Umeå University shows solidarity on Ukrainian independence day

23 August 2022

24 August marks the Independence Day of Ukraine. Consequently, Umeå University will be raising the Ukrainian flag on campus on this day.

24 August marks the Independence Day of Ukraine.


Ukraine's ambassador to Sweden has asked the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions to hoist the Ukrainian flag on 24 August in honour of the Independence Day of Ukraine. Together with several other municipalities, health regions and universities around Sweden, Umeå University will also show its solidarity and support for Ukraine during the Russian invasion by decorating campus with the Ukrainian flag.

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Umeå University would also like to call attention to a fundraising campaign aimed at supporting Ukrainian students at Umeå University who migrated to Sweden as a consequence of the war. As these students are not entitled to student grants or loans, this leads to difficulties for the students to afford their living costs.

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