President Zelensky Urges US Universities to Help Rebuild Ukraine’s Higher Education System

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MAY 19, 2022 (1)

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This news is about the direct request of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to US universities  to provide the expertise in defense, cybersecurity, aeronautics, and healthcare that is needed to rebuild his country’s war-torn economy and infrastructure. As they planned returning to on-campus teaching and research on a post-pandemic environment earlier this year, an invasion happened which brought Ukrains higher education into much bigger crisis. It is good to know how American universities replied and express their willingness to an immediate assistance with an assuring quote “count on us”. 

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President Zelensky Urges US Universities to Help Rebuild Ukraine’s Higher Education System

In an hour-long video conference, US universities vow to help counterparts in Ukraine with reconstruction and in enabling them to play a wider role in repairing the war-torn economy Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has urged universities in the US to provide the expertise in defense, cybersecurity, aeronautics, and healthcare that is needed to rebuild his country’s war-torn economy and infrastructure. Earlier this year, Ukrainian universities were planning a return to on-campus teaching and research after two years of COVID-19 enforced virtual operations. But the Russian invasion has now propelled the higher education system into a much bigger crisis.

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