Ukrainian academic hasrequestedinstitutions around the globe to helppreserve the organisations that ran the destroyed universities in the country. Anzhela Stashchak, head of international relations at Kharkiv National Medical University, addressed delegates at IHEF on March 17, 2022, and said that they want to stay as organisations.
They want to retain their students and their staff and restore after the war finishes, continuing with the students and academic staff. She displayed imagesto the attendees of the meeting of the damaged Kharkiv city as a result of bombardment by the Russian troops. Almost all the universities in Kharkiv, Ukraine,have metthe same consequences withpictures of damaged main buildings, dormitories, and the central library from across the country. The ones completely deformed cannotbe used anymore, while others with broken windows can be still put to use.
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Stashchak has requestedtheir international partners and asked them if they could be the basis to ensure the programs of academic mobility to latch on with students to finish their academic years and to help them in a way to gain credits and maybe to graduate afterwards. The Ukrainian universities have alsobeen deprived of their laboratories, research materials, equipment, and other facilities.
She informed about an initiative of aConsultancy Group that is finding partners and forming strategic alliances with the Ukrainian universities to help and support universities. This initiative will contribute to making the universities feel attached. The research will be retained and besides research and quality assurance andwill help to bring research to another level in the future.
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Source: The PIE News