises and hosts information meetings together with office of employment and municipality.
Among the projects of the University, “Modelling Humanitarian Logistics” aims to develop an information system that manages the available resources in case of massive arrivals of refugees. The website of the initiative is: https://lnu.se/en/research/searchresearch/forskningsprojekt/project-the-refugee-crisis-in-europe/.

RESULTS AND IMPACT

The commitment of Linnaeus University enhances support to target groups. Also, it promotes closer collaboration with public entities such as office of employment, municipalities, and regional councils. This allows to support refugees, and also to create knowledge about integration in general connected to research.