Humanitarian Aid Hub
Our deepest sympathy goes to everyone affected by the ongoing crises in Ukraine and other parts of the world, whether personally, through family and friends, directly or indirectly. We are also aware of personal engagement of many individuals among WU's faculty, staff and students, who have been dedicating their energy, skills and resources to humanitarian relief work. Thank you!
Welcome to Vienna Guide
Our dedicated student volunteers compiled a guide with useful links and tips for refugees and asylum seekers in Vienna. To the best of our knowledge first of such kind in Austria!
Much of the information is specifically for newcomers from Ukraine. We hope some of it will also prove useful for individuals who are fleeing persecution and violence in other countries.
Please share with anyone to whom it this guide could be helpful!
A special thanks to Teresa Riosa for compiling a spreadsheet of online platforms and other tools for learning German. It includes:
Language exchanges where you can meet people and practice your German
Click here: Learning German
The list includes free and paid offers for learning the language, from beginner to advanced levels.
Additional information for students and scholars from Ukraine. CLICK TO EXPAND
Please share a link to STaR Humanitarian Aid Hub if you know a student or researcher who may be in need for help.
Hotline numbers and other important information! If you are a Ukrainian citizen or hold a different non-EU passport (third country national) but happened to be in Ukraine for working or studying, visit the website of the Austrian Federal Agency for Reception and Support Services.
Click here: https://www.bbu.gv.at
Also good to know:
Austrian Academy of Sciences, Joint Excellence in Science and Humanities (JESH): https://stipendien.oeaw.ac.at/stipendien/jesh-ukraine [in English] AND Sonderstipendienprogramm Ernst Mach-Ukraine [in English and German]
Information by the Agency for Education and Internationalisation (OeAD): https://studyinaustria.at/en/study/information-for-students-and-researchers-from-ukraine [in English and German]
University of Vienna: https://ukraine.univie.ac.at/en/info-for-researchers/ [in English]
MORE initiative (access to participating universities in Austria for persons with refugee background): https://uniko.ac.at/themen/more/angebot/index.php?lang=EN
Jobs for students and researchers: https://www.studium.at/jobs [mostly in German]
Jobs for students, also outside academia: https://jobs.oehweb.at [mostly in German]
Other job platforms, in Austria and internationally:
Ukraine jobs, Austria: https://www.ukrainejobs.at/
Waa.berlin: https://t.me/waajobs(Germany-based organization with focus on female professionals; their job platform requires Telegram freeware instant messaging service)
EmployUkraine: https://employukraine.org (UK-based charity organization & platform that lists jobs for skilled Ukrainian professionals)
Other EU and global support sites:
Students at Risk, table of suppor organizations provided by SAR: click here to download a pdf.
Russia Ukraine War - Resources and Initiatives by Female Founders organization, click here
HRForUkraine: https://hrforukraine.org (Human Resources (HR) Focus; licensed under Attribution 4.0 International)
Gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/s?q=Ukraine (US-based for-profit online fundraising/ crowdfunding platform; includes non-profit & charity projects and currently, support for Ukraine-related initiatives; please check requirements and viability of individual projects)
STaR Humanitarian Aid Hub Community: Get involved!
Our team has compiled a carefully curated Google spreadsheet table with links to:
Volunteering & donations locally
Job search platforms
Click here: #How Can We All Help?
STaR Humanitarian Aid Hub: Our Purpose. CLICK TO EXPAND
We started working on STaR Humanitarian Aid program in late February of 2022. Our hope is to:
Initiate and lead humanitarian work that aligns with STaR mission at WU
This includes efforts to contribute to the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as SDG 4 Quality Education, SDG 5 Gender Equality, SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG 10 Reduced Inequality, SDG 16, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions and SDG 17, Partnerships for Goals
Serve as an additional dissemination channel for the humanitarian relief efforts undertaken by the WU Rector’s Office and various academic and non-academic units
Remain an information hub on humanitarian aid in the long-term future
Continue dedicating our activities and STaR Events, to both environmental and social, including human rights, sides of sustainability
“Hope is a verb with its shirtsleeves rolled up.”*
(*attributed to David Orr)
Here we post news on how to get engaged, opportunities for job seekers, and important announcements. Along with other STaR-related activities.