Peace initiatives in Ukraine
During the difficult time we are living internationally as a result of the beginning of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the RUS community has been working to identify concrete actions related to the achievement of the goals of the 2030 Agenda, in particular the SDG16 "Peace, Justice and Sound Institutions", which promotes principles without which the action for the other Sustainable Development Goals would be limited and difficult to implement.
Therefore, RUS has joined both the appeal of the Conference of Italian University Rectors (CRUI) and the Network of Universities for Peace (RUniPace) irecognizing that the construction and consolidation of peace by peaceful means is a constitutive vocation of the Academy. A strong and immediate diplomatic action is the only way to deal with the complexity of the current conflict and the appeal of the Ministry of University and Research (MUR) ntends to ensure all necessary and effective support to promote concrete actions to host Ukrainian students, researchers and professors in universities, research institutions, and institutions of higher education in art, music and dance in our country. For this reason the MUR is collecting any kind of availability, in particular scholarships and accommodation, to host Ukrainian students, professors and researchers.
Read the Open letter for the peace in Ukraina written by RUS
Find on this page some of the actions that have been implemented by RUS Universities to deal with the emergency caused by the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.
Gran Sasso Science Institute - "Against war and discrimination"
On March 9th, the Rector of the GSSI was interviewed by RAI (TG Leonardo).
"The Gran Sasso Science Institute expresses its solidarity with the Ukrainian people and supports all possible actions aimed at the end of hostilities. In particular, we are close to the Ukrainian university community and, like many Italian universities, we are ready to host and support students and researchers. Basic scientific activity has historically been open and inclusive, and has represented ...
IUAV Essential goods collection for Ukrainian people
Iuav Student Senate has organised a collection of essential goods to support the Ukrainian people.
Iuav community can contribute with canned and non-perishable food; medicines and first aid products; personal hygiene products.
Collected goods are delivered to the collection point for Italian Caritas in Venice.
IUAV opens its doors to students, lecturers, and researchers from Ukraine.
In response to the appeal by the Italian Minister of University and Research Iuav has launched a series of welcoming initiatives to encourage the inclusion of Ukrainians in its study and research:
5 places for students in one of the bachelor's/master's degrees in Italian or the two master’s degrees in Architecture and Urban Planning for Transition in English.
5 places for PhD/postdoc students.
Politecnico di Bari - Call for the recruitment of n.10 Visiting Professors coming from Ukraine
Politecnico di Bari, among the available tools for an easier and faster implementation, has launched the Call for the recruitment of n.10 Visiting Professors coming from Ukraine (RD 266/2022) which, for the a.y. 2021/2022, is entirely reserved for the Ukrainian academic community.
The available budget currently allows the reception of ten Visiting, but further actions may be forseen to increase the resources and the number of beneficiaries.
Politecnico di Milano - Collection of aid for the Ukrainian population @Polimi
Following the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine, Polimi dedicated spaces and staff to run collection points on its campuses for goods to be sent to Ukraine, in collaboration with the non-profit organization Golfini Rossi. Over 500 boxes of basic necessities goods such as food, clothing, toiletries, medicines, and baby items have been collected and delivered to the non-profit organization. The initiative is currently ongoing.
Politecnico di Milano - Concert for Ukraine
Politecnico hosted a free event performed by Pink Tonic – Pink Floyd Tribute Band (www.pinktonic.it) during which a fundraising for the Ukrainian population has been promoted. Politecnico institutional partner was UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Since 1950 it protects and helps people forced to flee because of wars and persecutions all over the world. The event was held on Friday 8th of April.
