SCIENCE AT RISK Emergency Office

Providing counseling and emergency aid for academics affected by the war in Ukraine and political repressions in Belarus and Russia

I am a scholar / student at risk

At risk means affected by the war in Ukraine as well as politically persecuted in Belarus or Russia

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I would like to support scholars / students at risk

I am ready to provide colleagues from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia with practical advice, professional networking, etc.

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Russian government designates our parent organisation akno e.V. as an “undesirable foreign organisation”

The Russian Ministry of Justice added the Academic Network Eastern Europe to a list of “undesirable foreign organizations” on 4 December.

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Monitoring Report

Ukraine 2022-2023

Threats to science and higher education after the full-scale Russian invasion

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Monitoring Report

Russia 2022/2023

Persecutions in the academic sphere and forced emigration

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We are on Twitter

The Institute of Public Service and Administration of the Odesa Polytechnic National University, the Department of Political Science at the Alexander Dubcek University in Trenčin, the Faculty of International Relations at the University of Economics Bratislava,

We are launching a call for authors to implement our Monitoring Report 2024 on the state of science and higher education in Ukraine, academic freedom in Russia and Belarus. Please, spread the word and apply!

Interview zur Ausstellung

„Unissued Diplomas: Nie graduiert, für immer gewürdigt - studentische Kriegsopfer“

@osteuropa_tue @slavtueb @uni_tue @SWRpresse


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SCIENCE AT RISK Emergency Office is a project founded by the Academic Network Eastern Europe, akno e.V., that provides support to academics and students that have been affected by the war in Ukraine or by political repression in Belarus and Russia.

We are one of the few organizations that act as a point of contact for those affected, providing verification, counseling, and emergency assistance for at-risk scholars and students from that region.

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Academic Partners


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