The Imre Kertész Kolleg, the Central European University, the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv and the Ukrainian Catholic University, receive funding from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to offer online courses to Ukrainian students.
The program offers an intensive learning experience on the role of Ukraine in changing European and global contexts, placing questions relevant for Ukrainian students into a transnational comparative perspective. It is not meant to replace or duplicate the existing education opportunities in Ukrainian universities, but to support them by filling the lacunae that temporarily emerged due to the Russian invasion. By strengthening the ties of Ukrainian educational institutions, as well as scholars and students, to transnational networks, the organizers hope to counter the destructive effects of brain drain through creating access to educational infrastructure and academic knowledge for students irrespective of their current location. The program is designed in a hybrid format (online teaching with a possibility of shorter on-site visit to Budapest in the form of a winter and summer schools).
The IUFU program is implemented by Central European University (Budapest Campus), in cooperation with Ukrainian (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv and Ukrainian Catholic University), and EU-based (Imre Kertész Kolleg at the University of Jena) university partners. The program is supported by the Open Society University Network, with co-funding from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), as well as the MacArthur Foundation.
Please find more information on the website of the Invisible University.
Also, the IUFU students launched their own website; an interdisciplinary web journal in the humanities and social sciences Visible University.