August 20, 2014

Saving Syrian Scholarship in Crisis is Goal
Of New IIE Consortium for Higher Education

IIE-SRF Syrian Scholar, Amal Alachkar

In the past two years, over 100 Syrian scholars have applied to the International Institute of Education (IIE)’s Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF), which provides fellowships abroad to faculty who are threatened in their home countries, --about ten times more than applied between 2002 and 2011 --. according to an October 14, 2013 article in the publication Nature, "We Must Preserve Syria's Scientific  … continue reading >>

Pro-democracy Syrian medical professionals complete prison terms

Syrian dentist Ahmad To’meh and medical doctors Walid al-Bunni, Feda’a al-Horani, and Yasser al-‘Eiti were released after having served 30 months in prison for their involvement with the National Council of the Damascus Declaration for Democratic National Change—an organization comprised of representatives of opposition political parties and pro-democracy groups in Syria. On October 29, 2008,  … continue reading >>