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📚In the lecture halls of the University of Geneva, refugees find hope. Since 2016, the Academic Horizon programme has allowed asylum seekers to continue or to begin university studies. Initially offered only at the University of Geneva, the Graduate Institute and HES-SO Geneva have also begun the programme, since 2020. It has also just been awarded the 2022 Innovation Award by the recent Dies Academicus at the university dedicated to knowledge sharing. Daniel Demisse, an Ethiopian refugee student, shares his experience.

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