Find out more about these initiatives, including those organised by the UEA community, below.

University twinning and research symposium

UEA is proud to have twinned with the Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University. Together we will share hope, ideas, support, resources and expertise. This collaboration is part of the Universities UK International (UUKi) initiative, showcasing how twinning partnerships between UK and Ukrainian universities are making a positive difference during this humanitarian crisis. 

A collaborative research symposium will take place on Wednesday 14th December 2022. Academic staff from each university can join thematic discussions around each university’s research themes - Culture, Creativity and Belief, Rethinking Society and Health, Human/Natural Environments.

Suggestions for research content can be directed to Matthias Neumann, Professor of Modern History, at UEA.

Register to attend the symposium

Funding Opportunities: UKRI is still to announce funding but we expect around £5 million to support joint research between twinning partners. In addition, XTX have announced 15 million Euros over three years to support student/academic fellowship and capacity building.

University of Sanctuary 

UEA is now supporting more than 20 sanctuary students through a variety of different scholarships schemes including the Masters Sanctuary scholarships, which were released in direct response to the war in Ukraine.

Sanctuary students supported through scholarships at UEA are from a variety of countries. This includes Ukraine - alongside Afghanistan, Syria and other countries directly affected by conflict.

Aurora Network fundraiser for Karazin Kharkiv National University

The Aurora Network, a network of European universities, have created a support programme for its associate partner, Karazin Kharkiv National University in Ukraine. You can now make donations for essential equipment, including laptops, printers, and generators for electricity for their staff and students displaced by the war.

To make a donation, use the following account information, making sure you include the description Donations for Karazin Kharkiv National University:

Vereniging netwerk van universiteiten Aurora, Amsterdam
Reference: Donations for Karazin Kharkiv National University
BIC code ING bank

If you have any questions, please email Anne-May Janssen, Aurora Secretary General on

CareerCentral: providing careers advice to those affected by the war 

CareerCentral provides all students and recent graduates, including those affected by the war in Ukraine, with a facilitative, non-judgemental environment to explore career decisions and next steps. The service is available both on campus and remotely. Please contact to learn more about the full service for graduates or visit their website. Please note that they cannot advise on Visa’s or offer therapeutic interventions.  

Donating money 

  • The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. DEC charities and their local partners are in Ukraine and in neighbouring countries providing food, water, shelter and medical assistance.  
  • Cara (the Council for At-Risk Academics) provides urgently needed help to academics in immediate danger, those forced into exile, and many who choose to work on in their home countries despite serious risks. Cara also supports higher education institutions whose work is at risk or compromised.   
  • The British Red Cross Ukraine Appeal supports people affected by the conflict with supplies of food, water, first aid, medicines, warm clothes and shelter  
  • UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) helps displaced people reach safety and rebuild their lives, from emergency relief for civilians on the front lines of conflict, to delivering healthcare, education and livelihoods for families trapped in limbo when they can’t return home.

Further advice and guidance

  • Ukraine Advice Project is an organisation providing free UK immigration legal advice for people fleeing Ukraine.  
  • Refugee Action supports refugees and people seeking asylum. Visit their website for useful information on the support they provide and also how you can get involved.