Second conference on the war in Ukraine: exploring the impact on the science sector and supporting initiatives  

Join the ISC and ALLEA for a virtual conference on the war in Ukraine and coordinating a response to the issues around scientific collaboration and academic freedom. 20-22 March | Online 9:00 CET | 08:00 UTC

The war in Ukraine has brought attention to the global implications and consequences of wholescale attacks on higher education and science systems. It also highlighted the need for the science sector to play an active role during times of crisis to better prepare, protect, respond and rebuild, with a need for on-going coordination of programs, policies, and advocacy. 

To highlight the need for ongoing support to the Ukrainian higher education and scientific communities, the International Science Council (ISC) and the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA) are organizing a second virtual conference on the Ukraine crisis.

Entitled “One year of war in Ukraine: exploring the impact on the science sector and supporting initiatives”, the three-day event will take place virtually on 20-22 March 2023. 

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Second conference on the war in Ukraine

Join the ISC and ALLEA for a virtual conference on the war in Ukraine and coordinating a response to the issues around scientific collaboration and academic freedom.

20-22 March | Online
9:00 CET | 08:00 UTC

This event follow-up on a first conference held in June 2022 and its resulting report highlighting key recommendations to support academics, researchers, students, and higher education and science systems affected by conflict.

Conference on the Ukraine Crisis: Responses from the European Higher Education and Research Sectors

On 15 June 2022 the ISC and partners the All European Academies (ALLEA), Kristiania University College, and Science for Ukraine co-hosted the ‘Conference on the Ukraine Crisis: Responses from the European Higher Education and Research Sectors’.

Opened to all, this second conference aims to continue bringing attention and urgency to the situation in Ukraine, specifically its impact on academia and scientific research one year into the war. It will mobilize the scientific community to evaluate the support implemented within the past year and assess ways forward for improved assistance and post-conflict reconstruction.

The first day will gather high-level stakeholders for a series of plenary and panel sessions around the impact of the war on Ukraine’s higher education and science sector, a review of the 2022 responses to support the sector and reflection on increasing its resilience to crises.  

The second and third days of the conference include two focused sessions hosted by partner organizations examining professional development on research management & European integration (organized by Science Europe and the National Research Foundation, Ukraine), and the potential opportunities of scientific diasporas for continued international collaboration (organized by the Council of Young Scientists of Ukraine).

Both sessions will be of particular interest for individuals looking to develop their international scientific career and expanding scientific cooperation.

For more information on the programme and participants, refer to the agenda.


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