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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!

    Refugee Talents: A research-informed guide

    A brochure produced by WU’s Judith Kohlenberger (Institute for Social Policy), Milda Zilinskaite (STaR), and project assistant Teresa Riosa, in collaboration with Austrian Economic Chamber (WKO) and Federation of Austrian Industries (IV). It presents research insights on refugee employment, dispels common misconceptions and provides useful tips for recruitment, onboarding and management of persons with refugee background. With quotations from scholars, humanitarian aid experts, and business leaders from Austria and abroad.

    Refugee Talents brochure published

    Photos from the brochure launch event and the podium discussion that took place on June 27, 2023, at the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). To read the post-event article by ÖBB, click here [in German]

    Welcome to Vienna Brochure

    Our dedicated student volunteers compiled an informational brochure with useful links and tips for refugees and asylum seekers in Vienna [last updated summer 2022]. 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.

    • Download the guide in English here

    • Download the guide in Ukrainian here

    • Download the guide in Russian here

    Please share with anyone to whom these guides could be helpful!

    viaGerman: free German lessons for Ukranian children

    This initiative was started in April 2022 by WU (CEMS) alumnus Lukas Pichler, with support from STaR. It offers free informal German lessons to Ukrainian children in Vienna, taught by WU volunteers. Over the past year, more than 30 individuals have joined and contributed to making a difference for 110 children from Ukraine.

    For more details or to sign up for volunteering, visit: https://viagerman.com 

    Get involved!

    Our team has compiled a carefully curated Google spreadsheet table with links to:

    • Volunteering & donations locally

    • Information platforms

    • Job search platforms

    Click here: #How Can We All Help?

    Additional information for students and scholars from Ukraine. CLICK TO EXPAND

    STaR Humanitarian Aid Hub: Our Purpose. CLICK TO EXPAND

    Follow us on LinkedIn!

    Here we post news on how to get engaged, opportunities for job seekers, and important announcements. Along with other STaR-related activities.