#ScienceForUkraine: an Initiative to Support the Ukrainian Academic Community. “3 Months Since Russia’s Invasion in Ukraine”, February 26 – May 31, 2022

46 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2022 Last revised: 26 Jun 2022

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Michael E. Rose

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Sanita Reinsone

Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art, University of Latvia

Maksym Andriushchenko

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Marcin Bartosiak

University of Pavia - Department of Economics and Management

Anna Bobak

University of Stirling

Luke Drury

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

Marten Düring

Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History

Inês Figueira

NOVA Medical School|Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, NMS|FCM, Universidade Nova de Lisboa; Lisboa, Portugal

Elīna Gailīte

Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art, University of Latvia

Iryna Gozhyk

Saint-Gobain

Lucas Guimarães Abreu

Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) - Faculty of Dentistry

Irene Gutierrez

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Oleksandra Ivashchenko

Leiden University Medical Center

Kris Van Heuckelom

KU Leuven

Justine Jaudzema

Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art, University of Latvia

Katarina Jurikova

CIBIO, University of Trento; Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava

Anna Klos

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Johannes Knörzer

ETH Zürich

Ekaterina Kutafina

Department of Medical Informatics, Medical Faculty, RWTH Aachen

Mateusz Kwaśnicki

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Håkan Lane

Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane

Ilze Ļaksa-Timinska

Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art, University of Latvia

Brokoslaw Laschowski

University of Toronto

Annina Lattu

Tampere University; Graduate School of Education, Peking University

Megi Maci

Massachusetts General Hospital; Massachusetts General Hospital – MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MIND)

Katri Mäkinen-Rostedt

Tampere University

Maciej Maryl

IBL PAN

Maarten van Meerbeek

Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum

Olivier Morin

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Valentina Mosienko

University of Bristol

Albert Palou Vilar

BETA Technological Centre (UVic-UCC)

Karen De Pauw

Forest & Nature Lab, Ghent University

Marina Pelepets

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Matiss Reinfelds

Association of Latvian Young Scientists

Cristina Rujan

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Zhanna Santybayeva

Association Femmes & Sciences

Anya Skatova

University of Bristol - Bristol Medical School

Martin Vita

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ieva Weaver

Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art, University of Latvia

Magdalena Wnuk

IBL PAN

Robert Beckett

Auburn University at Montgomery

Date Written: June 15, 2022

Abstract

There was an immediate ad-hoc response of the international scientific community to help scholars from universities affected by Russia's war in Ukraine. Official government-backed funding programmes later allowed the ad-hoc help offers to be sustainable and stable. The #ScienceForUkraine initiative is a grass-root initiative that emerged out of the desire to help; initially created as a central database for the worldwide offers for help. Its 133 active volunteers engaged with policy-makers and funding bodies to improve support to the Ukrainian academic community.

The website scienceforukraine.eu became a central and well-known hub with a general database for help listings but also extensive curated link lists for further help. There were more than 120k visits in the past three months, 12k of which are reportedly from Ukraine. #ScienceForUkraine has many active country groups that flexibly respond to needs in their geographic area. Collecting information, creating posters for border stations, mentoring, consulting on how to organise transfers, and engaging with policy makers are some of the tasks performed by members.

#ScienceForUkraine is active on all major social networks to be in touch with both the Western academic community (primarily Twitter and LinkedIn) and the Ukrainian academic community (mainly Facebook and Telegram); whereas students are reached mostly via Instagram. The initiative fulfils an important function by transmitting information from one sphere to the other. #ScienceForUkraine recorded well over 2,600 support listings (one listing may be directed at several scholars). 15% of these were offered by German institutions (410), followed by French (227) and Polish (183) institutions.

Keywords: Ukraine, Russo-Ukrainian War, Academic Solidarity, #ScienceForUkraine

Suggested Citation

Rose, Michael and Reinsone, Sanita and Andriushchenko, Maksym and Bartosiak, Marcin and Bobak, Anna and Drury, Luke and Düring, Marten and Figueira, Inês and Gailīte, Elīna and Gozhyk, Iryna and Abreu, Lucas Guimarães and Gutierrez, Irene and Ivashchenko, Oleksandra and Van Heuckelom, Kris and Jaudzema, Justine and Jurikova, Katarina and Klos, Anna and Knörzer, Johannes and Kutafina, Ekaterina and Kwaśnicki, Mateusz and Lane, Håkan and Ļaksa-Timinska, Ilze and Laschowski, Brokoslaw and Lattu, Annina and Maci, Megi and Mäkinen-Rostedt, Katri and Maryl, Maciej and van Meerbeek, Maarten and Morin, Olivier and Mosienko, Valentina and Palou Vilar, Albert and De Pauw, Karen and Pelepets, Marina and Reinfelds, Matiss and Rujan, Cristina and Santybayeva, Zhanna and Skatova, Anya and Vita, Martin and Weaver, Ieva and Wnuk, Magdalena and Beckett, Robert, #ScienceForUkraine: an Initiative to Support the Ukrainian Academic Community. “3 Months Since Russia’s Invasion in Ukraine”, February 26 – May 31, 2022 (June 15, 2022). Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 22-13, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4139263 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4139263

