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Overview of Ukraine's current state of education and science regarding Russia's aggression (as of July 11-23, 2022) [EN/UK] -Ukraine

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According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as of July 19, 2022, more than 9.57 million refugees have fled Ukraine to other countries since February 24, 2022.

According to the Ukrainian Public Prosecutor’s Office as of July 25, 2022, 358 children have been killed and 686 injured since the beginning of the war. This data does not include data on areas of active hostilities.

As of July 22, 2022, 2188 educational institutions were damaged by bombardment and artillery, of which 221 were completely destroyed.

On July 22, 2022, Ukrainian Minister of Education and Science Serhiy Shkarlet met with UNICEF Global Director of Education Robert Jenkins, Ukrainian UNICEF Representative Murat Sahin, and Education Program Experts. Both parties are preparing for the new semester, especially the availability and equipment of bomb shelters in educational institutions, providing textbooks for school children, training teachers in providing psychological support to participants in the educational process, digital to teachers. We talked about the provision of equipment. The Minister called on UNICEF to improve Ukraine’s reconstruction plan and provided expert support for its implementation.

On July 19, 2022, the first Deputy Minister Andrii Vitrenko and Director of Digital Transformation Dmytro Zavgorodnyi joined a high-level education group organized by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic. The main issues discussed during the event were the support of students’ digital skills and abilities, and the digital transformation of the education sector with a focus on cooperation between the EU and Ukraine after the end of the massive brutal invasion of the Russian Federation. Was dealt with. Andrii Vitrenko informed participants about the current state of education in Ukraine, presented post-war plans and talked about current challenges and the impact of the war on youth, education, training and the labor market.

On July 20, 2022, Deputy Minister of European Integration Oleksii Shkuratov met with Hungarian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Magyar Levente to discuss bilateral cooperation in education between Ukraine and Hungary. Assistance provided by Hungary to the Ukrainian people regarding the full-scale Russian war against Ukraine. Levente Magyar will provide Ukrainian citizens with 1000 state scholarships within the framework of the Hungarian government’s decision to help rebuild schools and hospitals in Kyiv and the Hungarian scholarship program «Stipendium Hungaricum». I informed my Ukrainian colleague.

The MoES team, in collaboration with the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior, State Emergency Services, and National Police, has provided guidelines for the head of higher education institutions, the head of the state’s military administration, on the preparation of educational institutions for the new 2022 /. 2023 and heating season. The guidelines include an explanation of civilian protection on the issues of armed aggression, occupational health and safety, and bomb shelter organizations in the Russian Federation.