Framtidsveckan 2017 - Visioning workshop: Shaping a way forward, Higher education futures for the Middle East

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation of workshop/ seminar/ course


A series of armed conflicts and political crises in the Middle East have in recent years fuelled mass displacement and exodus from the concerned areas. The situation has serious implications for higher education: brain drain of qualified academics and professionals, interrupted study pathways and a ‘lost’ generation of upper secondary students with reduced access to higher education, difficulties recognising qualifications and the need for supplementary courses to match requirements in host countries.
Importantly, ongoing conflicts and post-conflict settings call for new types of capacity in higher education, to achieve socially and environmentally sustainable recovery and reconstruction. Profound rethinking of agendas and strategies not only concerns the region itself – there is a need to reconsider the ways higher education in Sweden or other European countries address the new political and demographic dynamics.
Period2017 Oct 16
Event typeWorkshop
LocationLund, SwedenShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
  • Educational Sciences

Free keywords

  • higher education
  • higher education policy
  • futures
  • Middle East
  • research policy
  • sustainable economic development