Roles and challenges of Academia during the war

Russia’s large-scale invasion has affected all spheres of life in Ukraine, including education. Deliberate aggressor’s attacks against Ukrainian educational institutions prove that Russia is aimed to deprive Ukraine of academia and intellectual life.

Some Ukrainian universities were physically destroyed or seriously damaged and, as a result, were forced to relocate. Another switched to online don’t of studying. The war changed everything, so now many professors and students ended up defending our country on the frontline and this creates additional problems for the whole sphere.

However, despite all the challenges the Ukrainian educational system faces, it adapts to life in a new extreme reality. Students organize competitions between different universities during the fundraising campaigns for the army, and professors lecture right from the trenches – and this proves that the Ukrainian spirit is unbreakable – and the victory will be ours!

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.

If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center –

NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians –

How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

👉🏻 Come back alive – (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc); 

👉🏻 CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);

👉🏻 UNITED 24 – (was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)

👉🏻 Army SOS – (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

👉🏻 Vostok SOS – (raising funds for various needs of the army);

👉🏻 Phoenix Wings – (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).