While the Science Tower continues to be lit up in the colours of the Ukraine flag, students and the university are doing all they can to provide help to people in Ukraine.
Many students have a personal connection to this country. And so our Student Assembly has put in place a whole range of short-term measures, with students and university staff working side by side.
Students and staff of SRH University Heidelberg are deeply moved by the fate of the Ukrainian people, and show solidarity with them. Above all, however, they are also taking practical action for people fleeing Ukraine. Our psychology student Laura is particularly concerned: she was born in Ukraine. “Every morning, we first make sure that our relatives are still alive,” Laura stated. Together with many other students from various faculties, the Student Assembly is putting together a whole package of initial emergency measures and is asking all students and staff for their support:
In an additional in-house fund-raising campaign of SRH Holding, SRH Higher Education and the SRH Universities of Applied Sciences, student donations to "Aktion Deutschland Hilft" pledged by 9 March will be generously rounded up.
Donations in kind such as candles, batteries, warm blankets or sleeping bags, medical or hygiene items, non-perishable food or camping supplies are being collected in SRH Tower, coordinated by our students. Individual employees are helping to transport the donations in kind to Caritas and other organisations.
Opening hours for dropping off donations in kind at Ludwig-Guttmann-Str. 6, Room arc006 in the basement:
stated Professor Dr. Carsten Diener, President of SRH University Heidelberg, commenting on this unparalleled campaign. “It is not so much about making a political statement,” added Laura, a member of the Student Assembly of SRH University Heidelberg. “It is a matter of life and death for many innocent people who have had to leave their homes and flee the country.”