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Syria Programme Updates

Professor Miassar Alhasan, University World News, 31 March 2023

Prof. Miassar Alhasan, Syria Programme Fellow, is the Rector of Al Sham University, one of a small number of universities to have emerged since 2015 in the fragile non-regime area of northwest Syria.

Since the conflict began in Syria, hundreds of academics have been subjected to persecution and have lost their jobs and status in the scientific community. For more than 10 years students at universities in Northwestern Syria have been suffering from the scourge of war – and most recently the region has been hit by devastating earthquakes, killing thousands of people including tens of students and higher education employees. This catastrophe has shown the close links between universities and society... Read on.