Syrian Academics, the Less Fortunate

  • 19 Nov 2022
  • Published Resarch - Other


Ranwa Khorsheed, Susan Deeb, Rasha Al Dahhan

Published in

Erasmus Scientific Days - 1st edition, “Cooperation and Research for Higher Education and Innovation”, Marrakech, 17-18th October 2022.



This paper discusses the status of higher education in Syria before and during the crisis. It sheds light on the obstacles that hinder academic mobility including the weakened relations with foreign academic institutions in addition to other logistic issues like visas, international language tests, and having to travel to neighboring mediating countries. Furthermore, this paper highlights some alternative options like virtual education and online tests. In the end, the paper discusses some of the students’ opinions with regard to the suggested solutions and it also mentions some of their experiences and suggestions.

Key words: academic mobility, higher education, international language tests, online education.

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