University of London work with refugees recognised in new British Council report
The University of London’s vital work with refugees was recognised today in a new report by the British Council on the value of transnational education.
The University of London’s vital work with refugees was recognised today in a new report by the British Council on the value of transnational education (TNE). The report also highlights the role of TNE in contributing to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Highlighted as a case study, the University’s ground-breaking Refugee Law Initiative and MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies were cited as examples of provision that addresses a range of SDGs.
The University’s global provision makes world-class degrees accessible to those wanting to study where they live and work, and our graduates have gone on to demonstrate impact across many of the SDGs including Quality Education; Gender Equality; Decent Work and Economic Growth; Sustainable Cities and Communities; and Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. As one example, prisoners in a number of countries have studied on the University’s programmes, including Nelson Mandela, who studied Law while incarcerated on Robben Island.
The University’s historical engagement across the Commonwealth also features in the report, with the examples of leading universities in Africa, South Asia and the Caribbean that began as University Colleges of the University of London. Building on a heritage of nearly 200 years, today the University continues to pioneer unique forms of education and research that transform lives and societies around the world.
Mike Winter, Director of International Affairs at the University of London, said:
“Through our unique provision since the nineteenth century, the University of London has long recognised the value of TNE in enabling individual and societal advancement; and it’s excellent to see the British Council’s research foregrounding this.”