Go back

More UK universities partner with Ukraine

Image: Number 10 [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0], via Flickr

Universities UK announces 33 additional twinning partnerships

More partnerships have been announced between UK and Ukrainian universities under a twinning scheme organised by vice-chancellors group Universities UK.

On 29 March—the first anniversary of the scheme’s launch—UUK revealed 33 new partnerships to join more than 100 already established through the scheme, which helps UK universities to share resources with their Ukrainian counterparts.

The support has included donated ambulances and help to equip bomb shelters, as well as the provision of study placements, English classes and mental health support.

UUK set up the scheme with Cormack Consultancy Group and it received a £5 million funding boost from Research England in November. Funding for the latest partnerships has also been provided by Research England.  

The programme had “enabled Ukrainian campuses to stay open, academics to continue vital teaching and research activities and, most importantly, students have been given a lifeline to continue their studies”, UUK said.