Titus Stahl

Petition to Dutch universities to support refugees

Call to universities, professional schools and the KNAW Give refugees the room and opportunity for a meaningful stay

With this petition, the undersigned strongly request an immediate expansion of possibilities for refugees to continue building their academic careers as students and guest researchers. We call on all university and professional school employees and students to support this initiative and contribute to other initiatives aimed at integrating refugees into the academic community. We ask that universities and professional schools quickly develop supportive policies, remove bureaucratic obstacles, provide both money and facilities and support initiatives coming from their personnel and students. We are also asking organizations such as the VSNU, NWO, and KNAW to give their full cooperation and assist with coordination efforts. We further expect political and material support from the Minister for Education and Science.