What is UNE?
The University of New Europe is an academic institution in the making which will offer research, teaching, and dialogue on European politics, culture, society and climate in a global perspective. In response to Russia’s war in Ukraine, its initiators are also engaged in supporting scholars, students, and cultural workers at risk with a mentoring network.
We, a collective of academics and activists from leading European institutions, are united by the vision of a future University of New Europe (UNE) as a shared space of learning, research, and dialogue. We believe that higher education provides the soft power necessary to explore and respond to the challenges Europe is facing.
UNE will unite and empower students and staff from across Europe, with special attention to those parts of the continent affected by Russia’s war in Ukraine and areas where intellectual freedom is at risk. By allocating at-risk positions to students and staff also from conflict zones outside Eastern Europe, we create an inclusive, globally oriented space for knowledge and debate. Working with international partners, UNE seeks to employ and advance social sciences and humanities for transforming the way Europeans understand their continent in global contexts, both in war and in peace.
Solidarity & Benefit Concert for Ukraine
The concert will take place in the 17th-century Lutherse Kerk in Amsterdam for 450 people, and it will also be available for everyone around the world to watch and listen to through a livestream.
Doctoral positions at Södertörn University
Södertörn University is a higher education institution in Stockholm that conducts education, research and collaboration for sustainable societal development. Our campus is located in Flemingsberg, 19 minutes from central Stockholm on the commuter train. The university has six academic schools that provide education and research in the humanities, social sciences, technology, natural science, police studies and teacher education. A great deal of our research deals with issues relating to the Baltic region.
NIAS Safe Haven Fellowship
The NIAS Safe Haven fellowship is set up to support scholars, artists, writers and journalists who are not able to do their work in their current location because of the consequences of the war in Ukraine. The call for 2023/24 is open from 16 January – 15 March.
PHILAPS. Philosophy, History, Literature, Anthropology, Politics, Sociology
The interdisciplinary PHILAPS seminar is an open space for academic exchange between social scientists and humanities scholars across Eurasia. We hope to address diverse intellectual challenges transcending disciplinary boundaries. That said PHILAPS would by no means ignore present national and political ruptures. Trustful dialogue starts with engaged talking through attitudes, approaches, and data
accumulated within particular research projects. Seminar participants are brought together by
attentiveness to different languages both academically and literally.
FAQ Akno/UNE mentor program
We are aware that some of you are participating in the Akno/UNE mentoring programme in very difficult circumstances, and we hope that the programme offers some relief. Please scroll through the list to go to the section that interests you. For further questions please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNE book series “New Europes”
The book series is intended to provide a focal point for this network of expertise in the area of the Social Sciences and Humanities
What do we do?
We raise funds and support for a future University of New Europe;
We host a database with emergency resources worldwide for scholars, students, and cultural workers at risk.
We curate a book series titled ‘New Europes’
We organize the UNE mentoring programme for students, scholars, and cultural workers affected by the war in Ukraine or at risk across other East-Central, Eastern European and Central-Asian localities;
Since the spring of 2021, we have actively lobbied for a new university, in cooperation with both national and European authorities and NGOs, as well as scholarly, political, military, and legal experts who support our cause. Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022, we have combined these activities with offering immediate support to students, scholars, and cultural workers at risk with a mentoring network.
First and foremost, the UNE mentoring network reaches out to the vast number of colleagues, students, and cultural workers who are affected by the war in Ukraine; second, we seek to support those at risk across other East-Central, Eastern European and Central-Asian localities. To this end, the mentoring programme matches international scholars and professionals with students, scholars, and cultural workers at risk who are looking to find a new job, funding opportunity, accommodation, remote support, or who seek more general advice.
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