Politecnico di Milano - Welcoming Ukrainian students, researchers and professors @Polimi
Politecnico di Milano, together with the other Italian universities, expresses deep concern about what is happening in Ukraine. It is also willing to welcome Ukrainian students, PhD students, researchers and professors who wish to apply to our university. Forms for requesting assistance are available on our website: www.polimi.it/en/landingpages/ukraine
Scuola Sant'Anna PISA - Many initiatives have been collected in a WEB page constantly updated
The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna has joined the CRUI appeal for a diplomatic action that leads to the solution of the conflict in Ukraine. On this page all the initiatives to stop the war and to promote concrete actions of solidarity and closeness to the Ukrainian population. The School supports unconditionally every attempt to reach a cessation of hostilities, a peaceful resolution and a full reconciliation
Università degli Studi del Molise - Activation of student scholarships and visiting professor positions
In the context of the humanitarian emergency for the war in Ukraine, the University of Molise activated scholarships to ensure educational continuity for students unable to continue their studies due to the war. Positions for visiting professors have also been foreseen.
Further information will be available soon on the institutional website www.unimol.it.
Università degli Studi dell'Insubria - Page on the University website illustrating the several initiatives
"Our university will do its part for the emergency in Ukraine. We promote the culture of solidarity, we share the aid actions put in place by civil society, we are next to the municipalities and institutions of Varese, Como and Busto Arsizio for the reception of refugees. And as a university we are called in particular to protect the right to study of young people who today are living the war"
Università degli Studi di Brescia - Initiatives in support of refugees from Ukraine and neighboring countries seeking international protection
Aiming to foster continuous educational and professional activities of displaced persons coming from Ukraine and neighbouring countries, that are going to apply for international protection, University of Brescia offers 6 grants of € 5.750,00 each reserved to students and allocates € 10.000 for receiving scholars as visiting professors.
Università degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale - Giving voice to the facts. The war in Ukraine
The rector's delegate for Dissemination of Culture and Knowledge, Ivana Bruno, and the director of the Department of Letters and Philosophy, Sebastiano Gentile, who will moderate the meeting, will be attended by Stefano Polli, Deputy Director of ANSA and for many years in charge of the Foreign Office, author of books and essays on international politics and agency journalism
Università degli Studi di Messina - Ceremony for the inauguration of the academic year - Doctorate honoris causa Rula Jebreal
On 1 March 2022, journalist and writer Rula Jebreal was awarded an honorary doctorate in political science for her outstanding contribution to combating violence against women and gender inequality. Among the many topics discussed were the Ukrainian crisis, the Palestinian situation, the protection of women's rights, democracy and human rights.
Università degli Studi di Messina - CONFERENCE "UKRAINE BETWEEN HISTORY AND THE PRESENT
On 7 March, Prof. Simone Attilio Bellezza (University of Naples Federico II) gave a telematic lecture on "Ukraine between History and the Present", organised by the Department of Ancient and Modern Civilisations.
Università degli Studi di Messina - COSPECS 2022 - NEW STUDIES AND RESEARCH
As part of a study day entitled "Cospecs 2022-New Studies and Research", a topical research conducted in Ukraine since the beginning of the military conflict with Russia in 2014 was presented on 2 March. The study focused on two historical events: the Euromaidan Revolution in 2014 and the implementation of the legislative reform to ban the use of the Russian language in public education in 2017
Università degli Studi di Messina - EU CREW: A EUROPEAN WAY OF LIFE - RULE OF LAW AND EUROPEAN UNION IN TIMES OF CRISIS
The inaugural round table of the Jean Monnet Module "EU CREW - European Citizenship and Rule of Law: Promoting our European way of life" was held on 24 March 2022. This project aims to give new impetus to the European integration process in response to growing nationalism in many Member States and to foster dialogue between the various national and local actors involved in promoting and implementing European policies.
Università degli Studi di Messina - Project for Ukraine
In the course of the Senate and Board meetings of the University of Messina, the Project for Ukraine was approved, which provides for the establishment of 50 scholarships worth 2,000 euros each for a total of 100,000 euros for students of Ukrainian nationality
Università degli Studi di Messina - The conflict in Ukraine in the international context: a historical perspective
On Thursday 21 April, an in-depth webinar was held on the placing of the conflict in Ukraine in an international context, in the presence of Professors Leopoldo Nuti, Professor of History of International Relations at the University of Rome 3, and Alberto Basciani, Associate Professor of History of Eastern Europe at the University of Rome 3
Università degli Studi di Messina - War today. Historical, political, legal and cultural profiles
On 22 March 2022, the Department of Political and Legal Sciences held a seminar on "War today. Historical, political, legal and cultural profiles". An encounter between different multidisciplinary approaches with the ultimate aim of analysing in depth the causes of the war in Ukraine.
