On October 16, 2020, the University of Tuscia joined the «Manifesto dell’Università inclusiva», developed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to facilitate the access of refugees to university education and research and to promote social integration and active participation in academic life.
The Manifesto aims to promote the condition of young holders of international protection who intend to continue their studies and research in the country of asylum, and stems from the awareness that cultural, technical and intellectual experiences can be a great resource for Italy.
Joining the Manifesto represents the first step of collaboration between UNHCR and the network of Italian universities involved in the University Corridors for Refugees (UNI-CO-RE) project, aimed to promote inclusion initiatives for asylum seekers and refugees within the training courses of the University of Tuscia.
The University Corridors for Refugees (UNI-CO-RE) project, coordinated by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), in 2020 allowed 20 refugee students (from Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo) to arrive in Italy and continue their university studies in one of the participating Italian universities (University of Cagliari, Florence, L’Aquila, Milan (Statale), Padua, Perugia, Pisa, Rome (Luiss), Sassari, and Venice (IUAV).
Professor Mario Savino of the Department of Literary and Linguistic, Communicational and Historical Juridical European Institutions (DISTU), has been appointed the University of Tuscia representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
UNICORE 5.0 PROJECT (Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) – CALL 2023 (Deadline May, 19th 2023)
UNICORE 5.0 – Call for applications for 2 study grants and welcome services for refugee students registering for Second Cycle Degree Programmes taught in English at the University of Tuscia for the Academic Years 2023-2024 and 2024-2025
The call is for the following Master Degree programmes taught in English
– Security and Human Rights LM90 (MSc fully in English)
– Mechanical Engineering LM33 (MSc fully in English)