European support to Ukrainian higher education community

Following the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation on 24 February 2022, the European higher education and research community has expressed its undivided support to Ukrainian universities, students and staff. There are multiple statements of support, initiatives for concrete help to those in need, and other forms of expression of solidarity. Below are only a few of the many, different initiatives.

  • EUA support for Ukrainian universities

    Following an initial statement of solidarity with Ukraine at the onset of the war, the EUA Council confirmed a number of measures to support Ukrainian universities, including the establishment of a task force on the post-war recovery of the country’s university sector, in April 2022.

    In addition, EUA has curated the following Twitter lists to relay information from the wider European higher education community: offers of support, and statements of support (March, April).

  • Support For Ukrainian researchers by the EU and Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions

    The information provided on this page is a summary of what the EU does to help Ukrainian researchers. It also contains useful links to Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) host organisations on how they can help Ukrainian researchers and their families.

  • Science for Ukraine

    Science for Ukraine is collecting information about practical support provided by the global research community to Ukrainian researchers and students. You can visit their website and follow the hashtag #ScienceForUkraine on Twitter.

  • ERA4Ukraine

    The European Commission has allowed more flexibility for the Erasmus+ programme to welcome students and staff from Ukraine for up to 12 months, and more targeted programmes to support scholars and students are on the way. The Commission has also adapted its EURAXESS network, which supports researchers internationally, so that it can assist Ukrainian scholars coming to Europe.


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    European University Association Statement on Ukraine

    Following the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, the European University Association (EUA), which represents more than 850 universities and national rectors’ conferences in 48 European countries, stands in solidarity with the university students and staff of Ukraine as well as with the entire population of the country.

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