Università degli Studi di Messina - WEBINAR "THE WAR IN UKRAINE AND THE WAYS OF PEACE"
On 10 March, a meeting was held with students from I.I.S. La Farina-Basile in Messina. The initiative, entitled "The war in Ukraine and the ways of peace, featured talks by teachers and experts and the testimony of a Ukrainian student.
Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia - Caravan for Peace
Over 96 associations took part in the caravan of peace, an initiative that saw numerous vehicles loaded with humanitarian aid depart from Italy to take to Ukraine. On their return, the vehicles loaded Ukrainian refugees to take them to Italy and the rest of Europe. Giulio Allesina, Unimore professor, participated and represented the University in this initiative
Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia - Geophysical Observatory for Peace
The Modena Geophysical Observatory and the Italian Red Cross, Modena committee, with the patronage of the University Network for Peace, organized a series of guided tours of the Observatory to raise funds for the ongoing humanitarian emergency. The dates of the visits were 17-18 and 19 March 2022. In total, about 120 citizens participated and more than 900 euros were collected
Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia - Unimore for Ukrainian students
A package of extraordinary measures to welcome, support and support university students from Ukraine: Unimore, together with the Region and the other Emilia-Romagna universities, opens its doors to female students fleeing the war, to allow them to continue their studies and training.
From Unimore 10 scholarships and exemption from university fees while ER.GO will take care of the accommodation, food and reception services
Università degli Studi di Padova for Ukraina
The Board of Directors of the University of Padua has allocated, following a motion of solidarity, 910,000 euros for scholarships and exemptions from student contributions, as well as fellowships for research activities, to be allocated to students and researchers from Ukraine.
A dedicated fundraising campaign has been launched in order to support those engaged in study or research activities who have obtained international protection.
Università degli studi di Pavia and the CRAL Ateneo Pavia with Globec and Universitiamo promotes a fundraiser for the purchase of medicines for Ukraine
(The) Cral Ateneo Pavia in collaboration with Globec UniPV and Universitiamo, coordinated by Prof. Gabriella Bottini, the Rector's Delegate for Public Engagement and head of the BridgeNET project "a humanitarian bridge for countries in difficulty", is promoting an initiative aimed at collecting medicines, baby products and medical aids to be delivered to the Ukrainian population during this time of great difficulty
Università degli Studi di Pavia EC2U – Fundraising launched by the University of Iasi (Romania) for Ukraine
The University of Pavia, as a member of the EC2U-European Campus of City-Universities European Alliance, adheres to the fundraising launched by the University of Iasi (Romania), also a partner of the Alliance. Since the first days of the tragic events in Ukraine, the University of Iasi has been facing the very serious refugee crisis, which is pouring into the city and the university campus, located a few kilometers from the border with Moldova and Ukraine.
Università degli Studi di Pavia. L’Ucraina post-sovietica come nazione politica
Wendsday 6 April 2022, at 4.00 p.m.: an extraordinary lesson "Post-Soviet Ukraine as a political nation" will take place online on Wednesday 6 April 2022, at 16:00.
