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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The international conference "Historical Past and Contemporary Propaganda in the Global Context" will be co-hosted by the Smolny Beyond Borders Initiative at BCB and the Center for Comparative Research on Democracy of Humboldt University on June 7–8, 2024.

The conference aims to


On May 27, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. Kyiv time, a round table "Transformation of Ukrainian business during and after the war: entrepreneurial and social aspects" will be held at the Beketov Kharkiv National University of Urban Economy. The purpose of the round table is to characterize

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,

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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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