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Welcome to Universities of Sanctuary

Around the world, more people than ever in history are being forced to flee conflict and persecution to find safety and sanctuary elsewhere.

Higher Education Institutions in the UK have a proud and radical tradition of providing sanctuary for academics and young people and many are actively looking for ways to build on this tradition in today’s political and social context. 

City of Sanctuary has partnered with Article 26Student Action for Refugees and others to develop a network to inspire and support universities to develop a culture and a practice of welcome within their own institutions, in their wider communities, and across the Higher Education sector in the UK.

A growing number of these universities are now being recognised as Universities of Sanctuary. 

To find out more or get involved with the network, please visit the Resources and Get Involved pages, or click here to contact us

For information on universities in Ireland, click here for information from our sister organisation, Places of Sanctuary Ireland.

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