International Summer School on Higher Education in Emergencies


Dates: June 20 – July 1, 2016
Location: University of Geneva
Are you:

  • A humanitarian practitioner interested in higher education in conflicts and crises?
  • A researcher focusing on international relations, international education or education technology?
  • A representative of an organization or ministry whose mission includes higher education? 

If so, consider attending the University of Geneva‘s Summer School on Higher Education in Emergencies – co-hosted by UNHCR’s Innovation and Education Units.
Participants will: 

  • Explore the latest advancements in post-secondary education in emergency and protracted settings
  • Collaborate with UN agencies, NGOs and educators
  • Discuss policy and programming recommendations, innovative solutions, pedagogical approaches and the potential role of universities as humanitarian actors
  • Examine international policies that impact higher education in conflicts and crises
  • Analyze and assess the potential of virtual and connected learning, open educational resources and technology
  • Apply learner-centered design approaches to complex, real-world projects; and
  • Engage with real-world case studies through collaborative learning and high-level seminars

Faculty include field and academic experts from international programs such as:

For further information about the course, please visit: https://genevasummerschools.ch/courses/courses-2016/higher-education-in-emergencies
Applying early is recommended, as limited spots are available. 
Tuition: CHF 2’600. Some scholarships are available.

Early bird/scholarship application deadline: March 1, 2016
Final application deadline: May 1, 2016
To apply via the online form, please visit: https://genevasummerschools.ch/courses/courses-2016/higher-education-in-emergencies
For any other questions, please contact:

Global Studies Institute
Université de Genève
Rue des Vieux Grenadiers 8G
1205 Genève

17 février 2016