Competence Network Interdisciplinary Ukrainian Studies Frankfurt (Oder) – Berlin (KIU)

About

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The KIU competence network is a four-year DAAD-funded project to strengthen Ukraine-related research, teaching, networking and transfer activities. The competence network, initiated and led by the European University Viadrina, includes the ZOiS, the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, the Freie Universität Berlin, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin.

The project aims at establishing a visible center of Ukraine-related teaching and research. Based on close scientific cooperation in the German capital region and in an international framework, innovative research, new academic courses and a successful transfer of Ukraine-related knowledge in and between science, politics, business and society will be ensured.

Dr. Susann Worschech

Academic Coordinator

News

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Applications for fellowships open

The KIU fellowships in Interdisciplinary Ukrainian Studies are out now. Three fellowships support innovative and significant research on topics related to Ukraine. Join KIU for your research and teaching on Ukraine. You are invited to apply until 30 July.

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Rewatch the livestream of the opening ceremony

On 11 July, the Competence Network Interdisciplinary Ukrainian Studies Frankfurt (Oder) - Berlin (KIU) was officially opened at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder). The livestream is available to rewatch at the Viadrina YouTube channel.

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Competence Network Interdisciplinary Ukrainian Studies (KIU) officially opened

The opening ceremony of the Competence Network Interdisciplinary Ukrainian Studies (KIU) was celebrated on 11th July 2024, a good five months after the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) made the decision to support the KIU in Frankfurt (Oder) – Berlin with 2.5 million Euros. During the ceremony, tangible and specific steps for action were presented and a debate was held on the role that Ukrainian studies will play in those steps.

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Media talk on the outlook of KIU

On 7 March 2024, Viadrina President Prof. Dr Eduard Mühle and Prof. Dr Gwendolyn Sasse, Director of the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS), gave an insight into the projects of the "Competence Network Interdisciplinary Ukrainian Studies Frankfurt (Oder) - Berlin (KIU)" during a media conference. Following the decision of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to fund a Ukraine Centre under the direction of Viadrina, they described the research and teaching projects in detail for the first time in public.

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Fellowships

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Fellowships

The KIU Research Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Ukrainian Studies supports innovative and significant research on topics related to Ukraine.

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