Watch Ukrainian President Zelenskyy’s meeting with higher-ed leaders


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will meet virtually with U.S. higher-education leaders, including U-M President Mary Sue Coleman, at 11 a.m. May 16 to discuss collaborations among the two countries’ universities.

Faculty, staff and students will be able to view Zelenskyy’s address and a subsequent Q&A session via YouTube.

An invitation from the Association of American Universities, which is coordinating the session, said Zelenskyy will discuss how America’s leading research universities can work with Ukrainian officials and educators to help rebuild and transform his country’s decimated higher education sector.

“President Zelenskyy’s administration envisions a postwar Ukrainian education sector with world-class research universities that drive scientific discovery and technological advancement, contribute to the nation’s economy, and collaborate closely with American universities,” the AAU said.

“During his address, President Zelenskyy will outline his forward-thinking vision for Ukraine and speak about the Ukrainian Global University, which brings together an international network of institutions to help displaced Ukrainian students and scholars continue their education and research.”

Watch Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy address and answer questions from U.S. higher education leaders at 11 a.m. May 16.

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