A syrian scientist laureate of the program PAUSE

The emergency hospitality program for exiled scientists (PAUSE for “Programme d’aide à l’Accueil en Urgence des Scientifiques en Exil”), created on January 16, 2017, provides grants to higher education or public research institutions that plan to host scientists in emergency situations. The program is funded by the “Ministère de l’Éducation nationale de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche” of € 1 million. This program is managed by the Collège de France.
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A one-year funding was obtained by Ahmed Ghannam to work in the team of Christophe Ritzenthaler. Ahmed Ghannam was among the first recipients of this program, and  he was received at the Collège de France by Thierry Mandon, “Secrétaire d’État chargé de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche”. On this occasion he participated in the program “La méthode scientifique”, entitled “Pause: science pour refuge”, aired on March 30, 2017 on France Culture.Ecoutez l’émission”.

His testimony was also collected by a journalist from RTL, and broadcasted on this radio station.