Within the scope of the partnership, joint events are organized on a regular basis, ranging from scientific workshops to international conferences to keynote speeches and roundtables aimed at a wider audience.  

Here you will find more information about the large events organized as main or side events to major international gatherings such as the World Economic Forum.  

Upcoming events

Online Session: University Refugee Forum 2021

Afghanistan’s crisis and Higher Education: How to stay connected

Uni4Refugees was originally organizing the 2nd University Refugee Forum. Due to the current epidemiological situation, this event will however be postponed to spring 2022. Instead Uni4Refugees invites you to this online event on the crisis in Afghanistan and higher education.


The event will take place on:


Friday, December 10, 2021

From 2.00 to 3.30 p.m.


Click here to find out more about the event. The zoom link will also be available on this page on December 10, 2021.


The program Uni4Refugees is a cooperation project of several Swiss higher education institutions under the joint lead of the University of Zurich and the University of Geneva. The overall aim of the project is to foster the sustainable integration of refugees interested in studying at a higher education institution. For this purpose, Uni4Refugees invests in the capacity building of refugee students and researchers, staff of higher education institutions, and regular students. Moreover, it facilitates knowledge sharing on integration in higher education among all relevant regional and national stakeholders as well as in the field of asylum and integration.

Past events

Switzerland’s main event at the UN High-level Political Forum 2021

Shaping Resilient Societies: Can One Succeed?

The University of Zurich and University of Geneva, together with the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of South Africa, the United Nations, and the Swiss Federal Statistical Office, organised a panel discussion at the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York on 9 July 2021. Leading experts addressed the current crisis and talked about how to prepare for future shocks through transversal, cross-sectoral and cross-societal approaches.

Click here to learn more about the event and to watch the best of video.



Check out our stories of the past events

WEF 2020

Roundtable at the UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

Earth, Dialogue, Expert

Expert Dialogue on Shaping Resilient Societies, 12.11.2020

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