Initiatives

  • The medical aid initiative for refugees, the Medizinische Flüchtlingshilfe

Medizinische Flüchtlingshilfe Düsseldorf der Fachschaft Medizin (Medical Care for Refugees Düsseldorf, Student Committee, Department of Medicine): The Medizinische Flüchtlingshilfe Düsseldorf is an initiative by medical students which seeks to improve the medical care situation for refugees while at the same time teaching the students skills that are essential in their respective fields. The students act as health care guides: to help overcome bureaucratic obstacles and language barriers they accompany patients to their medical appointments. They also provide bilingual questionnaires in numerous languages to document the patient’s medical history in order to facilitate and speed up the first appointment with a new doctor. The medical students installed this project in cooperation with the charity Diakonie Düsseldorf in 2015 and have supported medical care efforts for refugees based in Düsseldorf ever since.  more

  • App "Welcome to NRW"

"Welcome to NRW" is North Rhine-Westphalia’s official app for refugees. It provides general and basic information and helps them find their way around NRW. App

  • International network "Scholars at Risk" (SAR)

Refugees play a major role not only in politics but also in science. This is why HHU joined the worldwide “Scholars at Risk” network (SAR) this year. This international network consists of over 400 universities, research institutions and other science organisations that cooperate to protect threatened researchers and to promote values such as freedom of science. Each year “SAR” supports hundreds of researchers for example with temporary placements in one of their member institutions, with on-the spot help for the researchers and their families and also with advice and access to professional networks of researchers and their host institutions. With the help of this platform all interested scientists at HHU can find colleagues in their respective academic fields who they might want to host.  Please use this link to find threatened researchers in your academic field: hier.

  • The Philipp Schwartz Initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Probably at the end of 2017 scholarships for threatened scientists can be obtained from the Philipp Schwartz Initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. They are aimed at those threatened scientists who cannot find a placement in another way. more

  • "Science4Refugees - Research Buddies"

The "Science4Refugees - Research Buddies" project is part of EU’s “Science 4Refugees” initiative and is designed to be an easy way for refugees to build a network to stay up to date in their area of research and keep in touch with the research community. More

  • "Chance-for-Science"

"Chance-for-Science" is a project of Leipzig University and provides a platform for exchange for refugees and local scientists, academics and students. More

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