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UT researcher and EU affairs expert Shawn Donnelly about the war in Ukraine

‘We are in a war and we need to act like it’

In our weekly update with UT researcher and EU affairs expert Shawn Donnelly, he shares his views on the war in Ukraine and what it means for Europe’s quest for ‘strategic autonomy’. ‘Strategic autonomy starts with military independence, but it has knock-on effects. Even solving housing issues are part of creating ownership and control.’

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Walk-in café Ukraine in Bastille

The Student Union and the Human Resources department will host a ‘walk-in café’ in the Bastille, for whoever feels the need to talk about the war in Ukraine. Location of the café is the Global Lounge, to be opened this Monday.

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UT wants to get rid of Gazprom gas, but can’t until 2023

Because of the war in Ukraine, the UT wants to stop their deal with Russian gas supplier Gazprom. But according to the university, that won’t be possible until next year. ‘We can’t just cancel the contract.’

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UT wil van Gazprom-gas af, maar dat kan pas vanaf 2023

Vanwege de oorlog in Oekraïne wil de UT af van de Russische gasleverancier Gazprom. Maar dat kan volgens de universiteit niet eerder dan volgend jaar. ‘We kunnen het contract niet zomaar opzeggen.’

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Fund for UT students and staff affected by war in Ukraine

Twente University Fund has started a crowdfunding campaign to help UT students and employees from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. The goal is to collect 100.000 euros in this emergency fund.

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‘We are in a contest for survival with Putin’

In our weekly update with UT researcher and EU affairs expert Shawn Donnelly, he shares his views on the war in Ukraine, the response of the EU and the (geopolitical) future of Europe. ‘Putin says what he wants and he follows up on it. The threat is real and we should do more about it.’

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Cartoon #74 by LUVANE

The first Monday of every month LUVANE presents you with a freshly cooked campus cartoon. A plate full of tasty colors, flavored with a pinch of humor, and served to satisfy your sateless hunger for procrastination.

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Boycott on Russian academia, but not a witch hunt

Responding to a request by the Cabinet, higher education institutions and teaching hospitals are suspending all formal cooperation with Russia and Belarus. At the same time, they are offering support to students and staff affected.

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Boycot Russische wetenschap, maar geen heksenjacht

Op verzoek van het kabinet bevriezen universiteiten, hogescholen en academische ziekenhuizen hun formele samenwerking met Rusland en Belarus. Tegelijkertijd steunen ze getroffen studenten en medewerkers.

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‘This war has ignited a major European revolution’

With the war raging in Ukraine, UT researcher and EU affairs expert Shawn Donnelly sees a bigger development changing the course of Europe. ‘The EU has always been a major economic power, but never a military one. Now it will be.’

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Boycot Russische wetenschap, maar geen heksenjacht

Op verzoek van het kabinet bevriezen universiteiten, hogescholen en academische ziekenhuizen hun formele samenwerking met Rusland en Belarus. Tegelijkertijd steunen ze getroffen studenten en medewerkers.

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Boycott on Russian academia, but not a witch hunt

Responding to a request by the Cabinet, higher education institutions and teaching hospitals are suspending all formal cooperation with Russia and Belarus. At the same time, they are offering support to students and staff affected.

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Hoger onderwijs steunt Oekraïeners én Russen

Universiteiten en hogescholen schieten hun aangeslagen Oekraïense en Russische studenten en medewerkers te hulp. Overal worden inzamelingsacties gehouden en steunbetuigingen georganiseerd.

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Netherlands about to end academic collaboration with Russia

Following the line taken by the European Commission, Germany and Denmark, the Netherlands is also going to put scientific collaboration with Russia on hold.

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Nederland gaat academische samenwerking met Rusland staken

In navolging van de Europese Commissie, Duitsland en Denemarken gaat ook Nederland de wetenschappelijke samenwerking met Rusland in de ijskast zetten. Het kabinet komt deze week nog met een verklaring.

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Concerns among Russian UT employees: 'This is Putin's war, not ours'

Russian UT employees are also affected by the Russian invasion in Ukraine. They feel shame, but also worry about family and friends in their homeland. 'I am relieved that my grandfather and grandmother are not going through this anymore.'

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Zorgen bij Russische UT’ers: ‘Dit is Poetins oorlog, niet de onze’

Ook Russische UT-medewerkers zijn aangeslagen door de inval in Oekraïne. Ze voelen schaamte, maar maken zich ook zorgen om familie en vrienden in hun thuisland. ‘Ik ben blij dat mijn opa en oma dit niet meer meemaken.’

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