Connecting Universities, Building Partnerships, Transforming Campuses

Learn how we do it

  • OUR partners with ECAR and Guilford College for a new certificate program

  • UK Higher Education Forum and Refugees

    18 January 2023, University of Edinburgh, The UNHCR, CAPRS, CLCC

  • Trajectories In Higher Education: Meeting Rising Expectation

  • Impact Measurement Report on 1st 3C Forum

  • A Shining Example of Good Practice in UNHCR's Global Compact on Refugees

  • Digital Universities MENA 2023

    9-11 October 2023 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


    OUR is founded as an independert regional initiative in 2015 in Singapore. It was registered as an incorporated charity organization (ICO) in UK between 2017-2020. It continued its activities as a program under centre for Asia and Pacific Refugee Studies (CARPS), University of Auckland between 2020-2022. Currently it functions as a LLC in USA.



    Inclusivity and Accessibility

    We embrace and celebrate the diversity of individuals and communities, ensuring everyone feels valued and respected in our programs. We are dedicated to breaking down barriers and providing accessible opportunities for all, regardless of their background or circumstances.


    We are dedicated to empowering individuals with the skills and knowledge they need to achieve their full potential and positively impact their lives.


    We believe in the power of partnerships and collaborative efforts to create meaningful and sustainable change for the betterment of society. Together, we work towards increasing accessibility and inclusivity in all aspects of our initiatives.


    We uphold the highest standards of integrity, honesty, and transparency in all our actions and decisions.


    We constantly seek innovative solutions and approaches to address complex challenges and improve the effectiveness of our initiatives, including those focused on enhancing accessibility.


    We approach our work with empathy and compassion, recognizing the unique struggles and experiences of those we serve. We prioritize accessibility in our programs to ensure that our services are available to all in need.


    We are committed to ensuring the long-term sustainability and impact of our programs, benefiting current and future generations. This includes fostering accessible solutions that endure and support individuals from all walks of life.



    Gül İnanç


    Amna Shah




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    & MEDIA

    TEDx Talks, “Opening Universities for Refugees | Gül İnanç | TEDxNTU, Singapore,”

    Unraveling the Higher Education Labyrinth: Empowering Refugee Learners in Peninsular Malaysia

    The role of complementary higher education pathways for refugees

    Good practice: Connecting refugees with higher education



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