DUAG members speak out & act


Conference talks/ Invited lectures/ Webinars

Nataliya Butych, managing director of the German-Ukrainian Academic Society e.V., moderates the panel discussion “Medical support for Ukraine between emergency aid and future scenario” in Hannover on 25 February 2024.

Conversation with Professor Andriy Portnov  “Unity as one of the key concepts of Ukrainian history” within the series of Ukrainian-language lectures, organized by the Centre for Polish-Ukrainian Studies at the Viadrina University, together with the NGOs Helping Hands Blaue Brücke e.V. and Vitsche Berlin at the European University Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder) on 22 January 2024

Prof. Olga Garaschuk: Panel discussion organised by MDB (Grüne) Chris Kühn in Tübingen on 22.11.2023, with the Chairman of the Committee on European Union Affairs, Anton Hofreiterth and Prof. Klaus Gestwa, Director of the Institute for Eastern European History and Regional Studies at the University of Tübingen. See also an article in Tagblatt

Prof. Olga Garaschuk: Panel discussion HUMBOLDT4UKRAINE: How can science become an engine for rebuilding Ukraine?, organized by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Berlin on 1.11.2023. Allso see an article “Recommendations for rebuilding Ukrainian science and academia

Prof. Olga Garaschuk: Panel discussion at the Event organized by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (BBAW), 19 December 2022

Dr. Oksana Seumenicht: Panel DiscussionScience Diplomacy and Realpolitik: The war in Ukraine” at the international conference which debated the current state of “Science Diplomacy: between Scientific Collaboration and Realpolitik“, Prague, 13 December 2022, organized by EuroScience – the European Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology in collaboration with the Committee for Education, Science, Culture, Human Rights and Petitions of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. Program & Video

Prof. Andrii Portnov: Rethinking East European Studies in Times of Upheaval: Some Reflections on Ukrainian Studies in Germany (and Not Only), TRAFO Blog series addresses questions on the state and future of East European studies, 29 November 2022

Prof. Olga Garaschuk: Ukraine: ein blinder Fleck auf der mentalen Karte Europas? 14 November 2022, Justus-Liebig-Universität-Giessen, part of the President’s Lecture Series: Our War? The future of Ukraine and the reordering of the world.

Falling Walls Science Summit 2022, Berlin, 8 November 2022: Background Table “Wissenschaft in der Ukraine”, Presentation by Dr. Oksana Seumenicht, Programme Director MSCA4Ukraine, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation/ DUAG member (slides)

Conference for academics affected by the war in Ukraine (Online): “Chance for Science Conference 2022: “, 8-9 September 2022: Presentation “#StandWithUkraine: It is a marathon, not a sprint”, Dr. Oksana Seumenicht, MDC/ UKRAINET, videoslides

Online discussion, in German, “Das ukrainische Kulturerbe in Russlands Angriffskrieg/ The Ukrainian cultural heritage and the Russia`s invasion” co-organised by our Chair together with the Robert-Havemann-Society and the German-Ukrainian Forum, with Prof. Dr. Andrii Portnov, 26 July 2022

International XVII Summer School in Odesa (1 July 2022): Online-Talk “Funding opportunities to support career development through academic mobility” Dr. Oksana Seumenicht, MDC/ UKRAINET

Berlin4Ukraine: Meet & Learn (Berlin, 30 June 2022), the Part I of the video-recording  includes “The introduction to the German science system” by Dr. Oksana Seumenicht, MDC/ UKRAINET, in Ukrainian), starting at 25’45” till 1h 3’10”, slides, Dr. Oksana Seumenicht, MDC/ UKRAINET

Online event #StandWithUkraine: The role of academic community in wartime (31 May 2022), jointly organised by Polonium Foundation, UKRAINET& Polish Young Academy (AMU PAN)Video-recording (Dr. Anna Grebinyk)

Online Seminar: For Ukraine: The German Science System – Overview and First Orientation, organised by the jobsite academics in cooperation with the German Scholars Organization (18 May 2022). Panelists:

  • Dr. Oksana Seumenicht, Research Development Manager at Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) & Founder of the German-Ukrainian Academic Society/ UKRAINET and
  • Nataliia Sokolovska, Project Manager at Alexander von Humboldt Institute.

