University for Refugees - Education Without Boundaries

Details of the organization
Università Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO

Information about the project
University for Refugees - Education Without Boundaries
University for Refugees initiative ( allows refugees and immigrants access University programs from any part of the world. This instrument makes possible the recognition of academic qualifications, acquired by refugees and migrants in their own countries, and the recognition of their vocational competences in order to make easy their access to the training institutions, schools and Universities of the hosting countries. It is the first online platform in the world, available in English, French, Italian and Arabic langauges, addressing immigrants and refugees that aims at: making easier their access to the training institutions of the Euro-Mediterranean area at different levels, with a peculiar attention to Higher Education and Vocational qualification and retraining; encouraging the host country language learning; disseminating courses of language and culture of the Arab world among the citizens of the host countries; spreading the information that allow refugees and migrants to make easier the access to health services, healthcare and to the first aid; promoting the knowledge of the rules and the laws that organize the reciprocal rights and duties. UNINETTUNO was acknowledged by UNESCO as one of the universities working and orienting its action towards the achievement of the United Nations 17 “Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)”, and the "University For Refugees - Education Without Boundaries" initiative is mentioned in the Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development portal as focused on SDG 4 and 10:
Regional implementation
  • Africa
  • Asia and Pacific
  • Western Europe and North America
Ongoing from 01/12/2015 to 31/12/2020

WSIS information
      * E-learning
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Project
  • Training initiative
  • Website