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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Monitoring Report

Ukraine 2022-2023

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

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Monitoring Report

Belarus 2020-2023

The state of academic freedom

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Monitoring Report

Russia 2022/2023

Persecutions in the academic sphere and forced emigration

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📢 We are deeply saddened and outraged by the recent missile attack on Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas, with whom SCIENCE AT RISK: Emergency Office signed a memorandum of cooperation last year. This attack not only threatens the development of science


🚨 The European Commission has announced a €10 million top-up for the MSCA4Ukraine initiative! 🌟 This will support around 50 new fellows, including doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. Applications open on 5 August.

Interested host organisations and researchers can start

📢 Call for papers!
Join the conference "(In)Visible Networks: Reconfiguration of the Russian Civil Society and Journalism in Uncertain Times" in Turkey, 7-11 Nov 2024. Discuss and rethink the work on Russian civil society post-2022. Deadline: 1 Aug 2024. No fee! More info:

Today is World Refugee Day, and we would like to shed light on the situation of scholars in and from Ukraine. Nearly 25% of scholars from Ukraine have left their homes and relocated abroad or to safer places within the country. You can learn more about the situation in our

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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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