President Ohno's Statement
Russia's invasion of Ukraine violates the most important fundamental principles of international law, namely the prohibition of the threat or use of force and the peaceful settlement of international conflicts, and is totally unacceptable. On behalf of Tohoku University, I strongly call for the immediate withdrawal from Ukraine of Russian forces and a peaceful solution to the dispute.
Tohoku University will continue to provide necessary support to the members of the Tohoku University community who are affected by this situation.
President of Tohoku University
March 1, 2022
Tohoku University has launched the Ukraine Humanitarian Support Fund for those in difficulty in Ukraine, where people are facing tremendous danger following the armed invasion.
In addition, Tohoku University will provide assistance to students who are unable to continue their studies in Ukraine and to researchers who have can no longer conduct research in safety.
This website will continue to update details of the assistance available as necessary and will function to facilitate the smooth delivery of aid to those who have found themselves in difficult circumstances.
Examples of Initiatives
Updated on August 5, 2022
Examples of initiatives currently underway
- We are taking care of procedures for those who are being evacuated from Ukraine to Japan.
We are providing, free of charge, accommodation and support for evacuees' daily life (including light, heating, and water) following their arrival in Japan.
One researcher was accepted in August. (The linked article is only in Japanese)
Two people were accepted at the end of April.
- Online classes are being provided to those who wish to continue their studies.
- We are responding to individual inquiries and suggesting supportive measures depending on the situation.
Examples of support we expect to provide in the future
- Providing an environment for education and research
(Acceptance of students on undergraduate and graduate courses taught in English, acceptance of students on exchange programs)
(Matching of collaborative research stays)
- Support for completing administrative procedures after coming to Japan
- Japanese language courses
Tohoku University International Support Center
Student Support Section (supportoffice*grp.tohoku.ac.jp)
Researcher Support Section (supportoffice-r*grp.tohoku.ac.jp)
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The Ukraine Humanitarian Support Fund
As part of wider support initiatives for all of society, Tohoku University and the Tohoku University Shuyukai Alumni Association have set up the Ukraine Humanitarian Support Fund.
Based on the university's ability to work on the global stage, and the experience and knowledge of providing emergency support gained following the Great East Japan Earthquake and the COVID-19 pandemic, the alumni network will be fully utilized to make connections with those who need support (for travel expenses, accommodation, workplaces, etc.)
For more information: Ukraine Humanitarian Support Fund website
To donate: Donation Application form