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Solidarity with Ukraine

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The Rector of the University, Professor Christian Tietje: “We deeply condemn the illegal invasion of Ukraine by President Vladimir Putin. On February 25, MLU and all of Saxony-Anhalt’s universities    signalled their solidarity with Ukraine.”

For us at MLU, the following things are now important:

  • We will do our utmost to support war refugees from the region who come to Halle.
  • We will assist students and doctoral candidates from Ukraine and the Russian Federation who are already here. They find the information they need on a special webpage by the International Office.
  • We are doing everything we can to prevent Ukrainian students, doctoral candidates and scientists at MLU from having to return to the war zone and are therefore in close contact with the federal and state governments.
  • The DAAD     and the DFG    have currently suspended funding for projects with Russian partners. We are following suit. At the same time, we pay tribute to the Russian scientists who courageously wrote an open letter against the invasion   . We are supporting applications for at-risk scientists as part of the funding programmes intended for this.

Information about offers of assistance

International Office

The International Office is helping Ukrainian and Russian students and doctoral candidates in the current situation.

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Preparatory College: Language courses for refugees

Several preparatory language courses for refugee applicants started at the Landesstudienkolleg Halle in May. Dates for further courses will be announced soon.

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Initiative Support learning German for Ukrainian Refugees

The "Initiative German Support for Ukrainian Refugees" collects materials for students who want to support learning German.

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Financial “Help for Foreign Students” (HauS)

Since 1994, the MLU association "Hilfe für ausländische Studierende e. V." (Help for Foreign Students - HauS) has been supporting students who have found themselves in need through no fault of their own. It is also currently helping affected students with financial resources.

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University Medicine opens outpatient clinic in emergency shelter

The refugees from Ukraine are dependent on fast and unbureaucratic medical care. The University Medical Centre Halle is now providing this acute medical care on site in Halle as part of its "Ukraine Help" initiative in the form of an outpatient clinic.

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Support from Studentenwerk

Those affected can contact Studentenwerk Halle for social counselling.

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War refugees from Ukraine: What possibilities are there for admission?

The Research Centre for Migration Law at MLU has prepared the handout “Possibilities for the Admission of War Refugees from Ukraine”.

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Ways to donate

Hilfe für ausländische Studierende e. V. (Help for Foreign Students - HauS)

Through membership fees and donations, the association, which was founded in 1994, supports foreign students who find themselves in need through no fault of their own.

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Ukraine Aid of the University Medical School

The University Medical Centre Halle (UMH) has set up a donation account "Ukraine Aid 2022". This money will be used, among other things, for bandages and other urgently needed medical materials.

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Aid for Ukraine: MLU is hosting two benefit concerts

The 9th and 10th of March 2022 at the university were dedicated to solidarity with Ukraine. Two benefit concerts raised 6,670 euros for the associations "Hilfe für ausländische Studierende" (HauS) at MLU and the Slawia Kulturcentrum e.V. in Halle. In addition to the concert by students from the Institute of Music, Media and Speech Sciences   , the MLU online magazine "campus halensis" also reports on the joint benefit concert with the Halle City Stages   .

University service collects donations for Ukraine

At the University of Halle's semester opening service on 4 April in Halle's Marktkirche, 410 euros were collected for the associations "Hilfe für ausländische Studierende" (HauS) at MLU and the Slawia Kulturcentrum e.V. in Halle.

Great Spring Concert: more than 5,000 euros donated

At the University's Great Spring Concert on 29 April, a total of 5,110 euros was donated in aid of students, academics and researchers affected by the Ukraine war.

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