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Israeli universities give Ukrainians a chance to resume their educations

Israeli universities are raising the Ukrainian flag in a show of solidarity, but some are backing up the symbolic gesture by offering Ukrainian students and academics spots in their classrooms and opportunities on their campuses.

Hebrew University, the public research university based in Jerusalem, announced early this week that it will offer emergency aid to academics and researchers whose work has been put on pause. It offers qualified graduates the chance to continue their studies plus a $2,000 monthly stipend and free board in university dormitories.

It’s also offering free English-language courses and room and board to Ukrainian students pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

Tel Aviv University, Israel’s largest, is inviting Ukrainian students to apply for scholarships and will also provide living accommodations.The program is expected to cost the university about $300,000, according to The Times of Israel.

“We hope that other academic institutions, both in Israel and worldwide, will follow our example, and lend a helping hand to the Ukrainian people in this dire situation,” said Tel Aviv University President Ariel Porat.

Other higher education institutions reaching out include The Haifa Center for German and European Studies at the University of Haifa, which is offering a one-year science fellowship to a Ukrainian who holds a doctorate degree and is studying humanities, social sciences or law. The university will prioritize female scientists who have had to flee their country with children.

About 1.5 million people have fled the war so far, according to the United Nations.


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