Ukraine@viadrina

Ukraine@viadrina

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The Russian war of aggression against Ukraine is an attack on peace and democracy in Europe and it also affects us as European University Viadrina. We deeply condemn this attack and we stand in solidarity with our students, partners and friends from and in Ukraine. We also stand with the people in Belarus and the Russian Federation who are speaking out against this war.

Ukraine has been one of our key topics at Viadrina for many years. On this website you will find an overview of events, research on Ukraine, support as well as a compilation of our academic experts.

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Viadrina Center of Polish and Ukrainian Studies

Seminars, Conferences, Research

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Founded in July 2023, the Viadrina Center of Polish and Ukrainian Studies (VCPU) merges the Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies and the Chair for Entangled History of Ukraine into a new research institution at the European University Viadrina. The VCPU focuses on interdisciplinary research on Polish and Ukrainian history and the present day, as well as on the transfer of science-based and up-to-date knowledge about Poland and Ukraine to the public.

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News

Viadrina Präsident Prof. Dr. Eduard Mühle

"Ukraine must not be left out of the public eye"

On 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine, thereby extending the war of aggression against Ukraine that had been ongoing since 2014. The European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) has seen itself as a place of unrestricted solidarity and in-depth cooperation with Ukraine, and not just since this turning point, as President Eduard Mühle points out.

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Funding for joint teaching and research

The Taras Shevchenko University in Kyiv and the Viadrina have successfully raised funds to strengthen teaching and research on Ukraine. The “Lysiak-Rudnytsky Ukrainian Studies Programme” of the Ukrainian Institute, a counterpart of the German Goethe Institute, is making a total of 10,000 euros available for the cooperation between the two universities in 2024.

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Makeiev: "The common European future unites us"

On 4 May 2023, the day of his inaugural visit in Brandenburg, the Ukrainian Ambassador, Oleksii Makeiev, came to the Viadrina for the first time. After a visit in the President's Office, he discussed questions from students and employees in the Senatssaal. They were particularly interested in his expectations: of German universities, of Ukrainian students and of the German discourse on Ukraine.

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Ukrainian President Zelensky speaks to Viadrina students

Students from the Viadrina and Berlin universities had the opportunity to talk to Volodymyr Zelensky in a video livestream. The President of Ukraine expressed his gratitude for the international support and gave an insight about job opportunities for Viadrina students in Ukraine (article in German).

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Events

24
Feb
Saturday 17.00

Demonstration: "Defend Freedom"

12
Mar
Tuesday 10.00

Language Course Ukrainian - Beginner

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19
Mar
Tuesday 10.00

Language Course Ukrainian - Advanced

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Teaching and training about Ukraine

Chair of Entangled History of Ukraine

The Chair of Entangled History of Ukraine conducts cross-border and cross-disciplinary research on the tragic and surprising history, culture and society of Ukraine. It focusses on the entanglements of Jewish, Ottoman, Polish, Russian and Soviet history and cultural studies. Prof. Dr Andrii Portnov organises discussions, lectures and exchanges on his YouTube channel, among other things.

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Language centre: Ukrainian

The Viadrina Language Centre of the European University Viadrina invites interested people and students to learn Ukrainian. In addition to language skills, knowledge about the culture, geography and history of the country is also taught.

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Summer school Viadrinicum

Every year, the Viadrinicum summer school addresses a new topic related to the post-socialist space (peace processes, inclusive urban planning, post-migrant society and migration). In August, international students and doctoral candidates, cultural workers and committed people from civil society develop their own artistic or research-oriented projects in different online and on-site formats.

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Viadrina support for students and researchers from Ukraine

VIA-Support for Ukraine

Information and contact persons at the Viadrina Office for International Affairs for pupils, students, doctoral candidates, academics and employees who fled Ukraine.

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Viadrina Fast Track

The Viadrina Fast Track enables international students, who normally cannot study in Germany immediately after graduating from school in their home country, to start their studies at the European University Viadrina directly. Attendance at a Studienkolleg or previous studies in the home country are not necessary. Participation in the programme is free of charge.

