Early Career Researchers Network in Asian Higher Education Studies

Engaging Universities with the Refugee Community through Incubation Programs: Exploring Challenges and Sharing Suggestions

Speaker: Ms Aysuhan Tuba SARAL The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Chair and discussant: Dr Kevin KESTER Seoul National University, Korea
Supporting refugees through incubation programs has proven to be a successful strategy in numerous projects around the globe in terms of integration and empowerment of refugees. To connect this topic meaningfully to the aim of the CHERA/ECR series, we will argue that enhancing the efforts of higher education institutions to promote refugee entrepreneurship would contribute to universities‘ mission of community engagement and leading to social and economic development through the beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources. During the presentation, we will examine some of the challenges that refugees face regarding entrepreneurship in their new settlements and give examples from different contexts on how to tackle them. Drawing from the current fieldwork, we will also share our initial analysis of refugees‘ challenges and ideas concerning social entrepreneurship in Hong Kong, and conclude with some suggestions that could be meaningful for refugees and the city with the help of a university.
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Date: April 30, 2021 (Friday)
Time: 15:00-16:00 (HK Time) by zoom