Sign up for the Language Café!

With creating a Language Café, connected to the Malmö University for Refugees initiative, we want to create a space – especially but not exclusively – for newly arrived refugees and refugees waiting for their residence permit to learn and practice Swedish and English in an academic environment. Thereby we want to be the bridge to academic world in particular but also the society in general.

Currently we are in great need of volunteers, who would like to participate in the Language Café and therefore are we looking especially for Swedish speakers but of course also people speaking other languages are warmly welcomed.

This sounds like something you would like to do? Please contact us at languagecafemalmo@gmail.com

The language café will most likely be taking place in the evening of a weekday, at the university. More information to come as soon as we have volunteers.

/The Language Café team

50.000 toothbrushes to refugees

The dentist Palwasha Momand at the Faculty of Odontolgy at Malmö University got 50.000 toothbrushes from Tepe to hand out to newly arrived refugees. Together with students she will shed light on dental health for refugees. Please read more here (in Swedish).

If you are interested in volunteering to hand out toothbrushes to refugees, please come to the weekly meeting tomorrow 22/10 at the Student Union at 12-13, Or Contact Palwasha directly.

Meet us at the opening of Niagara today Fri 16 Oct at 13-15!  

On floor 3 of Niagara there will be represenatives from the different actions under the parole Malmö University for Refugees. Donate to the fundraiser and get a hand made bracelet, sign up for the language cafè or get engagaged in a charity concert that’s being planned. You can also suggest new initiatives or reach out to engaged people with a project you’re already evolved in. It’s up to all of us to fill the initiative with action! 

Öppen föreläsning: Sanna Vestin – Sverige och flyktingarna

Sanna Vestin – en av sju av Malmö högskolas nya hedersdoktorer 2015, ger den öppna föreläsningen “Sverige och flyktingarna. En berättelse om krigsflyktingar, arbetskraft och humanitet. Men vart tog asylrätten vägen?”

Tid: 15 oktober, kl 15:15-16:45
Plats: Niagara, A0502

Välkommen!

Till kalendern

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Open lecture: Sanna Vestin – Sweden and the refugees
Sanna Vestin, one of Malmö University’s new honorary doctors, gives an the open lecture “Sweden and the refugees. A tale on war refugees, labour and humanity. But where did the right to asylum go?

When: October 15, at 15:15-16:45
Where: Niagara, A0502

Welcome!

Conference on “ensamkommande, papperslösa och antirasistiskt arbete”

Thursday October 15 the department of Social Work in cooperation with the City of Malmö and other actors, invites everyone interested in issues concerning unaccompanied minors, undocumented migrants and work related to antiracism, to a full day conference.

The conference will be in Swedish. More info on: http://mah.se/Nyheter/Kalender/Konferens-Samtal-om-socialt-arbete-och-social-mobilisering/

Bli mentor till en ensamkommande eller nyanländ ungdom!

For Swedish speaking students:

Bli mentor till en ensamkommande eller nyanländ ungdom!
Dela med dig av din erfarenhet och vägled en blivande högskolestudent.

* Du fungerar som en informell studie- och yrkesvägledare för ungdomen och diskuterar studier och yrkesliv, utifrån dina egna erfarenheter och ungdomens angelägenheter.
* Du förmedlar en realistisk bild av vad högskolestudier innebär och kräver. Ungdomen kan kanske vara med på en föreläsning? Vad är CSN? Kurslitteratur? Osv.
* Du ger ungdomen en ypperlig möjlighet att utveckla och praktisera sina sociala färdigheter och sitt svenska språk.
* Du åtar dig att träffa ungdomen en timme, vid fyra tillfällen. Första mötet sker i Trelleborg och resterande träffar sker med fördel på MAH. Reseersättning utgår.
* Du tar sedan beslut om eventuell fortsatt kontakt med ungdomen.

Intresserad? Kontakta Fredrik Jönsson, Projektledare, Trelleborgs kommun: Epost: fredrik.jonsson2@trelleborg.se, Telefon: 0410733531
Vi ser fram emot att höra av er.

New Post docs with focus on Migration and Refugees?

The management of the university is currently discussing to announce five new post doc positions in the area of Migration and Refugees next year. This would mean that we definitely show that we are serious about this initiative. Rumor say that the Research Committee at the uni all welcomed the idea. Stay tuned for more updates on this topic!

Open hack for huminaty

We have been contacted by Petter, a former Malmö student now working at IBM. He encourage all students at Malmö University, and especially those interested in the initiative Malmö University for Refugees, to take part in the hacketon “Open hack” in early December. Petter and a colleague from IBM will come to the Thursday meeting this coming week (8/10) to present the idea and to answer questions. You don’t have to be a programmer or an expert in open source solutions to join – you might be the one with an idea, or expertise or experience from the target group (for example refugees).

The website http://www.openhack.io/ says:

We encourage everyone to come up with ideas and solutions that focus on solving humanitarian issues. At the Hackathon there will be at least two established Open Source projects represented. Both projects will bring expertise and knowledge in forms of personal, support and inspiration. If you have ideas for contribution to these, they will be more that happy to listen to you. But it’s completely up to you whether you want to hack using these projects or some other Open Source projects.

So welcome on Thursday to the Student Union Building at 12 to learn more! Bring a friend!

Discussions on open lectures, working groups, students at risk and more

At the Thursday meeting today we discussed a lot of interesting new ideas, initiated from both students and staff. One new working group was formed, aiming at investigating the possibility to host “students at risk” and provide.For more information please contact Anna Lundberg, anna.lundberg@mah.se

We also talked about creating a platform where teachers can post all their lectures that they can open to refugees.

An idea about on offering student led workshops on topics related to and of advantage for both refugees but also to the students’ courses was raised. Maybe in collaboration with the Board of Migration?

But most of all the meeting is a great way to meet likeminded people with a wish to act. Great conversations and sharing of experience and ideas. It provides energy and positive feelings of knowing that together we can actually make a small difference.

Go Malmö University!