Speaker: Simone Attilio Bellezza (University Federico II of Naples), author of "The Fate of Ukraine. The future of Europe", Brescia, Scholè, 2022
Università degli Studi di Perugia - March of Peace Perugia Assisi
The Perugia Assisi Peace March has been organised and promoted by the Perugino University. The Rector and numerous professors took part in the march. The peace message of the 2022 march was primarily aimed at Russia's invasion of Ukraine
Università degli Studi Roma Tre - Banners in support of Ukraine
Realization and billposting on the facades of university premises of pvc banners measuring 300x100 cm detailing the words: CIVILIZATION and CULTURE: there is no space for War, the banners background have the colours of the Ukranian flag yellow and blue and a fragment of Sistine Chapel fresco representing the encountering of the finger between God and Adam
Università del Salento - March of silence for peace
A "march of silence for peace" took place on Wednesday 16 March 2022. Gathered outside the campus, the participants silently marched along the streets of Fisciano with the flags of peace, inspired by the Uruguayan "Marcha del silencio" for the victims of State Terrorism and thus expressing their pain for the victims of armed conflict in Ukraine, their solidarity and the hope for a quick diplomatic solution
Università del Salento - UniSalento for Ukraine
UNISALENTOFORUKRAINE – OPEN CALL FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF N. 3 VISITING PROFESSORS AND VISITING SCHOLARS COMING FROM UKRAINE - seeking international protection. (✔ acquiring the status of Visiting Professor or Visiting Scholar, ✔ a gross compensation of € 1.000,00 per month, on the basis of activities carried out, up to a maximum of € 6.000,00 for 6 months, ✔ assistance for the processing of paperwork by the administrative offices of the Departments involved
Università del Salento - UniSalento for Ukraine
UNISALENTOFORUKRAINE – OPEN CALL FOR N. 10 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS COMING FROM UKRAINE (ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022) – actions to welcome and host students coming from Ukraine and seeking international protection (Exemption from fees, Free board and lodging for up to 6 months, A total flat-rate contribution of € 600,00, Free Italian language course, Assistance in dealing with administrative procedures and with the integrationinto university life
Università di Bologna for peace
The University of Bologna is fully committed to take concrete actions in favour of students, members of the academic scientific community as well as the entire population of Ukraine who are victim of the war.
In accordance with what has been stated by the Conference of Italian University Rectors, the University of Bologna conducts its academic activities following and promoting peace and dialogue.
Università di Pisa in support of peace in Ukraine
The Università di Pisa has joined the CRUI call for strong diplomatic action for the resolution of the ongoing conflict.
The University supports its Ukrainian students, with whom it is in constant contact through a Teams group.
Specific services and initiatives have been dedicated to Ukrainian students and academics.
A web page in the University website, constantly updated, collects news of initiatives and meetings scheduled."
Università per Stranieri di Perugia - Initiatives in support of the serious international crisis unfolding in Ukraine
Università per Stranieri di Perugia has deliberated several initiatives in support of the serious international crisis taking place in Ukraine including: the granting of n.5 scholarships for the attendance of degree courses, n.60 free enrollment in courses of Italian language and culture of the duration of three months, n.2 scholarships for visiting professor
Università per Stranieri di Perugia - Honorary Degree to Peter Maurer, President of International Committee of the Red Cross
The University for Foreigners of Perugia organized a ceremony to confer an honorary degree in "International Relations and Development Cooperations to Peter Mauer, the President of International Committee of the Red Cross. Here are his declaration: "My first priority is to alleviate the suffering of men, women and children caught up in wars and other situations of violence throughout the world”
Università per Stranieri di Perugia - Non-Sustainability of the war in the light of 2030 UN Agenda
The cycle of seminars intends to address the issue of conflict in the light of the United Nations 2030 Agenda on sustainable development. In fact, all wars compromise and nullifie the efforts made at a global level to pursue the sustainable development goals promoted by the 2030 Agenda. The conferences, opened to the participation of students, schools and civil society, will be held by academics and experts at the University for Foreigners of Perugia
Università Statale di Milano for Ukrainian Students
A Welcome and Integration Table has been set up to support students of Ukrainian origin enrolled at the University, already leading to the following actions: (i) for the Ukrainian student community (248 members) payments have been suspended in the face of specific problems; (ii) efforts are being made to accommodate in university residences free of charge students no longer able to meet housing costs; (iii) a call for applications is being prepared for 20 scholarships worth 6 thousand euros
University of Pisa. Series of seminars - Parallel Divergences. Ukraine and Russia at the test of history
On Wednesday, April 6, the cycle of seminars Parallel Divergences. Ukraine and Russia on the test of history, organized by the chairs of the Peace Sciences and History courses of the Department of Civilizations and Forms of Knowledge of the University of Pisa.
The cycle of seminars wants to be an opportunity to reflect on the current war, analyzing the theme in a historical and long-term perspective.