Welcome to Rescue

Our main objective is to help Jordanian, Lebanese and Iraqi (Kurdistan Region) Universities in structuring an effective response to refugees crisis.

We do believe education is a human right to be guaranteed to all people and our effort is directed toward it.

By creating the Refugee Student Operational Support Unit – R-SOS we will provide local Universities a fundamental tool in order to structure specific services supporting the refugee students in resuming their academic or training path.



Higher Education and Refugees: a better coordination for future sustainability

The Conference on Higher Education and refugees organized in Beirut from 26-27 September 2017 in the framework of the HOPEs project and in collaboration with the DG Education and Culture, showed the absolute necessity for a stronger coordination among ongoing initiatives with regards refugees.

RESCUE – D1.1 Needs Analysis Update

The international cooperation RESCUE project – aimed at helping Jordanian, Lebanese and Iraqi (Kurdistan Region) Universities in structuring an effective response to refugees crisis – has monitored the presence of refugee students on national levels and identified, produced and updated a needs analysis for target Universities. The needs analysis belongs to the work package 1 of […]

Beirut first partnership meeting

The Lebanese University will host the first partnership meeting of the Refugees Education Support in mena CoUntriEs – RESCUE project funded by the ERASMUS+ Capacity building for Higher Education programme of the European Union which will take place on 27 and 28 september 2017. Since its inception in early 2017, the project has made significant progress […]

NEO staff field monitoring visit in Amman

On the 24th of August, 2017 NEO Staff headed by Dr. Ahmad Abu AlHaija, NEO Country Representative conducted a field monitoring visit to the CBHE Funded project: 573665-EPP-1-2016-1-IT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP “REFUGEES EDUCATION SUPPORT IN MENA COUNTRIES” at Zarqa University with the presence of all local partner (Yarmouk University, Zarqa University and Al-Zaytoonah University, Association of Arab Universities). The […]

When the Syrian war ends, what is the plan for HE? An UNIMED response on University World News

Special thanks go to Bahar Kavala from Istanbul Aydin University, Catalina Paredero from the University of Barcelona and Florian Bauer from Technische Universität Berlin for providing UNIMED with reliable statistics and insights for this article. Written by by Marco Di Donato and Raniero Chelli It was in 2015 that the Mediterranean Universities Union UNIMED – […]


UNIMED, Mediterranean Universities Union, Italy
UNIROMA1, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
TUB, Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany
IAU, Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey
UB, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
USEK, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon
LU, Lebanese University, LU
UoD, University of Duhok, Iraq
DPU, Duhok Polytecnic University, Iraq
AArU, Association of Arab Universities, Jordan
YU, Yarmouk University, Jordan
ZUJ, Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Jordan
ZU, Zarqa University, Jordan