The Russian regime’s war against Ukraine, waged with relentless ferocity, fills us with horror and bewilderment. The human suffering, the immeasurable destruction of the country and the resulting streams of refugees show the senselessness and tragedy of war. We, as a university family, declare our solidarity with the people from Ukraine, as well as with all victims and opponents of the war, regardless of their nationality.
As a university family, not only are our thoughts with the affected people, but we also try to help and support them as much as we can. This applies not only to our employees and students from Ukraine who are members of our university, but also to their families and to the people coming to us for help, including many students and researchers.
Help and Advice for Refugees from Ukraine
The International Office has set up an e-mail address for inquiries from refugees who come from Ukraine and are studying at OTH Regensburg: ukraine(at)oth-regensburg.de. Advice and information are also available in Ukrainian.
At present, meetings on this topic are taking place at short intervals within OTH Regensburg. In addition to the intensive exchange with the University of Regensburg, the city of Regensburg and the arrival centre for refugees in Regensburg as well as Campus Asyl, Space-Eye, and other aid organizations, we are trying to establish contact with the students and teachers at our partner universities in Odessa and Kharkiv.
Bavarian Academic Center for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (BAYHOST)
The BAYHOST Coordination Office Ukraine offers an overview of funding opportunities for researchers at risk and for higher education institutions, support programmes for Ukrainian students, job exchanges and practical information after arrival in Bavaria. Advice is provided in German, English or Ukrainian. Further information here.
You want to help? The city of Regensburg has published a list of contacts on its website.
Interpreters, donations, parent-child groups, advice regarding the job market: Campus Asyl bundles a lot of information in one overview.
Space-Eye e.V. also organizes care for war refugees in Regensburg. A collection point for donations is at the Bücher Pustet branch at Regensburg University. Donations can be handed in here Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 4 pm. Above all, things for daily use are urgently needed.
The Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior, Sports and Integration also provides information about assistance in the Ukraine crisis.
Wish for Peace
Musical statement against the war in Ukraine: “Dona nobis pacem”, sung and played by the choir and orchestra of the University of Regensburg, OTH Regensburg, and the HfKM Regensburg (Video on YouTube).