Ukraine special: Workshop on language and culture

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Since the war on Ukraine this country has become the centre of attention. Millions of Ukrainians have fled the war and found refuge in other countries. The Arqus Alliance universities have responded to the crisis and are committed to welcoming and supporting students and academics from Ukraine.

This interactive workshop offered by the University of Graz aims to provide an initial introduction to the Ukrainian language in its key linguistic and sociolinguistic aspects. The participants will also be introduced to the Ukrainian Cyrillic alphabet as well as the key facts of Ukrainian geography and cultural history.

There are no prerequisites for this course, but participants are asked to join in with their microphone and computer camera on. The workshop aims at all interested academic and administrative staff members of the Arqus Alliance partner universities. The workshop leaders are Svitlana Antonyuk, PhD, and Dr. Mariya Donska from the Institute of Slavic Studies of the University of Graz.

Date and time: 20th May from 16:00 to 18:00 (CEST).

Registration: Please register here by 15th May 2022. 

Workshop format: Online (Zoom). Participants will receive an invitation to a Zoom meeting in a timely manner.

Fee: The workshop is free of charge for staff members of the Arqus Alliance partner universities.

Contact: For any enquiries, please contact Simone Klinge at

Please note: In order to ensure the quality of the session and for the benefit of the participants, the number of participants for this workshop is limited to a maximum of 20. The workshop places will be distributed fairly among the partner universities, on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Arqus workshop series on language and cross-cultural competence is offered in the framework of Action Line 4 Multilingual and Multicultural University (sub-line 4.5), led by Leipzig University. These workshops target academic and administrative staff at partner universities and focus on specific topics such as working and teaching through the medium of English, intercultural awareness in the classroom and outside, and inclusive language.