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UNINETTUNO University of Refugees: a model of Network for an Education without Boundaries



UNINETTUNO has been invited at United Nations HQ in New York, for participating to the #Jointogether Conference. UNINETTUNO presented its initative “University for Refugees” and REBUILD project objectives, partners and ambitions.

Because of the commitment shown in the achievement of the UN 2030 sustainable development goals, the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO is the only Italian university becoming a member the Universities #JoinTogether Network, a network of Universities from all over the world, established to share ideas and best practices aimed at the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UNINETTUNO has always been at the forefront to reduce poverty and inequalities, to promote justice and peace and facilitate access to education for all.

In the framework of the #JoinTogether Network Conference, that was held on January the 7th at the UN headquarters, the Rector Garito signed a declaration of membership in the United Nations global network and presented the model of the “University for Refugees”, a big laboratory for true integration enhancing good immigration, dialogue and the peaceful coexistence among peoples.

In 2018 UNINETTUNO continued working on this topic, building up international partnerships able to upscale the University for Refugees initiative to wider audiences, with more innovative services, and with greater involvement of all stakeholders: social services, public administrations, policy makers, research centers, technology institutes, universities, NGOs.

From these collaborations the REBUILD project was designed, funded by the European Commission within the Horizon 2020 framework program, and coordinated by Uninettuno; REBUILD aims at creating an artificial intelligence system able to analyze migrants and refugees needs in order to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of public administrations and political decision-making at the global level.

In this way, the REBUILD project will have a direct impact on the goal of SDG 16 "Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”, and in particular on target 16.6 "Develop transparent, accountable and efficient institutions at all levels" and target 16.7 "Ensure fast, inclusive, participatory and representative decision making at all levels".

#JoinTogether initative website:

UN TV webstreaming of the event:

(at minute 50:00 of the video, UNINETTUNO presentation starts).

Rebuild project
European project
This project has received funding from the European Union’s
Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under
grant agreement No 822215.