Memorandum of Understanding signed with Kyiv School of Economics

By City Press Office (City Press Office), Published

City, University of London has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kyiv School of Economics, a member of the Ukrainian Global University which is an umbrella organisation representing a range of high-profile Ukrainian institutions.

The Ukrainian Global University was launched in collaboration with the Office of the President of Ukraine and is endorsed by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Kyiv School of Economics are a partner institution in the European Social Survey, which is headquartered at City. The agreement makes City one of a growing coalition of higher education partners across the world showing solidarity and extending practical support to help Ukraine overcome the devastating consequences of war.

The coalition aims to rebuild Ukraine’s shattered education system by supporting university students, scholars and tutors through scholarships, fellowships and postgraduate programmes. The initiative unites educational institutions from around the world in their support for Ukrainian students and academics as the conflict enters its third month.

The wide-ranging agreement is expected to lead to more specific collaboration in the areas of education, research and exchange in the months and years ahead. Commenting on the significance of the agreement, City's President, Professor Sir Anthony Finkelstein said:

“This MoU reflects our commitment to the reconstruction of Ukraine, embedding the values of democracy and learning that are a key bulwark against violence and oppression.”

The agreement follows the President’s statement on the war on Ukraine and a range of comment and analysis by City academics.

Byline: Laura Southerland, Global Engagement Manager.