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Ukraine digital

With "Ukraine digital: Securing academic success in times of crisis" from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), the European University Viadrina supports teachers and students from Ukrainian universities with scholarships, digital teaching assignments and further training, thus securing the connection to the Ukrainian higher education system.

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Securing Futures

The project "Securing Futures: Educational and Research Biographies", supported by the DAAD, goes beyond mere support measures. The project offers refugees from Ukraine as well as students and researchers living in Ukraine a perspective for their academic and professional future. It also intends to strengthen the resilience of the Ukrainian education system.

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Apply for assistance from the Viadrina support and emergency fund "Ukraine"

The Viadrina supports students and researchers with the help of donations

The European University Viadrina Foundation Frankfurt (Oder) has set up a Viadrina Support and Emergency Fund for Ukrainian students and researchers and those who have fled Ukraine. The donated money facilitates the arrival for the affected people in Frankfurt (Oder), assures security, enables them to study at the European University and opens paths into the German academic system.

The funds raised, which amounted to around 100,000 euros in spring 2023, were used for: support on arrival, accommodation and help with daily needs, psychological counselling, scholarships and fellowships. Those in need can apply for help and support here.

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Partner universities

National University of Kyjiw Mohyla Academy

Ukrainian Catholic University in Lwiw

Karazin Charkiw National University

Taras Shevchenko University of Kyjiw

Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University

Bohdan Khmelnytsjyi National University of Cherkasy

Kyjiw School of Economics


Our academic experts on Ukraine

culture and language

Research associate of the joint project European Times (EUTIM)

topics:

  • Ukrainian literature
  • translation from Ukrainian and Russian to German

contact: presse@europa-uni.de

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Research associate at the Viadrina Language Centre, Ukrainian

topics: 

  • translation: Ukrainian-German
  • teaching language practice, Slavic linguistics, language contact and sociolinguistics
  • Ukrainian as foreign language in the context of other Slavic languages

contact: presse@europa-uni.de

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Associate member at the Center of Polish and Ukrainian Studies

topics:

  • maledictology
  • works of Ukrainian modern writers in German translation
  • special languages
  • German and Polish borrowings in the Ukrainian language

contact: presse@europa-uni.de

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Associate member at the Center of Polish and Ukrainian Studies

topics:

  • Ukraine in German media
  • German-Ukrainian relations
  • Ukraine after 1991
  • German and Polish borrowings in the Ukrainian language

contact: presse@europa-uni.de

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Chair of Eastern European Literature

topics:

  • literature and cultural history in Ukraine
  • Jewish studies
  • non-simultaneity in the cultures of Central and East Europa
  • avantgarde und avantgarde theory including Jewish and Ukrainian avantgarde

contact: presse@europa-uni.de

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economy

Chair of corporate taxation and auditing

topics:

  • Ukrainian tax system

contact: presse@europa-uni.de

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Chair of international Environmental economics

topics:

  • sustainable reconstruction of war-torn Ukrainian cities

contact: presse@europa-uni.de

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history

Chair of Dictatorship and Democracy. Germany and Eastern Europe from 1914 to the present (in cooperation with the ZZF Potsdam)

topics:

  • contemporary history of Eastern Europe
  • European dictatorships
  • violence research

contact: presse@europa-uni.de

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Chair of culture and history of Central and Eastern Europe

topics:

  • history of Russia, Poland and East and Central Europe, focal points especially in the 18th to 20th century
  • minority issues in East and East Central Europe
  • border conflicts and border shifts in the 20th century

contact: presse@europa-uni.de

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Research associate at the Center of Polish and Ukrainian Studies

topics:

  • energy infrastructure in Eastern and East-Central Europe
  • transnational electricity, oil and gas pipelines
  • former Eastern Bloc countries

contact: presse@europa-uni.de

 

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Director of the Center of Polish and Ukrainian Studies

topics:

  • Polish-Ukrainian relations
  • Polish-Ukrainian migration relations

contact: presse@europa-uni.de

 

 

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Research associate at the chair of Entangled History of Ukraine and Center of Polish and Ukrainian Studies

topics:

  • Ukrainian history in the 20th and 21st century
  • history and remembrance politics in Eastern and Central Europe
  • religious and nationalities policy in the Soviet Union

contact: presse@europa-uni.de

 