You can download the presentation (.pdf) and recording (.mp4, duration 01 hours, 13 minutes, 59 seconds, 235,2 MB).

In German, “Krieg und Frieden. Vergangenheit und Zukunft der UkraineWar and Peace. The Past and the Future of Ukraine” with Kateryna Mishchenko, Martin Schulze-Wessel and Andrii Portnov, held at the Institute for Advanced Study Berlin, 28 June 2022

Körber-Stiftung: Der Krieg gegen die Ukraine: ein historischer Wendepunk with Prof. Dr. Andrii Portnov , 25 April 2022

Chance for Science Conference 2022: Conference for academics affected by the war in Ukraine, organised by Chance for Science gUG (haftungsbeschränkt), Universität Leipzig. Online, 22 April 2022:

Webinar (in Ukrainian) “War 2022 and support of Ukrainian scientists/ Війна 2022 та підтримка українських науковців”, organised on 03 April 2022 within the framework of Наукові зустрічі / Scientific meetings by Scientia Conventibus 

Das Ukraine-Bild in Deutschland und die Ukraine-Forschung in Krisenzeiten with Prof. Dr. Andrii Portnov 

YouTube video about Ukrainistik in Deutschland zur Zeit des Krieges by Prof. Dr. Andrii Portnov 

YouTube videos about the current situation in German Ukrainian Studies (in Ukrainian), Ukrainian (and East European) Studies Now. Conversation 1st and Conversation 2nd by Prof. Dr. Andrii Portnov 

Radio/ Interviews/ Podcasts:

Amal BerlinGoogle Maps не покаже: карта українських місць Берліну, with Dr. Olesia Lazarenko, 28 September 2022

Podcast: Meridian – #8Ukrainian universities and the war – with Dr. Oksana Seumenicht (MDC, Berlin, Germany), Meridian – Der Wissenschaftspodcast des Berlin Center for Global Engagement. The podcast episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. The science podcast of the Berlin Center for Global Engagement (BCGE)

Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) Radio: European Union without Ukraine is not viable (in Polish) with Prof. Dr. Andrii Portnov, 21 March 2022

Prof. Dr. Andrii Portnov at Słubice TV (in Polish), 11 March 2022

Interview mit Prof. Nechyporenko sowie Dr. Anna Grebinyk und Dr. Sergii Grebinyk (TH Wildau) #solidaritywithukraine (in German)

German Radio (DLF), in German: Campus und Karriere 05 March 2022, komplette Sendung: Folgen des Ukraine-Kriegs, Guests:

  • Prof. Joybrato Mukherjee, President of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • Dr. Oksana Seumenicht, Co-founder and Managing Director of the German-Ukrainian Academic Society/ Research Development Manager at the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC)
  • Tobias Stüdemann, Head of the Liaison-Office of the FU Berlin in Moscow

Radio Essen: Angriff auf Ukraine: So reagieren Ukrainer in Essen, including interviews of DUAG members Dr. Kateryna Loza and Dr. Oleg Prymak, as well as Dr. Viktoriya Sokolova, 4 March 2022

Articles & Blogs:

  • EssayUkraine Between West and Different Easts” by Andrii Portnov, published by the Center for Intellectual History, University of Oxford, 14 July 2022
  • Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ): Viel mehr als ein Land der Opfer with von Prof. Dr. Andrii Portnov, 18 April 2022
  • Prof. Dr. Halyna R. Shcherbata (Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany): The Russian invasion of Ukraine: a humanitarian tragedy and a tragedy for science, EMBO Reports e55164; https://doi.org/10.15252/embr.202255164, This commentary has been endorsed and signed by the EMBO Young Investigators and former Young Investigators (list is included), 11 April 2022