Michael Rose (Contact Author)

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

Marstallplatz 1
Munich, Bayern 80539
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.ip.mpg.de/en/persons/rose-michael.html

Sanita Reinsone

Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art, University of Latvia ( email )

Mūkusalas street 3
Riga, LV1423
Latvia

HOME PAGE: http://www.sanitareinsone.lv/

Maksym Andriushchenko

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne ( email )

Quartier UNIL-Dorigny, Bâtiment Extranef, # 211
40, Bd du Pont-d'Arve
CH-1015 Lausanne, CH-6900
Switzerland

Marcin Bartosiak

University of Pavia - Department of Economics and Management ( email )

Strada Nuova, 65
Pavia, 27100
Italy

Anna Bobak

University of Stirling ( email )

Stirling, Scotland FK9 4LA
United Kingdom

Luke Drury

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies ( email )

10 Burlington Road
Dublin
Ireland

Marten Düring

Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History ( email )

UNIVERSITÉ DU LUXEMBOURG
2, avenue de l’Université
Esch-sur-Alzette, L-4365
Luxembourg

Inês Figueira

NOVA Medical School|Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, NMS|FCM, Universidade Nova de Lisboa; Lisboa, Portugal ( email )

Lisboa
Portugal

Elīna Gailīte

Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art, University of Latvia ( email )

Mūkusalas street 3
Riga, LV1423
Latvia

Iryna Gozhyk

Saint-Gobain ( email )

Courbevoie
France

Lucas Guimarães Abreu

Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) - Faculty of Dentistry ( email )

Brazil

Irene Gutierrez

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Oleksandra Ivashchenko

Leiden University Medical Center ( email )

Leiden
Netherlands

Kris Van Heuckelom

KU Leuven ( email )

Oude Markt 13
Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant 3000
Belgium

Justine Jaudzema

Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art, University of Latvia ( email )

Mūkusalas street 3
Riga, LV1423
Latvia

Katarina Jurikova

CIBIO, University of Trento ( email )

via Sommarive n. 9, Povo (TN)
Povo, Trentino 38123
Italy

Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava ( email )

SK-84215 Bratislava
Slovakia

Anna Klos

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Johannes Knörzer

ETH Zürich ( email )

Zürichbergstrasse 18
8092 Zurich, CH-1015
Switzerland

Ekaterina Kutafina

Department of Medical Informatics, Medical Faculty, RWTH Aachen

Pauwelsstr. 30
Aachen, 52074
Germany

Mateusz Kwaśnicki

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Håkan Lane

Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane ( email )

Am Alten Gymnasium
1-3
Neuruppin, Ost-ruppin 16816
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.mhb-fontane.de

Ilze Ļaksa-Timinska

Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art, University of Latvia ( email )

Mūkusalas street 3
Riga, LV1423
Latvia

Annina Lattu

Tampere University ( email )

Tampere, FIN-33101
Finland

Graduate School of Education, Peking University ( email )

Megi Maci

Massachusetts General Hospital ( email )

Boston, MA
United States

Massachusetts General Hospital – MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MIND) ( email )

Charlestown Navy Yard, 16th Street
Building 114
Charlestown, MA 02129
United States

Katri Mäkinen-Rostedt

Tampere University ( email )

Tampere, FIN-33101
Finland

Maciej Maryl

IBL PAN ( email )

Nowy Swiat 72
Warszawa, 00-330
Poland

HOME PAGE: http://maryl.org/

Maarten Van Meerbeek

Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum ( email )

Leiden
Netherlands
+31653958266 (Phone)

Olivier Morin

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Valentina Mosienko

University of Bristol ( email )

Bristol, BS8 1TD
United Kingdom

Albert Palou Vilar

BETA Technological Centre (UVic-UCC) ( email )

Vic
Spain

HOME PAGE: http://betatechcentre.com

Karen De Pauw

Forest & Nature Lab, Ghent University ( email )

Ghent, 9000
Belgium

Marina Pelepets

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Matiss Reinfelds

Association of Latvian Young Scientists

Latvia

Cristina Rujan

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

Marstallplatz 1
Munich, Bayern 80539
Germany

Zhanna Santybayeva

Association Femmes & Sciences ( email )

7, rue Lamennais
Paris, 75008
France

Anya Skatova

University of Bristol - Bristol Medical School ( email )

Tyndall Avenue, Senate House
Bristol, BS8 1TH
United Kingdom

Martin Vita

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ieva Weaver

Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art, University of Latvia ( email )

Mūkusalas street 3
Riga, LV1423
Latvia

Magdalena Wnuk

IBL PAN ( email )

Nowy Swiat 72
Warszawa, 00-330
Poland

Robert Beckett

Auburn University at Montgomery ( email )

College of Business
P.O. Box 244023
Montgomery, AL 36124-4023
United States

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