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Higher education wants swift decision on students from Ukraine

The Cabinet must decide ‘in the very near future’ how much tuition refugee students from Ukraine will have to pay in September, and whether they will be entitled to student financing.

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Hoger onderwijs wil snel duidelijkheid voor studenten uit Oekraïne

Het kabinet moet ‘op zeer korte termijn’ besluiten hoeveel collegegeld vluchteling-studenten uit Oekraïne in september moeten betalen en of ze recht hebben op studiefinanciering.

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‘If there is a moment to upgrade military aid to Ukraine, it is now’

In our weekly update with UT researcher and EU affairs expert Shawn Donnelly, he shares his views on the war in Ukraine. This time about the NATO enlargement, the call for military aid and Mariupol potentially becoming the new Stalingrad.

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Lowering the temperature: warm sweaters, icy fingers and electric heaters

While sun and pleasant temperatures dominate this week's weather report, the lowering of the heating at the UT proves to be an ongoing topic at the coffee table. 'If the temperature goes down two degrees, I will work from home from now on.'

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Thermostaat omlaag: dikke truien, ijsvingers en elektrische kachels

Hoewel zon en zomerse temperaturen het weerbericht van deze week domineren, blijkt het terugdraaien van de thermostaatknop op de UT een belangrijk gesprek aan de koffietafel. ‘Als de temperatuur twee graden naar beneden gaat, werk ik voortaan thuis.’

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Additional emergency funding for Ukrainian students

The Cabinet has allocated another 2.5 million euros in emergency funding for students hit by the war in Ukraine. 2.3 million euros will be shared by institutions in higher education and the rest will go to secondary vocational education (mbo).

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Extra geld voor noodsteun aan studenten uit Oekraïne

Het kabinet heeft nog eens 2,5 miljoen euro uitgetrokken voor noodsteun aan studenten die getroffen zijn door de oorlog in Oekraïne. 2,3 miljoen euro wordt door universiteiten en hogescholen verdeeld en de rest door het mbo.

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Extra geld voor noodsteun aan studenten uit Oekraïne

Het kabinet heeft nog eens 2,5 miljoen euro uitgetrokken voor noodsteun aan studenten die getroffen zijn door de oorlog in Oekraïne. 2,3 miljoen euro wordt door universiteiten en hogescholen verdeeld en de rest door het mbo.

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Additional emergency funding for Ukrainian students

The Cabinet has allocated another 2.5 million euros in emergency funding for students hit by the war in Ukraine. 2.3 million euros will be shared by institutions in higher education and the rest will go to secondary vocational education (mbo).

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'The images from Bucha call for more aggressive sanctions'

In our weekly update with UT researcher and EU affairs expert Shawn Donnelly, he shares his views on the war in Ukraine. This time about the terrible images from Bucha, the increasing sanctions and Joe Biden. ‘In the next phase of this war, I fear that the Russians will finish Mariupol and raze it to the ground.’

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‘This war threatens our future education’

The Ukraine Emergency Fund for students and staff has already raised over 30,000 euros. ‘It does not matter if it is a student from Russia, Ukraine or Belarus, they are all young people working for their future and we should help them.’

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Shawn Donnelly: ‘Russia missed the opportunity to modernize’

In the Amphitheater, U-Today together with Studium Generale held a Q&A with Shawn Donnelly on Thursday afternoon. The assistant professor of Technology, Resilience & Europe shed his light on the war in Ukraine and focused on the role of the EU. ‘Europe is funding the Russian war machine.’

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Shawn Donnelly: ‘Rusland liet de kans liggen om te moderniseren’

In het Amphitheater hield U-Today samen met Studium Generale donderdagmiddag een Q&A met Shawn Donnelly. De universitair docent Technology, Resilience & Europe liet zijn licht schijnen op de oorlog in Oekraïne en ging vooral in op de rol van de EU. ‘Europa financiert de Russische oorlogsmachine.’

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Q&A on the war in Ukraine

What does Putin want, how should Europe react and what about the sanctions? Together with Studium Generale, U-Today is holding a Q&A on the war in Ukraine on Thursday afternoon. Shawn Donnelly, assistant professor Technology, Resilience & Europe, will answer questions from the audience in the Amphitheater (Vrijhof).

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NuTwente seeks help in housing Ukrainian refugees

UT researcher Sergii Pud has co-founded an initiative ‘NuTwente’ dedicated to helping Ukrainian refugees. After three weeks of existence, the organization already arranged more than two hundred host families ready to receive refugees. ‘Our main goal is to help with housing, communication and care.’

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'My parents haven't been to the bomb shelter for days'

Ukrainian UT students saw Russia invade their country exactly one month ago. How are the students doing now, who have to watch the war from Twente with dismay? 'It's strange how quickly Ukrainians now say they are doing well.'

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‘Mijn ouders zijn al dagen niet meer in de schuilkelder geweest’

Oekraïense UT’ers zagen precies een maand geleden dat Rusland hun land binnenviel. Hoe gaat het nu met de studenten, die de oorlog vanuit Twente met lede ogen moeten aanzien? ‘Het is raar hoe snel Oekraïners nu zeggen dat het goed met ze gaat.’

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Walk-in café Ukraine ‘not about politics, but sharing your story’

To provide the UT community with a space to share their thoughts and emotions about the war in Ukraine, the Student Union and the Human Resources department turned the Global Lounge in the Bastille into a ‘Walk-in Café’ last week. While attendance has been relatively low, Student Union board member Godelieve Brasz sees its added value.

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