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Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and Nordic Ukraine Forum to host event on higher education in Ukraine

Welcome to an event hosted by the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) in collaboration with the Nordic Ukraine Forum. Join us on 6th of February, 2024, to explore and support the critical cause of higher education in Ukraine. Don't miss this meaningful discussion and mingle with Ukrainian music and art exhibition!

Ukrainian musical performances & art exhibition "Unissued Diplomas"

The event will feature musical performances by Tymur Vasylyshyn and Iana Kovalova, both renowned singers from Ukraine, as well as a violin performance by Sofia Kolupov, a British-Ukrainian violinist. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the exhibition "Unissued Diplomas," which uncovers the stories of 36 Ukrainian students who tragically lost their lives in the war.

Theme of the discussion

The discussion will focus on the crucial role of human capital in the construction of modern Ukraine and its path towards a prosperous future in the European Union. While the importance of hard infrastructure is often emphasized in conversations about rebuilding, the role of higher education is not always highlighted. This event aims to address this gap and highlight the contributions of KSE in educating future leaders and providing policy analysis to guide reforms in Ukraine.

During the evening, Kyiv School of Economics (KSE), SITE, and the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) will present their initiatives to support students and academics from Ukraine. Representatives from Swedfund and Nordic Ukraine Forum will also discuss the importance and new opportunities for projects and collaborations in Ukraine. The success of post-war reconstruction in Ukraine depends on collective efforts to preserve and develop the country's human capital.

Registration & program

Don't miss this opportunity to make a difference and contribute to the future of Ukraine. Register for the event via the Trippus platform and access the preliminary program to plan your evening. If you are unable to attend, you can still support the cause by making a donation (here) or spreading the word about the event.

For more information and inquiries, please contact site@hhs.se.

Special guests

  • Tymofiy Mylovanov, President of the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE)
  • Kata Fredheim, Executive Vice President of Partnership and Strategy and Associate Professor at SSE Riga
  • Katarina Hägg, Chief Executive Officer of SSE Executive Education
  • Alina Zubkovych, Head of Nordic Ukraine Forum and Visiting Professor from KSE
  • Anders Olofsgård, Deputy Director of SITE
  • Stefan Falk, Director of Swedfund Project Accelerator
  • Volodymyr Kykot, student representative from SSE
  • Alina Kotliarova, student representative from SSE
  • Lesia Rublevska, student representative from SSE
  • Torbjörn Becker, Director of SITE


Dominick Nilsson
Communications Manager at SITE
Email: dominick.nilsson@hhs.se
Phone: +46 8-736 9691

About Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE):

SITE is a leading research and policy center on economic development in low-and middle income countries, with a particular emphasis on transition in the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe.

About Nordic Ukraine Forum:

Nordic Ukraine Forum is a non-profit, non-governmental organization registered in Sweden. We are a Ukraine-Nordics initiative launched to build bridges between Sweden and Ukraine, as well as facilitate the spread of knowledge and insights. We help to spread the knowledge about Ukraine and the situation therein in Sweden, as well as share best practices of Sweden with Ukrainian civil society actors.

About Friends of KSE:

Friends of KSE is a Swedish non-profit (“Ideell förening”) with the purpose to support academics and students with links to Ukraine and in particular, though not exclusively, to the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE). This will be done through fundraising, human, and intellectual support. The funds raised will be used to support Ukrainian academics and faculty, staff, and students at KSE.

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