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Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne supports the Ukrainian Global University

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne has taken an active role alongside several French and international higher education institutions in the launch of the Ukrainian Global University (UGU), a global virtual educational and research network whose ambition is to help rebuild the Ukrainian higher education environment.

Initiated by the Ukrainian government as well as Ukrainian universities, including the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE), and civil society organisations, the UGU aims to preserve academic and scientific continuity despite the situation in Ukraine, but also to develop ideas and practices to build a new Ukraine. Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne has joined this ambitious international initiative in order to provide direct support to scholars, students, teachers and researchers who have been suffering from the war.

Following its long tradition of solidarity with scholars and students in exile, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne will also welcome Ukrainian researchers through the PAUSE programme, of which it is a key partner. The university is also committed to welcoming Ukrainian students in some of its courses in Paris, particularly within its university degree for students in exile (DU PEPS), but also among some of its delocalised courses in Bucharest and Sofia.

Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne stands in solidarity with Ukraine

The university's commitment to welcoming Ukrainian students and scientists reflects the tremendous solidarity expressed by its community since the beginning of the war. Among the many initiatives that emerged, the Panthéon-Sorbonne Foundation launched "Urgence Ukraine", a fundraising campaign to support students and faculty members directly affected by the crisis in Ukraine. Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne has set up donation points across several locations and provides psychological and financial support to students and staff affected by the situation. Scientific events to better understand the issues related to the conflict in Ukraine are also planned at the university.

Read more about the university’s response to the invasion of Ukraine (French)
Read the university’s press release (5th April 2022, French)