Our academic approach
UniRef offers academic courses in the fields of health, education and agronomy. These sectors of education are particularly suited to the socio-economic context of the regions where our missions are located. They are based on the analysis of needs identified by UNHCR and our institutional and local partners in charge of higher education.
The UniRef diplomas are internationally recognized and provide significant employment opportunities. They allow young refugees to leave the camps, integrate into the local socio-economic fabric and become involved in economic and cultural development within their region.
UniRef provides a classic teaching approach by university professors from the local academic fabric and teaching in our schools within the camps. The teaching method is supported by the provision of a computer platform as well as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), designed by the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the University of Ngozi. The courses are specially adapted to the local context.