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Sapienza for peace

The dramatic war scenario in Ukraine profoundly affects our university community, united in the principles of peaceful coexistence between peoples, solidarity and democracy. Sapienza is actively promoting initiatives to call for an end to all Russia's war operations and support the civilian population affected by the fighting.

On this page, you will find all the initiatives undertaken by Sapienza, such as the motion for peace and solidarity approved at the end of February and the highly-attended march for peace organised in the Main Campus together with other Lazio universities.

Supplies and donations are currently being collected to support Ukrainian people and refugees fleeing the war. Sapienza actively supports the victims of this conflict by also joining the fundraising efforts of the Italian Red Cross and the Comunità di Sant'Egidio.

The Sapienza Counselling Service for students, in collaboration with the Psychotherapy Centre of the Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology and Health Studies, has launched a counselling service for Sapienza students from Ukraine (one-to-one and group sessions). In addition, Ukrainian students in financial difficulty, studying at Sapienza, are exempt from paying the third instalment of their fees as established by the Ministry of University and Research (Mur).

Sapienza will be hosting Ukrainian scholars currently affected by the war for up to 6 months, thanks to new funding approved on March 15, 2022. The new call for visiting professors, which given the current situation, will prioritise scholars from Ukraine and the Russian Federation, is online. Deadline for applications: April 11, 12:00 noon.

On April 12, the via dei Marsi campus of the Faculty of Medicine and Psychology hosted the meeting for peace  È il cuore il paese più straziato.

Join the special edition of the Peace and Fraternity March Perugia-Assisi on Sunday, April 24! 

On May 9, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the Faculty of Political Science, Sociology and Communication Science organised a study day on Parole e politiche di guerra an opportunity to examine the current concept of war according to international law and constitutional provisions.

Following a special call for applications published in March to fund visiting professors who are at risk due to conflict, from June 2022, Sapienza will welcome 25 lecturers, 21 from Ukraine and 5 from the Russian Federation. The visiting professors will be able to continue their academic activities at Sapienza for four months.


Thursday, 07 April 2022

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