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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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Refugees Initiative

Fast track for university teachers and researchers

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INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

University of Borås

COUNTRY

Sweden

CITY

Borås

Address

501 90 Borås

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

TYPOLOGY

- Help desk and supporting services for refugee students

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees
- Refugees of second generation

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

Together with the University of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology, University West and University of Skövde we are involved in a project for newcomers with a refugee background. The aim is to shorten the path to either finish a PhD-education or to a career within higher education. This is favourable for both the refugee participants and for Swedish universities, who can benefit from the high competence possessed by the participants.

Activities

The project is formed as a fast-track and targets refugees who have not been in Sweden for more than five years, currently living in Sweden and have completed or started PhD-education from outside of Sweden. After completing the program, participants shall have a clear picture of how they can proceed within the Swedish academia.
The program consists of three parts that will run in parallel during the project period:
- Training; for example language courses, research funding, publications and open access, academic writing, pedagogical development and training.
- Personal and professional development including career guidance.
- Academic mentoring program.