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.



Universities Pressured by the Threat/Challenge of Refugee Students

The issue of refugee students has currently turned into one of our major concerns. The institutional response remains unfortunately timid and fuzzy in front of this new challenge, hence our helplessness. The universities have so far tried to provide their own solutions to the problem. Yet, these are either limited or inadequate as these are often mere replica of previous decisions […]

Disseminating RESCUE at The Turkish-Arab Universities Conference and the EURASIA Higher Education Summit (EURIE 2018)

RESCUE project was disseminated during The Turkish-Arab Universities Conference that was held during 13-15 February 2018 in Istanbul, in which more that 150 University rectors participated. This event was organized in joint collaboration between Association of Arab universities and Istanbul Aydin University.  The conference was held under the theme “Regional Challenges and Opportunities for Arab […]

3rd partnership meeting held at AARU

The Third partnership meeting of the RESCUE – Refugees Education Support in mena CoUntriEs project, which is funded by the European Commission through the EACEA under the Erasmus+ Capacity Building for Higher Education programme, was held at the headquarters of the Association of Arab Universities in Amman, Jordan during 20 and 21 December 2017, with […]

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.


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