Support for Ukraine
ELLIS strongly condemns the invasion of Russia into Ukraine, and we are greatly concerned for the people who are suffering from this completely unjustified act of aggression. It is a threat to peace, freedom and democracy – some of the most fundamental European values which are also the base for research and academic collaboration.
Research institutions part of ELLIS Units offer support
The ELLIS network consists of 34 ELLIS Units in 14 countries. Most ELLIS Units are located at leading AI research institutions. Many of these institutions show their solidarity by offering support to people affected by the war, and in particular to members of the Ukrainian scientific community and their families.
With the list below we are collecting various initiatives and refer to further information on the websites of the respective institutions. There you will find the most recent updates, a full list of all support activities, contact information and references to further regional, national and international support initiatives and organisations.
ELLIS Unit Linz in Austria
The Johannes Kepler University Linz has introduced a number of initiatives to help Ukrainian students, researchers and scholars. JKU is involved in uniko's MORE initiative, helping those from a refugee background pursue an academic future and experience new perspectives in Austria. Moreover, a mobility program for Ukrainian students was put in place.
Read the full overview here and on this page.
ELLIS Unit Leuven in Belgium
KU Leuven has created an emergency fund that will be used for the employment, housing or mobility of Ukrainian students and researchers temporarily seeking a safe haven at the University.
Find out more here.
ELLIS Unit Prague in the Czech Republic
The Czech Technical University lists several support initiatives. CTU offers the possibility for applications for the provision of a scholarship for Ukrainian students and offers counselling service. The Career Center at CTU offers help to any Ukrainian students and their families who are looking for a job.
Find out more about all available initiatives here.
ELLIS Unit Helsinki in Finland
Ukrainian students studying at Ukrainian universities as well as degree students who have received asylum from Ukraine may apply to Aalto University for a separate right to study without tuition fees and with a scholarship.
Find out more about all the support measures offered here and on this page.
The University of Helsinki grants the right to complete non-degree studies to persons who have arrived in Finland and whose degree studies have been suspended at the Ukrainian higher education institution due to war. It has also launched a crisis fund to support researchers and students fleeing Ukraine who wish to move to Finland and conduct research or study at the University of Helsinki.
Click here for more information about all the activities.
ELLIS Unit Tübingen in Germany
The University of Tübingen has set up several initiatives to support students and researchers from Ukraine. Among the support actions are an emergency fund with research fellowships to support Ukrainian researchers at risk, a facebook group for Ukrainian students to inform about exchange opportunities and research stays, and links to further initiatives relevant for refugees and people affected by the situation.
Find the full list of support measures here.
ELLIS Unit Stuttgart in Germany
The University of Stuttgart has collected offers of support for people who need help or would like to help. The website contains information for refugees who would like to study at the university, a reference to the counselling service, and links to organizations that offer help to Ukrainian students and researchers.
View the full list here.
ELLIS Unit Darmstadt in Germany
TU Darmstadt appeals for donations for students who get into difficulties due to the war in Ukraine, offers counselling services for all students directly or indirectly affected by the war, and provides further information and links to regional activities of support.
Find out more here.
ELLIS Unit Saarbrücken in Germany
The Saarland University informs about funding opportunities for researchers at risk and refugees, offers psychological counselling and gives practical advice, for example related to the free public transport in Saarland for Ukrainian war refugees.
View the full list here.
ELLIS Unit Tel Aviv in Israel
Tel Aviv University (TAU) established an emergency fund to support research students from Ukraine. TAU is offering to host up to 20 research students from Ukrainian universities in all disciplines for a full semester. During their stay at TAU, scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to further their research through collaboration with TAU’s leading scholars and scientists.
Find out more about the program and the application process here.
VRAI group of Università Politecnica delle Marche and Università degli Studi di Macerata in Italy
The Vision Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (VRAI) group of Università Politecnica delle Marche and Università degli Studi di Macerata is supporting research activities of PhD students and research groups from Ukraine, e.g by covering costs for research stays with the VRAI group in Italy.
Interested scientists can find more information and contact details on this page.
ELLIS Unit Amsterdam in the Netherlands
The University of Amsterdam has listed a number of projects to help people affected by the war in Ukraine. Affected students with acute financial problems can apply for an emergency loan. This loan is aimed at all students from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus who experience financial hardship due to the war. Further measures include also a crowdfunding campaign for an emergency fund.
Read more about the different initiatives on this website.
ELLIS Unit Delft in the Netherlands
The Department of Cognitive Robotics at TU Delft offers jobs and internships for Ukraine refugees. Refugees with a MSc or PhD background in Robotics, AI, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science are invited to send an open application for temporary positions.
Find out more about the positions and the application process here.
ELLIS Unit Nijmegen in the Netherlands
Students at Radboud University in the Netherlands who are in severe financial distress due to the situation in Ukraine can make use of an Emergency Fund. Furthermore, the university offers psychological support.
Find out more about the support for students and staff here.
ELLIS Unit Lausanne in Switzerland
EPFL in Lausanne has collected information for everyone who is seeking support within EPFL or wants to help Ukrainian people from Switzerland. The overview includes counselling services for the EPFL community, a contact for financial support related to the situation in Ukraine, and links to international networks offering help to Ukrainian scientists.
More information about the different projects can be found here.
ELLIS Unit Zürich in Switzerland
ETH Zurich is also offering support in several ways: Students affected by the Ukraine crisis can turn to the Financial Aid Office and apply there for interest-free loans or scholarships without red tape. ETH Zurich is also prepared to welcome researchers and students from Ukraine and – as part of its emergency aid programme - is providing refugees from Ukraine with uncomplicated and rapid admission as "auditors".
Find out more about the activities here.
ELLIS Unit Cambridge in the UK
The University of Cambridge provides expert comments on the war in Ukraine, has launched a Ukrainian conflict student hardship fund and provides further support offers for affected students and staff.
Read about it here.
ELLIS Unit Oxford in the UK
The University of Oxford has collected expert comments on Ukraine and lists welfare services and other support measures for people impacted by the situation.
View the full overview here.
This page will be further updated. For additional input or questions you can send an email to supportukraine(at)ellis.eu.