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Higher education mounts rescue efforts for Syrian students, scholars
Eileen Travers, University World News, 9/28
Scholars at Risk calls for letters on behalf of Busra Ersanli of Turkey
Scholars at Risk, 9/27
Women’s situation and human rights under militarisation of society: the case of Sri Lanka
Inge Erling Tesdal, University of Bergen, 9/27