Aarhus University Seal / Aarhus Universitets segl

Initiatives for Welcoming Students from Ukraine across Europe

Many European universities state that they are making provision to welcome students from Ukraine, but what is actually happening in practice? Four speakers will share their first-hand experience and all participants are welcome to share information and insights into other current initiatives in an informal way.

Oplysninger om arrangementet


Fredag 13. maj 2022,  kl. 13:00 - 14:30


Online (Zoom)


  • Uliana Furiv is a Ukrainian student at the University of Utrecht. She will share main results and insights from her research on "Armed conflict and displaced universities in Eastern Ukraine", which she carried out in 2015 and 2016. She will also provide insights on the current higher education situation in Ukraine.
  • Marie-Annick Mattioli is an academic at Paris University. She is in charge of a refugee welcome programme and her talk will focus on "Welcoming students from Ukraine in French universities: an urgent need to adapt existing French as a Foreign Language Programme and bridging programmes".
  • Catherine Gladwell is Chief Exec of Refugee Education UK. She will outline the response of the UK higher education sector to the war in Ukraine, providing an overview of the newly announced UK government policies in this area, and the responses of UK universities, both in terms of the support provided to students arriving from Ukraine, and support for those remaining in Ukraine or border countries.
  • Anastasia Kurysheva is a PhD student at the University of Utrecht. Her talk will bear on "Enhancing higher education opportunities for refugees in the Netherlands: the recent developments". She will address the main programmes currently developed or adjusted by Dutch higher education institutions to welcome students with various educational backgrounds from Ukraine.

This meeting is organized by the ‘Refugee Access to Higher Education’ working group of the project ‘European Universities – Critical Futures’
Hosted by the Centre for Higher Education Futures (CHEF), Aarhus University