Members' Research Service By / March 21, 2022

Russia’s war on Ukraine: Ukrainian students in the EU

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 has caused vast displacement of people within the country as well as across the EU borders.

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Written by Ivana Katsarova.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 has caused vast displacement of people within the country as well as across the EU borders. While the annexation of Crimea had a negative impact on the country’s education system, recent events have added additional strain.

Outbound student mobility was already substantial in recent years, but it has accelerated even further since the Crimean conflict began . After doubling from some 25 000 to nearly 50 000 between 2007 and 2014, the number of Ukrainian students abroad has since skyrocketed by another 54 % to around 78 000 in 2019.


Read this ‘at a glance’ on ‘Russia’s war on Ukraine: Ukrainian students in the EU‘ in the Think Tank pages of the European Parliament.

Ukrainian students worldwide and in the EU

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