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UEF expresses support for Ukrainian students and staff members

The University of Eastern Finland condemns Russia’s military action in Ukraine and expresses its support for Ukrainian students and staff members.

The University of Eastern Finland is an international and multicultural community with students and staff members representing over 100 nationalities. The recent events in Ukraine are causing concern within our community.

There are Ukrainian students, doctoral researchers and staff members in our academic community, and the university will contact them to offer support. We wish to express our support to them and their families, and to everyone in our academic community who are concerned about the events in Ukraine. More than ever, we need to stand together despite our roots and backgrounds and offer our support to those in need.

The university has set up a team to coordinate actions resulting from the situation in Ukraine and is preparing support measures.

Support is available to students and staff members. A list of providers of help for students is available in Kamu, and staff members may turn to the occupational healthcare provider, Terveystalo.

For further information, please contact:

Rector Jukka Mönkkönen, University of Eastern Finland,

Director of Administration Tuomo Meriläinen, University of Eastern Finland,