HOPES & REXNet Projects

Higher and Further Education Opportunities and Perspectives for Syrians (HOPES)

HOPES is a €12 million project, funded by the European Union’s Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian Crisis, ‘the Madad Fund’ and implemented by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) together with the British Council, Campus France and Nuffic.

It aims at improving prospects for young Syrians and contributing to the preparation of the post-crisis reconstruction of Syria. The project seeks to provide better access to quality further and higher education opportunities for refugees of post-secondary-age from Syria as well as young people in the host communities affected by the high influx of refugees in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Processional course for high-school graduation of Syrian refugee students with low grade to enroll diploma study at DPU has done.


The development of an online laboratory (virtual laboratory) based engineering learning environment targeting computer science and engineering students. Supported by IREX.

Internationalisation Strategy

DPU attributes great importance to international exchange in research and teaching, and promotes the cooperation with universities and other partners worldwide. Hence, the university attempts to be a place of international cooperation regarding the international exchange of students and professors as well as academic research. The international orientation, which is supporting by the International Office at DPU, includes all aspects of university life, such as research and teaching.

The DPU places great value on "Internationalisation", and the Internationalisation Strategy that is detailed in the following emphasizes this. Moreover, it defines measures to expand and consolidate internationalisation in research and teaching.


The main objective of DPU pursues to increase public attention on an international level in order to strengthen the international orientation within the university environment. This lays to prepare efficient technical graduates and researchers with distinct levels of knowledge and technological innovation to achieve the international standards of quality assurance in accordance with the labor market needs in public and private sectors. This can be done by providing the opportunity of mobility scheme for students, staff and researches as well as for striving scholarships and internships/summer training. The objective of internationalisation strategy accents the international position and reputation of the university with regard to high-profile research and teaching, research cooperation and the education of future scholars, specialists and managers.

Strategic Goals

Goal 1: Mobility Scheme

  • Research Exchange
  • Student Exchange
  • Staff Exchange
  • Scholarships

Goal 2: Capacity Building: Internship/Summer Training