Ukraine's War Damaged Universities Seek Help to Survive
Vjollca Krasniqi, a professor at the Philosophy Faculty at the University of Pristina, said they are exploring ways to help Ukrainian scholars and students, and more widely, the people of Ukraine. ‘We need a scholarship scheme for Ukrainian students but also for professors who could become visiting professors at the University of Pristina and other public universities,” Krasniqi told BIRN. “Governments in the region have pledged to stand with Ukraine, so our universities should open their doors to Ukrainian students, because academic solidarity is a very important segment of this,” she added. Meanwhile, in a noisy place in Lviv, western Ukraine, Yuliia Kokoiachuk is dealing with her students as they help displaced people.
“We can’t stay just away [from helping displaced people] because our state services cannot handle all the challenges. Kokoiachuk, director of the Bachelor Program in Social Work at the local Catholic University, is also trying to get in contact with academic colleagues all over Europe to push their universities to help students and professors from Ukraine. “We have a huge list of needs and every country can be helpful. Krasniqi and her colleagues in Kosovo are also trying to help Ukrainian researchers document and investigate abuses and human rights violation during the war.
“It’s a time of a kind of post-truth, with a strong wave of propaganda, and for that reason we need more academic work and voices from Ukraine,” she said. Kokoiachuk’s classes also currently comprise only about half of the normal number of students and most of them are female. “Most of the students are now engaged in the war, at the front or with other tasks.
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