The Syria Programme 2-Day Round Table (RT) Series on Syrian Higher Education (HE)

This HE-focused series was initiated in 2016 to mark the formal launch of the Syria Programme in Region. A parallel non-HE Syria Programme RT ‘Syrian Academics and their role in the future of food security for Syria’ (19-20 June 2019) was run in Istanbul in partnership with the University of Edinburgh.

RT1 Sustaining Syria’s Intellectual Capital: Academics as Agents for Change

09-10 June, 2016

Hosted by The Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul

Co-hosted in Istanbul by Bogazici University (Day1) and the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul (Day 2),…

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RT2 Academic Development for Conflict and Refugee Contexts

21-22 June, 2019

Hosted by The Cara Syria Programme

Run in Istanbul, it brought together colleagues from other conflict affected HEIs (e.g. West Bank, Belarus,…

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RT3 Immediate & Future Challenges for Syrian Higher Education

24-25 June, 2019

Hosted by The Cara Syria Programme

Run in Istanbul, aimed to facilitate the development of strategies to support continued delivery of HE…

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RT4 Challenges Facing the Emerging University Sector in northwest Syria

15-16 February, 2020

Hosted by The Cara Syria Programme

Run in Istanbul, RT4 brought together the rectors and vice rectors of the two leading universities…

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RT5 A Risk-based Approach to Quality Management & Assurance

23-24 July, 2022

Hosted by The Cara Syria Programme

Run in Gaziantep, RT5 focused on the overarching question of ‘Quality in HE’ and the adoption…

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RT6 Enhancing Higher Education Quality in northwest Syria: Institution Building through Developmental Partnerships

08-9 December, 2022

Hosted by The Cara Syria Programme

To review and revisit current Al Sham University structures, policies and practices, and degree programmes.

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Syrian Academics and their role in the future of food security for Syria

19-20 June, 2019

Hosted by The Cara Syria Programme

A parallel SP Round Table was run in Istanbul in partnership with, and co-funded by, the…

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