|Organ||SUHF's working group for refugee issues|
|Organization||Swedish Association of Universities and University Colleges (SUHF)|
Based on the serious war situation in Ukraine, with both acute and far-reaching consequences for higher education and research, the SUHF immediately re-establishes a working group on refugee issues.
The sector needs a forum for exchanging experiences and for being able to jointly respond to the expected influx of refugees and be able to provide overall good support to students and researchers / teachers who choose to come to Sweden. This work should also be seen as a contribution to the higher education institutions' long-term work with inclusion, broadened recruitment and internationalization at home.
The working group shall:
* coordinate common issues and identify the needs of higher education institutions in order to be able to handle the refugee situation in a wise and efficient manner
* continuously update relevant information nationally and internationally,
* and propose relevant measures for the whole sector.
Within the SUHF, the working group shall consult with the expert groups for internationalization issues, study administration issues, higher education pedagogical issues and teacher education, and report regularly to the Bureau.
The group has the right to attach additional people who are considered necessary for the assignment. Initiatives that may involve costs must be agreed with the Bureau.
With experiences from the previous influx of refugees during the years 2015-2016, the sector today has better knowledge to be able to act to meet the needs of students and teachers / researchers on the run and include these in our activities.