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 invites higher education institutions, organisations and networks, ministries, donor organisations and other actors, in Europe and beyond, to share information about their initiatives for supporting higher education in Ukraine.Get involved
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. See the members of the task force.
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.
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.
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.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation invites all Ukrainian researchers currently working in Germany, Ukraine and elsewhere, as well as members of the broader academic community, to join a digital networking forum. Since the outbreak of the brutal war waged by the Russian Federation against...view more
The European Commission is proposing to further extend the temporary protection for people fleeing Russia's aggression against Ukraine from 4 March 2024 to 3 March 2025. This will provide certainty and support for more than 4 million persons enjoying protection across the EU. The EU activated...view more
This webinar is organised by Scholars at Risk Europe as part of MSCA4Ukraine, an EU-funded fellowship programme for displaced researchers from Ukraine. EUA is part of the porject consortium. The webinar will address open science principles and practices in the EU and how open science can...view more
The UK-Ukraine Twinning initiative, launched in 2022 as a response to the war in Ukraine, is looking for new applications from European partners. Twinning is an institution-to-institution partnership framework to support Ukrainian higher education, both through short-term aid and long-term...view more
The European University Association (EUA) presents a set of recommendations on sustaining...read more
Following the publication of the first version of the 2023 Erasmus+ Programme in November 2022, a new version of the document was published in December 2022. An integral part of the 2023 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals, the amended Programme Guide includes a new sector-specific priority in the...view more
The MSCA4Ukraine scheme, funded under the EU's Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, offers dedicated fellowships to support researchers from Ukraine, enabling them to continue their work at academic and non-academic organisations in EU member states and Horizon Europe associated countries, while...view more
As the war in Ukraine continues, the results of this survey of EUA’s collective members provides...read more
The European University Association (EUA) has established a new task force to support the reconstruction of the Ukrainian higher education system. The decision to establish this task force was one of several taken in support of Ukraine during the Association’s Council meeting in Budapest on 27...view more
On 21 June, the EUA Board approved the application for full collective membership by the Union of Rectors of Higher Education Institutions of Ukraine, taking the number of national rectors’ conferences represented within EUA to 35. The Union of Rectors of Higher Education Institutions of...view more
The European University Association welcomes the European Commission’s recent announcement of a new scheme - MSCA4Ukraine - to be funded under the Horizon Europe programme’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. As part of the EU’s response to the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine,...view more
Science for Ukraine, All European Academies (ALLEA), Kristiania University College, and the International Science Council (ISC) are jointly organizing a half-day online conference on 15 June 2022 from 9.00 -14.00 CEST entitled, “The Ukraine crisis: responses from the European higher education and...view more
Network of Universities of Small Countries and Territories (NUSCT) Rectors gathered at the 4th NUSCT Rectors’ Annual Meeting at the University of Greenland, in Nuuk, Greenland, on 3 May 2022. EUA Secretary General Amanda Crowfoot was a guest speaker. During the meeting, NUSCT Rectors...view more
The online forum: “Higher education quality assurance in the wartime” will take place on 24 May at 14.00 CEST. The forum is organised by the National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance, with the support of the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine, within the project “Promoting Rule of...view more
At its meeting at Budapest University of Economics and Technology on 27 April, the EUA Council approved a set of actions to assist the Ukrainian higher education sector. EUA recognises the importance of engaging in a reflection on the medium- to long-term post-war recovery of Ukraine and its...view more
This brief provides a snapshot of how the Russian Federation’s invasion is impacting Ukraine’s...read more
EUA member University of Warsaw launched a new initiative called The Study Visits Programme for Ukrainian Students and Doctoral Candidates at the University of Warsaw. It aims to help students and doctoral candidates from Ukrainian universities to conduct research at the institution. The...view more
At the request of the European Commission, the European Training Foundation (ETF) has created a resource hub that aims to support recognition, education and work for the people fleeing Ukraine. It contains information for Ukrainians about recognition, education and work in the EU Member States,...view more
EUA member Vytautas Magnus University announced an open competition for teaching and research staff positions. In light of the recent situation in the Baltic region, the university seeks to attract more foreign scientists and lecturers, including those who were forced to abandon their jobs in...view more
The Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC) of the European Commission in cooperation with CIMEA, the Italian ENIC-NARIC centre, is organising a webinar on the Ukrainian higher education system, its qualifications (including qualifications granting access to higher...view more
Both Russia and Ukraine are part of the European Higher Education Area and participate in the Bologna Process Follow-up Group and its workgroups. In a joint statement several members of the Bologna Process, among them EUA, condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine as a clear violation of the...view more
The Russian Union of Rectors (RUR) has issued a statement (in Russian), which supports the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation. The European University Association (EUA) Board has therefore taken the decision to suspend the membership of those universities whose leaders have signed this...view more
The European Students Union, the Erasmus Student Network, the European Union of Jewish Students, the European University Association, Scholars At Risk, the Tertiary Refugee Student Network and the Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund reiterate the Statement addressing...view more
The PAUSE program opens a special call for emergency assistance to Ukrainian researchers in danger, through an emergency fund granted by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. An emergency financial aid to finance the stay of a Ukrainian researcher, and his/her family...view more
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...view more
Today 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. EUA is shocked by...view more
In view of the situation in Ukraine, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany is allowing Ukrainian researchers to be nominated until 18 March 2022 in the current call for applications of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has launched the 11th call...view more
The presentation is now available. The Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine prompted an immediate display of support by higher education and research...Read more
The EU-funded MSCA4Ukraine offers dedicated fellowships to support researchers from Ukraine, enabling them to continue their work at academic and non-academic...Read more