The Institute of International Education, headquartered in the United States, boasts a diverse range of programs, among which stands the Scientists’ Rescue Fund. Through this initiative, IIE collaborates closely with universities and academic institutions across the globe to provide academic support to endangered scientists and scholars in their home countries.
In this context, since 2019, Cihan University-Erbil has generously granted four scholarships to teachers and researchers hailing from Yemen, individuals whose lives have been threatened by the precarious security situation in their homeland. To this end, on the recommendation of Prof. Dr. Amjad Saber Al-Delawi, president of Cihan University-Erbil, the University’s Department of International Relations has facilitated all the necessary provisions for these dedicated educators and researchers who are actively contributing to the academic community at Cihan University-Erbil.
Dr. Allan E. Goodman, CEO of the Institute of International Education, took the opportunity to present a letter of heartfelt appreciation to Cihan University-Erbil for its unwavering cooperation and wholehearted support of the Scholars Rescue Fund program. The content of the letter is: “presented with deepest gratitude for your extraordinary efforts to preserve the life, ideas, and work of a threatened scholar from Yemen by providing a safe academic haven at the Cihan University. Thank you for your partnership with IIE’s Scholars Rescue Fund. your support is deeply appreciated.”
The Institute of International Education (IIE) was founded in 1919, under the belief of its founders that international education could serve as a catalyst for a more peaceful and equitable world for scholars. Consequently, IIE annually extends its assistance to over 29,000 individuals in 180 countries through a multitude of impactful programs.