Isabelle Schafer

Isabelle Schafer


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Isabelle Schäfer is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath. Her thesis is on the role of Higher Education Institutions in the integration of forced migrants (refugees and asylum seekers) in the United Kingdom. In this context, she is for example exploring the experiences of forced migrant students in the UK and what universities are doing to support forced migrants.

She has a MSc degree in Comparative and International Education from Oxford University, where she researched how primary schools communicated and worked with parents of refugee or asylum seeker children in Cologne, Germany.

Previously, she worked in online communications for the World Bank in Latin America, based in Mexico City. She produced videos and stories on development issues in the region, including issues around education and climate change in Mexico, violence prevention in El Salvador and the peace process in Colombia.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Comparative and International Education, Master of Science, University of Oxford

2 Oct 201611 Aug 2017


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