“The war between Russia and Ukraine changes our perspective again, after the COVID-pandemic. And again, the HU community shows that she is viable and involved, can act quickly and be flexible and is helping where people need us the most.” Thus, the president of the board, Jan Bogerd.
The same HU Community has created many initiatives to help Ukrainian refugees. Think about students volunteering from their study programs, honour projects, internships and practical assignments and the library, which started collecting money to donate.
Meanwhile, even municipalities are coming to us with questions surrounding education, welfare, healthcare, work, and housing. To connect all of these questions and initiatives from within the HU, we created the coordination centre; HU Oekraïne. We want to visualize the supply and demand and make the right connections between these two.
A lot has happened already, but we are confident we can do even more. So we are still looking for more initiatives from inside the HU. What does our region need, and what can we contribute as an education- and knowledge institution? What can and do our colleagues want to do?
With this project, the last thing we want is to exclude other students or colleagues with a refugee past or experience. We are working to adjust our project to address this delicate problem. In the meantime, we want to direct you to HU HOME. A place for all students with a refugee past or experience.