Ukraine Crisis Q&A followed by African Dinner
Ukraine was home to over 76,000 foreign students, according to government data from Protected content .
Nearly a quarter of the students were from Africa, with the largest numbers coming from Nigeria, Morocco and Egypt.
Ukraine has long appealed to foreign students, which can be traced back to the Soviet era, when there was a lot of investment in higher education and a deliberate attempt to attract students from newly independent African countries.
Now, Ukrainian universities are seen as a gateway to the European job market, offering affordable course prices, straightforward visa terms and the possibility of permanent residency.
For many Africans and us here in Europe, the crisis has raised a number of questions.
For answers, I've organised a live video interview with Artur, who has recently migrated to Munich and is busy writing his PhD on Ukraine's national identity and foreign policy. His mother decided to stay in Kiev.
Other speakers are Obi,a Nigerian student and a Ukranian who has been working closely with foreign students, Vitalii.
You will all be able to freely ask your questions on his experience and the situation there.
The live session will take place from 7pm to 8pm and will be followed by an African dinner.
Artur is a friend I met while studying in China at Zhejiang Normal University. ZJNU is the university authorized to accept international students supported by the Chinese Government Scholarship and established Confucius Institutes in Cameroon and Ukraine.
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