Pathways to the Future
Syria Programme (SP) Aim Launched in 2016, in Turkiye, where the greatest number of Syrian academics had sought safety, the Programme aims to strengthen and connect Syrian academics, by facilitating continued academic development and engagement, and contributing new opportunities to ensure that this major part of Syria’s intellectual and cultural capital plays its vital role in the future of Syria and its higher education.
Developmental Partnerships for the Goal of Quality Higher Education (HE) (UN Sustainable Development Goals: 4 ‘Quality Education’ and 17 ‘Partnerships for the Goal’). The partnership model is central to the effectiveness of the Syria Programme (SP), which currently benefits from the support of over 500 university-based volunteers, as well as that of Cara Network institutions. This latest phase aims to grow support at the institutional level through collaborative developmental partnerships, supporting potential, new and existing Syrian HE ‘spaces’, including the emerging HE sector in the non-regime northwest of Syria.
Unique & Innovative The SP is the only programme that is solely and systematically supporting Syrian academics directly affected by the crisis in the region, including those dedicated to sustaining access to HE.
“Believe me, I wouldn’t have been able to get back to the academic track without Cara; I will never forget that.”Sultan Jalabi, Social Scientist