Dimitri Prandner, Robert Moosbrugger,
"Higher Education and Solidarity? The Integration of Refugee Students at Austrian Universities"
, in Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, in 6th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd?20), Seite(n) 617-624, 2020
Higher Education and Solidarity? The Integration of Refugee Students at Austrian Universities
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The refugee streams of 2015 had a tremendous impact on European societies.
In context of the influx of refugees, civil society showed large solidarity. Universities did so as well, organizing programs to accommodate asylum seekers and refugees on campus. As solidarity is necessary for social relationships and coordinating life chances in a just way, the effectiveness of such programs can only be understood, when insight into refugee students? opinions on such programs are analyzed.
In this article the case example of the Austrian MORE initiative is used to tackle the question what kind of bonds refugee students see between
themselves, the universities and the goal to become part of their new host
societies. Results show that refugee students are in danger of not being
recognized, either because of their legal status or lack of opportunities and migrant sceptic surroundings.
Programs like MORE ? and universities in general ? may contribute to lessen these effects.
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6th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd?20)