From Ethiopia to the Alma Mater: The University Corridors for Refugee Students through the words of the protagonists

Young students who, having fled their country of origin, have reached Ethiopia where they have obtained refugee status, can now continue their studies at the University of Bologna thanks to the UNI-CO-RE project, promoted by Alma Mater and UNHCR Italia together with an extensive network of partners.

On October 28th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., we will talk about "University Corridors" between Ethiopia and Italy, a project that gives refugee students the opportunity to continue their academic career in an Italian University. The pilot project, activated by the University of Bologna for two academic years (2019/2020 and 2020/2021), has successfully achieved its objectives and for this reason UNHCR has decided to implement the second edition of university corridors for refugees, aimed at allowing regular entry into Italy for university enrolment in the two-year master's degree of 20 refugee students (University Corridors for Refugees, UNICORE 2.0 -Ethiopia 2020-22).

The day, introduced and moderated by Professor Pierluigi Musarò, will see various project partners involved who through their interventions will present an overview of the past, present and future of the initiative. October 28th will be a moment of reflection of past experiences, of the role of the University of Bologna as promoter and coordinator of activities and projects for the present and future of UNI-CO-RE, in view of the experience gained during the first pilot project of the university corridors. Leaving room also for personal testimonies such as that of Yohannes Sisay Molla, refugee student winner of the UNI-CO-RE program and still within the project.

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Official Language: Italian