State secretary for Asylum and Migration praises active VUB policy on inclusion and diversity

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Access to higher education is a fundamental human right. Yet for many refugees, studying at university is just a dream. According to the UNHCR report Education 2030: A Strategy for Refugee Education, in 2018 just 3% of refugees around the world were in higher education, compared to 37% of non-refugee students. This gap is largely related to the complexity of migration and the situation in host countries. To exchange views on the subject with academia, state secretary for Asylum and Migration Nicole De Moor visited VUB.

The challenges that students with a migration background face when they want to study in their host country can be caused by many factors: migration experience, socio-economic status, language skills, gender, family and living situation, etc. ...
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