The global refugee reality is one of the major challenges facing the human community in our time. Universities have an important role to play in responding to this global reality through its mission of teaching, research and social responsibility.
The organizers are planning a conference on the responsibility and roles of universities and other institutions especially in light of the Global Compact on Refugees emerging from the UN. In addition, the Conference “Global Initiatives in Refugee and Migrant Education: Teaching, Research and Social Responsibility” will provide an opportunity to further develop the Refugee and Migrant Education Network (RME) which was created in November of 2017 in Rome. RME is a network of over 45 universities, NGOs and not for profit organizations which are collaborating on refugee education.