Forced to leave – en akademisk kvart med Daniela DeBono

Onsdag 7 oktober presenterar forskaren Daniela DeBono sin nya forskning och bok på En akademisk kvart på Malmö Stadsbibliotek. Titeln är “Forced to leave” – involuntary return of immigrants in Sweden, och föreläsningen hålls på engelska. Välkomna!

On Wednesday, October 7, researcher Daniela DeBono is presenting her new research and book at Malmö Stadsbibliotek at En akademisk kvart. The title is “Forced to leave” – involuntary return of immigrants in Sweden. The open lecture is held in English. Welcome!

En akademisk kvart med Daniela DeBono

Get involved – groups are forming! 

Every Thursday at 12-13 everyone is welcome to the Student Union Building to move forward with initiatives. The text below is copied from Mari’s post in the FB-group: 

Sum up of this week’s meeting: There were A LOT of great ideas and discussions! Nonetheless, we decided it would be better to start off with just a few projects, and then grow from there. The 4 initiatives that we decided to work with are:
* Work with minors: This group of people will focus on organizing activities, projects, etc, that are focused on helping refugee minors. If you are interested in being part of this work contact Marzia Mattes at

* Work with women: This group of people will focus on organizing activities, projects, initiatives that will focus on helping refugee women on the different challenges that they may face in Sweden. If you are interested in being part of this work contact Sofia Kristoffersen at

* Language Cafe: This group of people will focus on organizing a weekly language cafe for refugees, where students can teach swedish/english to refugees on a volunteer basis. If you are interested in being part of this work contact Marisol Pérez at

* Rights and Frequently Asked Questions: This group of people will focus on arranging a “frequently asked questions” document for refugees in which they/we can find information about their rights and possibilities in Sweden. This will be a document that we can look back to when we are asked questions, in order to ensure we give them the right information, as there is a lot of incorrect information being spread out. This work will require a lot of research and also cooperation with legal entities in Malmö/Sweden. If you are interested in being part of this work contact: Paul Hattig at

So, let’s get this work started people! If you want to be part of more than one group feel free to do it as long as your time allows it!

See you again on Thursday!

Meeting Thursdays at 12 in the Student Union Building

Don’t forget to show up at the second meeting tomorrow Thursday at 12-13 in the Student Union Building. The focus of this meeting will be practical and groups will be formed. Initiatives are very welcomed to be shared, so please come and tell the others if you have an idea or if you’re already involved in a project and need more volunteers.

See you there!

We were there! 

A 30-strong group of students and staff showed their support at the manifestation yesterday. And plenty more colleagues and classmates were spotted in the crowd as we handed out as many pin badges as we could.

Here are some photos from the day. We received so much positive feedback from those attending saying it was fantastic that the university was present and showing such great support.


Refugees Welcome – Manifestation Sunday, September 13

Refugees WelcomeMalmö University’s Vice Chancellor is encouraging all student and staff to participate in the “Welcome Refugees” Manifestation.

Taking place on Sunday, September 13 at Stortorget, it is a chance to show your support for a humane refugee policy and to offer a warm welcome to those fleeing to Sweden.

We hope both students and staff will be able to join in.

Malmö University will join the manifestion as part of theMalmö University for Refugees campaign.

We need volunteers to make flags, banners, pins and to help out and we are inviting those interested to come to The Orkanen Library on Saturday, 12 Sep at 12:00-15:00 for a creative workshop. Please bring as much material with you as possible, we will try to provide as much as we can – but can definitely use more! 


Flags in the library

Get involved!

pic from open meetingWow! What an amazing turnout at our first open meeting! We estimate around 350 people were in the room, we couldn’t even squeeze everyone in! This shows that there are a lot of engaged students and staff at the university. The meeting was the kick off for the initiative – now it is up to each and every one of us to act.

The university welcomes all initiatives and offers the possibility to act under the united banner: ‘Malmö University for Refugees’. We stand up for equal human rights!

  • Use the Facebook group as a platform for discussions and share your initiative, comment on others and help develop ideas
  • Come to the Student Union Building every Thursday at 12-13 for at least the next few weeks (or as long as there’s a need). Next week we will form interest groups and brainstorm ideas – bring a friend – the more people we have, the more people we can help!
  • Share the link for our fundraiser for the Red Cross – help us raise 500 000 SEK before the end of the academic year!
  • Use the banner/logo to market your events, use as a profile or cover picture, or whatever you find suitable. You can also use the poster template (you can delete the text running from top to bottom on the left of the page and replace it with ‘Malmö University for Refugees’.)

MAh-for-refugeesWe would like to take the opportunity to thank today’s speakers: May Samhouri (student and Board Member in the Student Union who is also a refugee from Syria), Jakbo Ingelgren (Red Cross), Nils Karlsson (Deputy Mayor) and Cecilia Christersson (Vice Chancellor).


Open meeting on Sep 10th at 12-13

Welcome to an open meeting Thursday Sep 10th at 12-13 at the Student Union Building (Bassängkajen 8) and brainstorm together with students and staff at Malmö University – How can the university get involved and support the struggle of refugees?

Meet Malmö University’s acting Vice Chancellor Cecilia Christersson, May Samhouri from the Student Union. May came to Sweden as a refugee from Syria 2,5 years ago and will share her experiences. Hala Mohammed, vice president of The Swedish Red Cross will talk about their local and international work for refugees and also let us know how our money from the fundraiser will be used.  Nils Karlsson, local politician responsible for democracy, equality and human rights issues in the City of Malmö, will present the city’s work with newly arrived refugees and how we can contribute.

After the presentations we will open up the floor for initiatives and questions from the audience, and try to connect as many people as possible.

Get inspired and inspire others! Let’s go from theory to action and get involved in hands on projects to support the needs of refugees, together with fellow students and staff at the university.

Read more on the Facebook-event (and see who else is coming).

Also please support the university’s  fundraiser for the Red Cross!

Join our facebook group for discussions and connections, both during and after the meeting!