EADTU - European Association of Distance Teaching Universities

EADTU members’ policies and activities concerning refugees and migrants

Open and flexible distance higher education institutions by their inclusive pedagogical and organizational models are particularly suitable for students like refugees and migrants . Large numbers are served by  high quality education (mass-personalization) and students can remain enrolled even while changing country or returning home. It seems the most timely and sustainable solution for reaching-out to refugees and migrants, quantitatively and qualitatively. Open and distance teaching universities further create opportunities for refugees and migrants of which several are specifically set-up for them. By their pedagogies and organization (eg regional study centres), they offer inclusive and excellent learning opportunities like language courses for free; intercultural courses for free; student support nearby in very region (study centres); preparatory/bridging programmes for higher education; pedagogical models leading to inclusiveness and excellence; collaboration with civil society organisations or community partners; international collaboration concerning education of refugees.

For more information, get the article on Members’ policies and activities concerning refugees and migrants (overview updated June 2017)