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Refugee scholars: A long way from home

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Recent conflicts have brought at-risk academics to UK shores—how are we helping them?

As he stood in the crowd outside Kabul airport, Sharif Safi’s dreams had never felt so far away.

Just a few months earlier, he had been ecstatic at hearing of his acceptance on the UK government’s prestigious Chevening Scholarship programme—the culmination of a year of gruelling tests and interviews.

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