Exiled Ukrainian scientists: Universities help refugees

FGalina Nesterenko has very little understanding of one thing. When there is a fight at home, when your own house is bombed, neighbors disappear, acquaintances fight in front and mobile phones ring every few minutes because someone wants to say they are fine – then, in these moments, half a minute he presses photo Spending hours wasting time posing for. “The world has changed,” Nesterenko said. “In Ukraine, Donbass has been at war for eight years. And I, living in Kiev, did not realize that this was my war, that the same Russian troops could attack Kiev. ” Germany, he believes, is making a similar mistake right now.

Nesterenko has been in Wiesbaden for about two weeks. Anger and gratitude are now very close for the 44-year-old professor from Ukraine. Outraged by what is happening in their country and from their point of view, the Germans are going on as before. Gratitude for being safe. “I’m lucky to be here,” he said. Nesterenko actually works as a professor of information and innovation management at the University of Kyiv. He now holds a scholarship to a business school program at the Rhine-Maine University of Applied Sciences, which supports refugee Ukrainian scientists for six months. According to Rainer Wade, who is responsible for coordinating the department, 15 Ukrainians applied in one week in early March. Nesterenko fled with his daughter and was awarded one of four scholarships.

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