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Geisenheim University of Applied Sciences has launched the campaign "Geisenheim helps! Ukraine" campaign. The university wants to bundle and expand its existing offers of help and support for affected students, employees and partners. The background to this is the "impressive, shocking eyewitness reports and fates of students, staff, alumni, members of partner universities and from the Ukrainian wine industry", according to a statement.

The university, in cooperation with its alumni association, the Geisenheim Alumni Association e. V., and the Society for the Promotion of Geisenheim University, has launched an appeal for donations. The money is to be used to extend the previous help to financial support, and in the medium term it is to benefit the members of the Geisenheim partner universities as well as those affected in Ukraine.

"In many conversations, we got an impression of how the people in Ukraine and the refugees are doing and what they need. Of course, Geisenheim University alone cannot provide all of this, but for us it is a matter of course that we support the affected members of our own university and our six Ukrainian partner institutions in the best possible way - both ideally and financially," said Prof. Dr. Hans Reiner Schultz, President of Geisenheim University. "That's why we are also currently preparing to bottle a special edition 'Friedenswein', 100 per cent of the proceeds of which will go to the campaign."

Geisenheim University currently maintains six partnerships with universities and institutes in Ukraine. They are the Lviv Polytechnic University, Taras Shevchenko University, the National University of Food Technology and the University of Life and Environmental Sciences in Kyiv, the National Academy of Food Technology in Odessa and Yuriy Fedkovych University in Chernivtsi.

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(uka / Photo: Geisenheim University)