Welcome 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.



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 – […]

Insider knowledge: homegrown solutions for academic refugees. An UNIMED interview

If the risk of a “lost generation” of Syrian students and academics is to be avoided, universities in the region must be part of the solution. But these institutions – in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey – lack the capacity to deal with the scale of the refugee crisis and, in any case, often face problems […]

RESCUE visiting the Domiz 1 Camp in Duhok

During the visit in the  Kurdistan Region, the  RESCUE partners visited the Domiz 1 Camp. Currently  (May 2017) 32,038 Syrians are registered in the camp, almost a small city surrounded by Duhok Mountains. Domiz 1 is, unfortunately, one of  the biggest camps in the region. Unfortunately it is one of the most covered by media and […]

HOPES Scholarship program for graduate studies in Jordan funded by the EU ‘Madad Fund’

RESCUE project is pleased to announce that the HOPEs project launched the second intake of its scholarship program funded by EU ‘Madad Fund’ for refugees from Syria in Jordan in partnership with UNHCR’s Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative (DAFI). Two of the Jordanian Universities partners of RESCUE are involved in the call: al-Zaytonaah University and […]

RESCUE, field visits completed in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq, Kurdistan Region

With the visit from 8th to 13th of May 2017 at University of Duhok and Polytechnic of Duhok premises, the RESCUE team completed the field visits in the Middle East region. The RESCUE team visited all the Partner countries’ Universities at their premises, involving also several NGOs and local stakeholders in order to have a […]


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