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Balazs Trencsenyi on the Invisible University for Ukraine

“It's also a form of therapy, in addition, of course, to the high quality of education they receive, and the credits they get for their courses are recognized by their home universities," Balazs Trencsenyi, lead researcher of our Democracy in History Workgroup said to HVG.

The Invisible University for Ukraine (IUFU) “is not just a one-sided educational situation. These students come with stories that they talk about amongst themselves and in front of the speakers,” he added.

The article covers the IUFU Winter School “Evidence and Truth – Reflecting on the War in Ukraine in a Global Context,” which kicked off with an exhibition opening by Emine Ziyatdinova, a London-based Crimean Tatar documentary photographer, and continued with lectures and workshops between January 21-28.

"In the spring, we organized four online mega-courses for 140 students from 30 institutions, involving 70 lecturers, while also offering mentoring and academic courses in English. In July, we met in Budapest and Lviv in the form of a summer school, where we worked with the students to develop the program for the next semester. On this basis, we continued in the autumn with 7 thematic courses online for more than 200 students, and we also provided research grants for 60 students," Balazs Trencsenyi said.

Applications for the Spring Semester are now open. Read more about the details here.

Read the full article (in Hungarian) here.

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