The collection point on UT campus, where volunteers assembled humanitarian aid for Ukraine, collected about thirty boxes full of needed items. ‘We didn’t receive as much as expected, but we are grateful,’ says UT aid coordinator Oleksandr Mialyk.
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.’
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.
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.’
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.
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.
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.’
Following the line taken by the European Commission, Germany and Denmark, the Netherlands is also going to put scientific collaboration with Russia on hold.
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.
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.'
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.’
Ukrainian students and employees at the University of Twente started a campaign to help people affected by the war in their home country. They organized collection points in Enschede, including one on the UT campus, where people can bring needed items that will be sent to Ukraine.
More universities and institutions are following the lead of the German scientific community by boycotting Russia. But is it wise? The Dutch scientific community is still thinking it over.
Na de Duitse wetenschap volgen meer universiteiten en instellingen met een boycot tegen Rusland. Maar is het verstandig? De Nederlandse wetenschap denkt er nog over na.
If Ukrainian researchers seek refuge here, we should offer them a generous welcome, says professor Marie-José van Tol, who will shortly become the new chair of The Young Academy.
Als Oekraïense wetenschappers hiernaartoe vluchten, vang ze dan ruimhartig op, zegt hoogleraar Marie-José van Tol. Ze wordt de nieuwe voorzitter van De Jonge Akademie.
A war is raging in the home country of Ukrainian UT researchers Sergii Pud, Ivan Struzhko and Dmytro Polishchuk. All with family and loved ones back home, they share their thoughts on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. ‘We are bracing ourself and keeping chins up.’