Students for Ukraine - more faculties have joined!

More than 400 buses filled with donations left from under WNS UG until yesterday (01.03.2022). All thanks to the student action #StudencidlaUkrainy. Authorities of the University of Gdansk visited members of the academic community conducting a collection for Ukraine at the Faculty of Social Sciences UG.

'The action "Students for Ukraine - We're helping" was spontaneously initiated by a group of students of political science at the University of Gdańsk, who did not want to remain indifferent to the injustice of our neighbours,' - says Marcelina Wilczewska, a student from the Faculty of Social Sciences and the initiator of the event. She stresses that students wanted to provide real help that was within their means. Dozens of volunteers got involved, helping to collect donations, sort the parcels and send them to those most in need. The generosity of donors exceeded expectations, with over 400 transports going out in just a few days!!!



Faculty of Biology

Faculty of Chemistry

Faculty of Economics

Faculty of Philology

Faculty of History

Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Information Technology

Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Oceanography and Geography

Faculty of Law and Administration

Faculty of Management

Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG & GUMmed



Zbiórka na WNS UG

The campaign was joined by individuals and organisations from the University of Gdańsk, including the Students' Parliament, PhD Students' Council, 'Progress' magazine, faculty self-government councils and others.

On the first of March, the Faculty of Social Sciences was visited by the representatives of the university authorities, Rector prof. dr hab. Piotr Stepnowski, Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Education Quality dr hab. Arnold Kłonczyński, prof. UG, Vice-Rector for International Cooperation dr hab. Anna Jurkowska-Zeidler, prof. UG. The rectors spoke with admiration about the students' commitment.

The Rector, prof. Piotr Stepnowski emphasised how spectacular this event was, being a gift from the heart of the whole UG academic community. The Rectors left sleeping bags at the Faculty, which are greatly needed by the Ukrainians. They also highlighted the support that the organisers can count on from the authorities.

'The central place of action, storage and segregation of donations "Students for Ukraine - We're helping" is located at the Faculty of Social Sciences, but to increase the range of activities, other places of collection appear at other faculties,' - emphasizes Łukasz Bień from the Centre for Student and Doctoral Activities UG. - 'At the Faculty of Biology mainly medicines are collected, the Faculty of Biotechnology and the Faculty of Chemistry are very actively involved in the action. Help can also be given by residents of student halls of residence located in Oliwa, thanks to the post at Student House No. 10.'.

Members of the community from faculties in Sopot can leave food, medicine, hygiene products etc. at the Faculty of Management and the Faculty of Economics. Efforts are underway for the collection to take place in other units of the University.

It is worth noting that the action went beyond the walls of the University and is also taking place at the Medical University of Gdańsk.

The members of the academic community of the University of Gdańsk have shown that it is worth helping and that one cannot remain indifferent to anyone's harm; it seems that this should be one of the principles guiding the shaping of personalities within academic education.

Press Office UG