 

 

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Director of the Viadrina Center of Polish and Ukrainian Studies and Chair of Entangled History of Ukraine

topics:

  • history of Ukraine
  • urban history and migration in East Ukraine
  • memory history in the Polish-Russian-Ukrainian triangle

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Chair of European contemporary history

topics:

  • history of violence and dictatorships in the 20th century
  • comparative empire history
  • historical processes of Europeanization and history of concepts of Europe

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Chair of Heritage Studies

topics:

  • building and urban planning history (modern times, modernity)
  • cultural heritage studies
  • preservation of historical buildings

contact: presse@europa-uni.de

 

 

 

 

 

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law

Chair of international law

topics:

  • international law

contact: presse@europa-uni.de

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Research associate at the chair of public law, esp. public international law, European law and foreign constitutional law

topics:

  • international law
  • cyber warfar, cyber espionage

contact: presse@europa-uni.de

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Chair of international law

topics:

  • international law, in particular peacekeeping law (UN Charter), law of armed conflict, international law of the sea
  • EU common foreign and security policy

contact: presse@europa-uni.de

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Chair of Polish law

topics:

  • compliance
  • integrity management
  • AML – anti-money-laundering

contact: ​presse@europa-uni.de

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Adjunct chair of international law, Eastern law and comparative law

topics:

  • international law
  • Eastern law
  • human rights
  • protection of minorities

contact: presse@europa-uni.de

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Junior chair of criminal law, criminal procedure law and economic criminal law

topics:

  • sanctions law
  • commercial criminal law
  • criminal prosecution

contact: ​presse@europa-uni.de

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peace and conflict studies

Institute of Conflict Management / Center for Peace Mediation

topics:

  • dealing with conflicting goals, dilemmas and polarised attitudes in conflict mediation
  • dialogue between pro-Ukrainian and pro-Russian perspectives

contact: presse@europa-uni.de

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Institute of Conflict Management / Center for Peace Mediation

topics:

  • peace mediation, esp. use of interests as a lever for conflict mediation
  • international law dimension of mediation processes

contact: presse@europa-uni.de

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Associated partner at the Institute of Conflict Management

topics:

  • conflict resolution
  • reconciliation
  • post-conflict peacebuilding
  • alternative dispute resolution
  • mediation and dialogue

contact: t.kyselova@ukma.edu.ua

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politics and society

Professor for Digital Studies, European New School of Digital Studies

topics:

  • digitalization, media and data practices
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • disinformation, propaganda and geopolitical imaginaries

contact: presse@europa-uni.de

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Chair of European Studies (IFES) / Dean of the faculty of social and cultural sciences

topics:

  • Pan-European significance of the conflict
  • aspects of Russian politics
  • reactions in Germany

contact: presse@europa-uni.de

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Research associate at the Center for Polish and Ukrainian Studies

topics:

  • relations Ukraine-Germany
  • relations Ukraine-Poland
  • Ukraine during the First and Second World War

contact: presse@europa-uni.de

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Project management „Ukraine Calling“ and summer school Viadrinicum

topics:

  • civil society in Ukraine
  • dialogical knowledge transfer: science ↔ civil society
  • networking of more than 90 organisations in Germany, Ukraine, Belarus and Poland from civil society, culture and education

contact: presse@europa-uni.de

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Sociologist at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lwiw and currently DAAD guest lecturer at Viadrina

topics:

  • internal displacement in Ukraine
  • Ukrainian migration movements
  • paramilitary

contact: presse@europa-uni.de

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Research associate at the Center for Polish and Ukrainian Studies

topics:

  • borders, border demarcations and border conflicts
  • nationality issues in the Soviet Union
  • minority issues in Ukraine
  • history of Russia and the Soviet Union

contact: presse@europa-uni.de

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Research associate of European Studies

topics:

  • civil society in Ukraine
  • resistance and revolutions in Ukraine
  • democratisation and external democracy promotion
  • cultural development, German-Ukrainian cultural relations
  • German-Ukrainian town-twinning arrangements
  • transformation and Europeanisation (theoretical perspective on Ukraine)

contact: presse@europa-uni.de

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